Call for Scores: Summer 2018

MAY 11, 2018 - This new collaboration aims to connect early-career, Detroit-area composers with musicians in their community. The September 2018 concert will feature six world premieres by artists that perform regularly in numerous Detroit-based ensembles. With support provided by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) New Leaders Program we are offering four commissions for composers to write a new chamber work for premiere in September 2018 at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Rivera Court.


PROJECT TIMELINE | SUMMER 2018

MAY 11 - Applications open for composers

JUNE 8 - Close applications

JUNE 18 - Selected composers notified, assigned instrumentation

AUGUST 12 - Final scores/parts due

SEPTEMBER 4-8 - Two rehearsals with all participating composers and musicians

SEPTEMBER 9 - New works premiered at Detroit Institute of Arts


CALL FOR COMPOSERS! APPLICATIONS DUE BY JUNE 8




APPLICANT GUIDELINES

  • Composers must reside in Michigan; Two of the four selected composers will be residents of Wayne/Oakland/Macomb counties.

  • Composers must be 30 years of age or under;

  • Applicants may be of any level of schooling or post-schooling;

  • Applicants must attend both rehearsals and the premiere (and ideally, our pizza party);




SUBMISSION MATERIALS

  • Completion of the online application inclusive of:

  • Short answers of why you’re interested in the project, etc;

  • Your preference for instrumentation of your work, if selected;

  • Two contrasting scores and recordings, preferably either or both an example of writing acoustic chamber music for 1-6 players;




SELECTED COMPOSERS RECEIVE

  • $400 Award;

  • Commission to write a 6-9 min. work for subset of 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Piano;

  • Premiere on our September 9th concert by our ensemble;

  • Audio Recording of the premiere performance;

  • Participation in 2 rehearsals with musicians and other selected composers;

  • Invitation to a pizza party.

The September call, commission, and performance was made possible by the generous support from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs.