fivebyfive Call for Scores


fivebyfive is excited to announce a Call for Scores! We are looking for original pieces and arrangements, as well as grant and project proposals with the goal of expanding our available repertoire and meeting future collaborators.
Submissions are due by Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 with selected performances to take place in our upcoming seasons.
We will also provide a demo quality recording of the pieces that we select.

fivebyfive's mission is to engage audiences in the collaborative spirit and creativity of modern chamber music by commissioning, arranging and performing a wide range of works for its instrumentation. Through its workshops and educational concerts fivebyfive aims to spark young people’s unlimited creative potential.

“The chamber ensemble fivebyfive has quickly become a go-to source for contemporary
classical concert music in Rochester. “
— Daniel J. Kushner, CITY Newspaper


Pieces must be for the full instrumentation or nonspecific/open instrumentation.
Instrumentation: Flute (double on Alto or Bass), Clarinet (double on A or bass), Electric guitar (effects available), Double Bass (possibly electric bass, please contact), Piano (limited extended techniques).
Submitted pieces must be acoustic only, no electronics or computers. However, grant and project proposals are open to anything
Pieces can include structured improvisation.


Email PDF score and parts, mp3 of recording or MIDI realization (if available) and contact info to

We look forward to hearing your work, meeting you, and the possibility of doing something meaningful together!

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15 Jan 2019