MATA Interval Call for Submissions

March 24, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, Performers by newmusicscotland

MATA, the New York City-based young composer advocacy and presenting organization, is accepting proposals for the 2015-16 season of our intermittent concert series INTERVAL. This call for Interval is how we seek out concerts that are not a part of our Festival.

If you have an idea for a concert, we want to hear about it and we want to work with you to present it. The mission for the Interval series is to present innovative work by young and emerging composers and performers and ensembles.

Selected participants will be asked to:

Program – in conjunction with MATA’s directors – a concert of works by emerging composers for MATA’s Interval series
Create a comprehensive budget
Coordinate schedules and other logistics with the venue, participating composers, performing artists, and technical staff
Coordinate and create various public relations activities, including writing press release copy, blog posts, collecting media content from artists and so forth. Technical assistance will be provided when necessary, and MATA’s Directors are available throughout the process.
While Interval is focused on pre-existing works that deserve to be heard, we encourage the presentation of new works.

We anticipate and encourage many different responses to this call; we want to hear from you what a concert on the Interval series would mean. Among those responses, we anticipate:

Ensembles / Performers interested in performing on a MATA Interval Program
Proposals of concerts of music by emerging composers by Curators and Ensembles in collaboration
Larger-scale projects initiated by a composer in collaboration with an ensemble
Larger-scale projects initiated by a composer
For All Applicants

Fill out the Application here: ( ) and email your CV and the requested supplementary materials to by Midnight, Eastern Time, May 19, 2015.

Supplementary Materials

For all applicants:

Applicant’s CV in pdf format (2 page maximum)
While all music presented must be by young (defined as under age 40, for the purposes of this call) and emerging composers, applicants and performers may be of any age.
For Ensembles / Performers Interested in Performing on MATA’s Interval Series

A list of your ensemble’s repertoire
A list of young composers and/or works you are interested in, or planning on, performing. Include links to no more than three work samples.
Links to two audio/videos of live performance. Be sure to include the date, location, and title of work presented.
Ensemble / Musician Biographies (2 pages maximum)
Press Kit (if applicable)
A rough budget for artist fees
All supplementary materials should be in pdf format.

For Composers / Performers / Ensembles / Curators Proposing a Specific Concert

Program Proposal / Curatorial Concept (no more than one page)
Actual Program for Concert. Please include composer names, date of birth, titles and general instrumentation and links to recordings of works proposed. For unperformed works, please provide links to relevant material / work samples.
If a specific ensemble is intended, please include links to two live audio/video recordings of the ensemble performing. Include date, location, and title of work.
Ensemble/Musician/Composer Biographies (no more than one paragraph per biography please)
Any relevant scores, if applicable
Rough Budget for Artist Fees
Composers/Performers may program or perform their own work. All composers programmed must be under age 40 on May 19, 2015.

We anticipate Interval programs will have a variety of budgets and encourage applications within the range of $800-$2000.

Outside technical personnel and Venue fees should not be included in your budget. MATA reserves the right to adjust proposed budgets. Budgets that combine our resources with outside resources are possible and encouraged.

We encourage you to contact us at with any questions. Please visit for more information about previous Interval programs and artists, or to learn more about MATA.