The Joliet Symphony Orchestra Call for Scores

January 7, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

The Joliet Symphony Orchestra at USF’s Composition Competition 2015

The JSO seeks to broaden the repertoire for college/community orchestras, recognize outstanding composers, and bring new music to our audiences.

– 1st prize: $500, public performance by the JSO, recording
– 2nd prize: $250
– 3rd prize: $100

The Piece:
– suitable for a college/community orchestra
– length between 5 and 12 minutes
– instrumentation not to exceed 3333/4331/Tp+3/Str
– written in the past five years (2010-2015)

The Composer:
– no age limit
– no geographical limit
– no entry fee
– limit 1 submission per composer

Beyond standard criteria (idiomatic writing and orchestration, lack of notational errors, etc.),
the following traits will be valued:
– sensitivity to the variety of skill levels in college/community orchestras’ string sections
– rewarding parts for all players, especially those with traditionally less-involved parts

To Enter
Submit by May 1, 2015 an entry form including:
– PDF of full score
– PDF of first violin part
– link to audio file of live or MIDI performance (if available)

Entry form:
Orchestra website: