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 Applause New Music Fund
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Date Posted: 23 November 2017
Details: Since 2013, The Applause New Music Fund (ANMF), has
devoted itself to the outreach, dissemination, and
promotion of new art music by living composers and
ensembles whose primary focus is their music.

Active in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, The ANMF,
through the Applause Concert Series, has commissioned
several composers, premiered more than 10
works, and presented concerts with ensembles
ranging from soloist to large experimental laptop
groups. Locations have included Mansfield, Arlington,
and Ft. Worth in venues such as The Modern Museum of Art in Fort Worth,
the University of Texas at Arlington, and New Hope Baptist Church.

The Applause New Music Fund invites composers of all ages and nationalities to submit their music for consideration in this year’s Applause Concert Series. Compositions must be between 5 and 12 minutes to be considered and may be submitted for the following ensembles/concerts:

a) Ros|Car Duo (Violin and Harp). Works will be accepted for any combination of the ensemble (i.e. Solo Harp, Solo Violin, Duo)

One work selected to be performed at the City Council Room in Arlington, Texas March 22nd, 2018

Several Works selected (including the piece performed March 22nd) to be performed in Mansfield, Texas on July 28th, 2018, venue TBD.

b) Unheard Of//Ensemble. Works for the full ensemble only (Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano)

Several works selected to be performed on May 13, 2018 at New Hope Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas.

c) Electric Resonance II. Fixed or interactive media up to four channels with or without a visual component. Electro-acoustic works are welcome provided that the composer supply the performer and instrument.

Several works selected to be performed in June or July, 2018 in Dallas/Ft. Worth TX (Venue TBD).

d) Vive! Ensemble. Works for at least two but up to all six of the following instruments + a conductor: Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, String Bass, and Percussion (vibraphone, glockenspiel, all instruments related to a drum set, smaller tam tams, any/multiple of/all kinds of small stuff).

Several Works selected to be performed on June 2nd, 2018 at the Farr Best Theater in Mansfield, Texas.

To be considered please send the following information to

The concert or ensemble (A, B, C, D) for which you are submitting a Score. If you are submitting more than one piece, please label for which categories. Only one piece per category may be submitted
Your name and email contact information
Name of the piece and duration.
One score (or more: see below)
Audio recording if available (midi acceptable)
A Submission fee of $15 dollars for one category or $20 dollars for up to all categories. Please post the paypal receipt number in the email.

Works must be submitted by January 15th, 2018.

For any questions please email Dr. Paul Poston at