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Summary:Choir call
Deadline: 22 October 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Deadline: October 22, 2017

The Astoria Choir invites submissions for its fourth annual call for works to be programmed on its Readings & Carols concert on December 9. The concert pairs holiday and seasonal inspired works and readings, both sacred and secular. This year’s central work will be Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata.

• Composers must live or be matriculated at a college in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut
• The work should be for mixed choir and can be a cappella or use any combination of the following instruments: 2 trumpets, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, piano, organ, and 1 percussionist (auxiliary percussion and timpani)
• Electro-acoustic works will not be considered
• Previously selected works are ineligible; however, those composers may submit different works
• Works should not exceed eight (8) minutes
• Single movements from larger works, not to exceed eight (8) minutes, are acceptable
• Up to three works may be chosen for the performance
• Each selected composer will be invited to attend a rehearsal and meet with the choir
• A choral score and any instrumental parts are due by November 8, 2017
• Composer(s) are required to attend the concert. No additional funding is available for travel costs

Submission Process:
• Please submit using our website:
• An anonymous copy of the full score as a PDF, free from any identifying markings including name, commissioning party, or dedication
• Information Sheet with the following details, as a separate PDF:
• Composer’s name, phone number, mailing address, and email address
• Title and duration of work
• Statement that the text is in public domain or written permission for use of text
• Order number from PayPal submission fee processing
• An anonymous recording of the work as an .mp3 file or link to streaming audio in Google Drive.
• MIDI realizations are acceptable
• Submission Fee: $10, payable through PayPal
• You may follow the links below to pay the fee and submit your score.
• You needn't set up a PayPal account if you don't have one. Simply click on the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button instead of sighing in.

• $250 for each selected composer and a performance of the work
• Digital recording of the performance
• Selected composer(s) will be notified via e-mail by October 31, 2017 and announced on our social media platforms and website

Deadline: October 22, 2017