University of Nebraska Kearney New Music Festival XIV

September 2, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers, Opportunity, Other Opportunity, Performers by mwhiteside

University of Nebraska Kearney New Music Festival XIV
March 9-10, 2015

The University of Nebraska Kearney and the UNK student chapter of the Society of Composers International is excited to announce two calls for its New Music Festival XIV, held on March 9-10, 2015 at the UNK campus in Kearney, Nebraska. All composers, theorists, and lecturers are welcome to submit scores and lecture proposals. Deadline for receipt is November 15, 2014. There is no fee to submit to the festival. If selected, participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.

Call for Scores: We are looking for solo and chamber scores no more than 15 minutes in duration. Works involving electronics, graphic notation, and open instrumentation are also welcome.

The following should be sent to

1. PDF scores with the date of composition and duration. Composers may submit up to two (2) scores for consideration. Do not send parts at this time.

2. Links to recordings. If no links are available, you may attach a sound file. MIDI files will be accepted.

3. A PDF with the following information:
a. Composer’s name, contact information, and a short bio.
b. Program notes and performance history for all submitted scores.
c. Whether or not you are able to bring your own performer(s).

4. List of any technical needs.

Call for Lectures: We are also looking for proposals of lectures and presentations pertaining to any topic of new music composition and/or research. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. One session will be devoted to presentations.

The following should be sent to

1. Abstract between 250 and 500 words.
2. List of any technical needs.

Electronic submission is preferred for both calls. If electronic submission is not possible, submissions may be addressed to:

Anthony Donofrio, Department of Music and Performing Arts
University of Nebraska Kearney
2506 12th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68849

Please send all questions to