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 World Music Days Call for Works
Summary:Competition wth 11 categories
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: The Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at Florida International University (FIU) is pleased to announce a call for scores for submission to the 2018 World Music Days being held in Beijing, China. As an Associated Section of the ISCM we will be submitting up to six works to represent the USA at the festival.

Although the ultimate programming choices are made by the festival, we are proud to be able to state that a number of works chosen by our panel and submitted to WMD have been selected for inclusion in several of these important international festivals. Most recently, music by Sky Macklay, Jacob Gotlib, Mike Frengel, Per Bloland, Douglas Geers, Veronika Krausas, William Kleinsasser, Aaron Cassidy, Dorothy Chang, Ashely Rose Fure, Sam Pluta, John Kennedy, Ed Martin, and Randy Bauer has been selected and presented at these events.

Please note that this call is for US composers only (i.e., citizens or permanent residents of the US). Additionally, as per WMD guidelines, composers whose works were selected for submission by the Miami ISCM Chapter in 2016 are not eligible this year.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

Application Fee: $11.50 for the submission of one work, and $16.50 for the submission of two works.

The application procedure consists of the following steps:

1. Submitting online payment through ticket solutions.
Select 2018 World Music Days. After completing payment, you will be provided an “order number”. This is necessary for the next step.
Click here to complete online payment.

2. Filling out the online informational form.
All materials must be submitted electronically and made available for download by supplying links to download files and/or stream audio files. Please make sure all links stay active through the end of December. Please enter the “order number” obtained through the above process at the bottom of the form. This will provide proof of payment.
Click here to access the online informational form.

Works for the following forces are requested (please note specific details): All submissions must come from within these categories. No addition of extra instruments to categories is allowed. Submitted works must have been composed in 2008 or later.

Possible Instrumentation Categories:
1. Symphony orchestra
2. Traditional Chinese Music Orchestra
3. Sinfonietta
4. Youth mixed choir
5. String Quartet
6. Piano Trio
7. Chamber Music pieces for Quintet
8. Chamber Music pieces for Septet or Octet
9. Pieces for Violin, Flute, Tenor, or Soprano, with or without Piano
10. Chamber Opera
11. Computer Music

For the complete guidelines regarding the instrumentations and duration limitation, please click here.

Submission Checklist
* A score of the work to be uploaded, if applicable
* A recording of the submitted work if possible, also to be submitted online
* Proper submission of the online application form
* Application payment for submitted works.

By submitting to the festival, the composer or publisher must provide all necessary performing materials (including scores and parts, special uncommon instrument(s), audio and video materials, etc.) at a date specified by the festival, if selected.

Given the nature of the requirements from Beijing, scores should not be submitted anonymously– however the identity of the composer will be masked from the jury during the selection process.

All submissions must be received by December 15, 2017. Selected works be announced shortly thereafter. Submissions that do not meet the conditions or deadlines specified will not be considered.

For more information regarding the World Music Days, please visit the ISCM or the 2018 World Music Days web sites.