Next Note Call for Scores

Next Note is a Paris based music company with the aim of discovering exciting, new music and connecting it with a larger audience. We feel that meaningful promotion and exposure for new music if often very scarce for young or emerging composers and we intend to provide that as well as new opportunities for the artists.
One of the ways we will be looking for new talent is through various call for scores. We are looking for scores for any subset of piano quintet from 1-5 players. Chosen scores will be professionally performed and recorded. These recordings will be paired with one of our collaborators in the UK, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark and here in France to create an accompanying music video. These people include award winning video artists, film makers and animators working in a wide range of mediums from stop motion animation to cutting edge 3D and VR video. The resulting music video and recording will be posted on our Youtube channel and website in early 2019 after our launch as well as an artist showcase and interview. It goes without saying that Next Note will heavily promote each video and packages including an artist profile will also be sent to concert managers and ensembles throughout Europe and the US through Next Note's own networking channels.

Each successful entry will also receive prize money which will be divided among the winning composers from our prize fund. As such, the amount will vary depending on how many entries are selected however, the minimum prize guarantee is 150 Euro.

Composers will retain all rights to their music and the resulting recording and video may be used independently by the winning composers for their own purposes provided that due credits are given.

There is no age limit however we are looking for composers in the early stages of their career. There is no restriction on nationality.

1. We are accepting works for piano quintet or any subset thereof (string quartet, solo piano, etc.) with or without electronics. The piece may have already been performed, recorded or awarded. There are no limits of duration however preference will be given to those within a 3 to 10 minute limit. Single movements of multi movement works will also be accepted.

2. Please email us the following at

- A PDF of the score

- A MIDI/Workshop recording (optional)

- Bio/CV

- Proof of fee payment

3. The entry fee is 10 EURO. Payment is accepted via PayPal at

4. Submissions are due on August 31, 2018 11:59PM GMT.

Results will be announced by email to all participants and on social media on November 1st 2018. The winning composer will be required to provide parts and any possible electronic components by November 10th 2018.

If you have any question please don't hesitate to contact us at

31 Aug 2018
Euro (EUR)