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 Praecepta International Call for Scores
Summary:Competition with acoustic/electronic categories
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: Rules and Guidelines

Individuals may submit only one (1) work per category (acoustic composition, electronic composition).

Acoustic Composition:

The submitted work should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.

The number of performers must be between 2-6 players. The instrumentation may be a subset of the following instruments. Works that require a conductor are acceptable.

Flute (C, Piccolo, Alto, and Bass, doubling allowed)

Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)


(2) Saxophone (any kind, doubling allowed)

Trumpet Bb or C

Horn in F



(2) Percussion





Double Bass


The submitted work should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.

Submissions of electronic works may be composed for audio playback up to a quadrophonic speaker array with or without a live performer(s). Works that include a video component are eligible.

Full Guidelines:

-Works should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.

-Works of any style, aesthetic, and notation will be accepted.

-The work must not exceed twelve minutes in duration

-For the electronic category, works that include a video component are eligible but video is not required.

-Only one entry per composer.

-A jointly written work will be considered a single entry.

-Submissions may have been performed previously, but pieces that have been played and/or recorded by a professional ensemble should not be submitted.

-No information that indicates or suggests the name or affiliation of the composer can appear anywhere on the entry work score or recording.

-Scores and recordings (mp3) should be uploaded to the submission portal.

-For electronic works, in lieu of a score, the composer should provide a technical rider that includes spatialisation, video, live-processing, and equipment requirements.