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 GRIT Collaborative
Summary:Interdisciplinary Arts Festival Call for Scores
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Our Fall Festival Call for Scores is now open! GRIT Collaborative will be presenting a multi-concert interdisciplinary arts festival, in partnership with Oh My Ears! and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ from November 16-17, 2018! The two concerts, “Are You Alarmed?” and “Get Woke!” will pair music, selected from our Call for Scores, and visual art (see below for participating artists) for a unique, interdisciplinary experience. Together, we will open a dialogue about social justice with the Phoenix community. Additionally, we will be holding artist panels at local institutions (TBA) to open up the conversation about diversity in the arts and how creative artists may address social justice issues through their work. During the festival, we will also be partnering with local coffee roasters to provide some beverages to help us “get woke”.

GRIT Collaborative is pleased to announce our Call for Scores open to any/all composers whose work fits the relationship to the theme (more detailed information below). We strive to program composers and artists from underrepresented communities (women, people of color, LGBTQIA+), so our mission is to amplify these voices and provide agency for their work to be experienced. For this call, we kindly ask that you provide us with some information regarding how your work correlates to this mission. We are looking to program marginalized composers and artists who face systematic discrimination in order to help address these issues. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018. Composers will be notified of the results by September 7, 2018.

Scores will be selected by a panel made up of the GRIT Collaborative Board of Directors, Oh My Ears! Directors and Musicians, and the Participating Visual Artists (see below). This group of creative artists and arts administrators will adjudicate based on quality of work and adherence to the Theme.

The following materials are required to be considered for this Call for Scores:

-Scores are required for acoustic works, recordings are optional (but highly encouraged)

-Recordings are required for electroacoustic works (stereo playback), no score or written component is required

-Headshot is required for promotional materials

-All materials must be submitted via Dropbox (or other file sharing services) and MUST BE AVAILABLE THROUGH November 18, 2018.

Available Instrumentation (+ any subsets):

2 flutes/piccolos

3 clarinets

2 bass clarinets

2 alto saxophones

1 tenor saxophone

2 violins

1 viola

1 cello

1 bass (or 1 electric bass)

Participating Visual Artists:

Laura Buchan

Cleopatra Bertelsen

Alma Leiva

Amanda Lechner

Emanuella Israel

Matt Manalo

Dana O'Malley

Composers are welcome to attend the festival, but attendance is not required. No travel or stipend may be provided for composers wishing to attend, but host housing is available at no cost!

Please address any questions to Dr. Joshua Marquez at:

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Notification: September 7, 2018

 Chamber Music | OC
Summary:Competition 2-10 players
Deadline: 01 June 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: Launched in 2012 by pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks and violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, Chamber Music | OC has established itself as one of the most dynamic classical music projects in the country dedicated to advancing the art of chamber music through performance, education, and community outreach. Distinguished guest artists include violinists Glenn Dicterow, Eugene Drucker, Kyung Sun Lee, and Philip Setzer; violists Paul Coletti, Karen Dreyfus, and Ben Ullery; cellists Colin Carr and Robert deMaine; pianists Robert McDonald and Julian Martin; and ensembles including the Jupiter String Quartet and Trio Céleste. Chamber Music | OC recently celebrated its 4th anniversary with a sold-out performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall that was described as “one of the best performances this listener has heard” (New York Concert Review, New York, NY).

The Education Division of Chamber Music | OC is anchored by the Young Artist Program, the only tuition-free program of its kind in the country. Open to exceptionally talented musicians between the ages of 12 and 25, the program provides a unique and comprehensive musical education that features chamber music coachings and performance classes, musicianship and eurhythmics workshops, career development seminars and college counseling, participation in distinguished guest artist master classes, community outreach performances, and the Rising Stars Recital Series.

The Community Outreach Division of Chamber Music | OC aspires to make the benefits of music widely accessible through collaborations with local schools and community organizations. The program offers a range of single- and multi- session workshops designed to give participants the opportunity to enjoy and learn about how music can positively affect their well-being. Partnering organizations include the Irvine Adult Day Health Services, Kids Institute for Development and Advancement, Human Options, and the Orange County Childrens Therapeutic Arts Center.

About the Competition
Through its diverse program offerings and world-class performing artists, Chamber Music | OC is proud to announce a new initiative designed to support the work of living composers: the 1st Annual International New Music Competition featuring the John Corigliano Grand Prize.

Grand Prize:

John Corigliano Grand Prize for best new work: $1,500, live performance and recording of submitted work

Additional Prizes:

California Love Prize for best work by a composer residing in California: $200
Emerging Artist Prize for best work by a composer age 25 and under: $200
International Prize for best work by a composer residing outside of the USA: $200
Trio Céleste Prize for best work for violin, cello, and piano: $200
Wonder Woman Prize for best work by a female composer: $200

Although only the Grand Prize guarantees a performance and recording, performances and/or recordings may be offered to other prize winners at the discretion of the Jury Panel.

Open to all ages and citizenships. Both students and professionals are encouraged to apply.

All submissions must be received by June 1st, 2018. Submissions will be accepted electronically only. Applicants may be selected as winners in more than one category. All determinations made by the Jury Panel are final. The Jury Panel reserves the right to not select a winner in any given category if they feel there is no qualified submission. All winners will be announced on July 18th, 2018. Compositions must be no longer than 15 minutes in length and for any instrumental configuration from 2 to 10 performers. Applicants must submit a complete score (with parts) and recording (midi or live) of the composition. Application fee is $30.

Jury panel to include John Corigliano (The Juilliard School, Lehman College – CUNY), Paul Dooley (University of Michigan), and Vera Ivanova (The Colburn School, Chapman University).
Contacting jury members about this competition is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification. Please send all inquiries to

Summary:Ongoing Chamber Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 December 2014
Details: rarescale has an ongoing call for scores and are interested in hearing from composers of all ages and nationalities. We are seeking quality chamber works for any combination of the following instruments:

flute/alto flute/bass flute (Kingma System)
oboe/cor anglais
clarinet/bass clarinet

Please note that due to the high volume of works received we are unable to perform all the works sent to us, but we will keep details of all submissions in our database for future performance opportunities.

Please send scores and all performance materials as PDF or Sibelius 6 files to Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.