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Jordan College of the Arts Composers Orchestra Call for Scores 2016

 Jordan College of the Arts Composers Orchestra Call for Scores 2016
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 05 April 2017
Date Posted: 07 September 2016
Details: Jordan College of the Arts Composers Orchestra Call for Scores 2016
Call for Scores – Jordan College of Arts Composers Orchestra 2016

The Jordan College of Arts Composers Orchestra of Butler University invites composers of all ages and in any stage of their career to submit scores to be considered for our upcoming concert seasons. Originally formed by Michael Schelle during the Ford Administration, the JCAco is not a standard orchestra, but a highly skilled, non-standard chamber group whose instrumentation changes each year, that is skilled in performing works that are text-based, improvisational, Fluxus spirited, and often theatrical, typically performing 5-7 concerts each year.

Please send us fun, wacky, wry, off-beat, pointed, awkward, silly, non-specific instrumentation, improvisational, graphically notated pieces. Even though it says ‘orchestra’ in the name of our ensemble. ummmmm……… well, we typically don’t have that kind of instrumentation. Works including voice, electronics*, found instruments, handmade instruments, or appliances are all welcome.

*Electronic works should be easily able to be performed. Stereo fixed media and Max pieces that have been compiled into Runtime are best. Pieces that require more complicated setups are discouraged at this time.

Length of works: 1-12 minutes maximum

Composers may submit a maximum of two (2) scores in PDF format, along with complete composer contact information in a Zip archive. Each Zip archive should consist of one score, and one docx or pdf file with the composer’s info, duration of the work, link to a recording of an actual live performance (if available – no MIDI realizations, please), instrumentation of the piece, and list of necessary tech items (if needed) on it. Send a separate Zip file for each submission. Please title each file like this: LastName_Firstnameinitial-#_TITLE.zip (i.e. Felice_F-1_ZOINKS.zip, and then Felice-F2_EGAD.zip for the second entry).

Please do not send audio with your submission – instead, provide a link to Soundcloud, ReverbNation, etc.

The pieces may have been already performed. Submit only full scores at this time. If selected, you will be contacted for performance materials. Electronic submission only – please place each submission into this Dropbox folder:

https://www.dropbox.com/request/Fv8G78UxBz81pKFYvodJ
Email:ffelice@butler.edu