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Summary:Competition with 5 categories
Deadline: 02 December 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: ensemble mise-en is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020! Since 2014, the festival has featured more than 30 pieces each year. We look forward to your submissions and to presenting even more works this year.

Selected composers are required to attend the festival dates, June 23-28, 2020. Since last year, we offer FREE HOUSING to all participating composers for the duration of the festival! Each will have the chance to collaborate with ensemble mise-en as well as other guest musicians. This is a unique opportunity to share your work not only with a New York City audience but with visiting musicians and composers from around the world.

Deadline: December 2, 2019 (EST 11:59PM)

The guidelines for the submissions:

1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 23-28, 2020) in New York City. We offer free housing to all participating composers.
3. The submission fee is $25 (USD, non-refundable).
4. Multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
5. Those composers chosen to write new works (Category #5) will be notified by December 31st, 2019. All other composers chosen to participate in the festival will be notified after February 1st, 2020.


1. Solo instrument with or without electronics
2. Chamber Ensemble (2-6 musicians) with or without electronics
3. Large Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra (7-22 musicians) with or without electronics
4. Tape/Live Electronics/Audiovisual Work
5. Proposal for a new piece (flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin and cello or any subset) with or without electronics*

*This category (#5) is for undeveloped works or works-in-progress. Selected proposals must be completed and submitted by April 15th, 2020 for inclusion in the festival program.

IMPORTANT -- we will NOT accept any hard copies or email submissions. All submissions should be made via the following website:

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The previous festival website links:
- Festival 2018 (
- Festival 2019 (

Please direct all inquiries to:
Entry Fee:$25