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Summary:Festival Call for Scores
Deadline: 21 January 2014
Date Posted: 29 December 2013
Details: Application Deadline: January 21, 2014

MATA seeks submissions from composers under age 40 for our 2015 festival and commissioning program. We accept all music: sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations, fully notated, improvised, and everything in between. A panel of distinguished composers, performers, and conductors will select approximately 20 participants for our Spring 2015 MATA Festival of New Music in New York City. Selected composers will either receive a performance of a pre-existing work or a commission to write a new piece. Our performers are among the world’s finest ensembles and in the past have included chamber groups large and small, orchestra, chorus, soloists, and much more.

Please submit links to scores and recordings of your two best works; a one-page resume; a list of compositions; and contact information through our website We will only accept digital submissions. There is no entrance fee.

Audio: we accept either links to recordings hosted on a personal website or through SoundCloud. Please provide direct links to the works submitted. In either case, links must be streamable, not only downloadable. YouTube and Vimeo links are acceptable if your work involves visual elements.

Scores: we accept links to PDF documents either through a personal website or Issuu, a free publishing platform that allows you to upload PDF’s and provides a link for anyone to view the PDF online.

Please ensure that your links remain in operation indefinitely, as the review process will take place in the spring and summer of 2014. Do not provide links that will expire after any period of time. If we cannot access your links, we are unable to evaluate your work.

Selected composers will be notified by Summer 2014.
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