USF New-Music Consortium: 2019 International Call for Scores

The New-Music Consortium at the University of South Florida, the School of Music’s student-run contemporary music organization, is pleased to announce its 4th Biennial New-Music Consortium International Call for Scores.

Two works will be selected, with one each in the categories of acoustic and electronic composition. Selected compositions will be presented at the NMC’s Spring New-Music Concert, which will take place at 7:30pm on April 5, 2019.

Selected composers will be expected to provide professional performance materials by February 5, 2019. Although a stipend for travel and lodging cannot be provided, the winning composers are encouraged (but not required) to attend the performance. If the composers choose to attend the concert, the NMC will assist with travel arrangements to and from the airport in Tampa. There are several reasonably priced hotels near campus and the NMC can offer any documentation that might assist those seeking funding from institutions or outside sources.

Composers of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. There is no entry fee, no age limit, and works may have been previously performed (detailed guidelines below). Composers who have graduated from the University of South Florida after the year 2009 are not eligible to apply.

A panel consisting of members of the New-Music Consortium will evaluate the pieces and choose the winning entries. USF professors Dr. Baljinder Sekhon and Dr. Eunmi Ko will facilitate the competition.

All applications must be completed and received by December 7, 2018. The winning entries will be announced by February 1, 2019.

RULES AND GUIDELINES
Individuals may submit one work to only one category.

ACOUSTIC:
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. Duos for instrument and piano are not eligible. Works that require a conductor are acceptable. Works may include up to 2 percussionists but only one each of the other available instruments.

Flute
Oboe
Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)
Bassoon
Trumpet
French horn
Trombone
Tuba
Percussion (2)
Piano
Violin
Viola
Cello

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

Submissions of electronic works may be composed for audio playback up to a 5.1 speaker array. These works may include 1 – 3 performer(s) of the instrumentation listed in the acoustic category. Works that include a video component, fixed media, or live electronics are all eligible.

Full Guidelines:
~Works should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.
~Works of any style, aesthetic, and notation will be accepted.
~Only one entry per composer.
~A jointly written work will be considered a single entry.
~Submissions may have been performed previously.
~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 should be uploaded to a service such as Dropbox or Google Drive, and links should be provided on the entry form.
~Please be sure the privacy settings for the linked files are set to be viewed by anyone with a link.
~For electronic works, in lieu of a score, the composer should provide a link to a PDF containing program notes and technical requirements.
~For electronic works that include a score, please include the technical information within the score PDF file.

SUBMISSION PROCESS
The submission process is entirely online. Please follow the directions below to ensure that your application is successfully received.


ACOUSTIC:
1) Prepare an anonymous PDF score (TITLE.pdf) and an anonymous MP3 recording (TITLE.mp3) of your work. All indications of the composer’s identity, affiliation, or performing ensemble should be removed.
2) Upload the score and recording to an online file sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)
3) Prepare a 200-word biography to be pasted into submission form. (Biographies will be used when announcing the winning composer and will not be visible to the selection committee.)
4) Submissions will be handled by a third party. For questions and information, please write to: BSekhon@usf.edu.
5) Submit your information and materials here: https://goo.gl/forms/90p499SkV3vqopNI2

ELECTRONIC:
1) Prepare an anonymous PDF with program notes and technical information (TITLE.pdf), and an anonymous recording (TITLE.mp3/wav/etc.) of your work (stereo mix). All indications of the composer’s identity and affiliation should be removed.
2) Upload the recording and PDF program notes to an online file sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)
3) Prepare a 200-word biography to be pasted into submission form. (Biographies will be used when announcing the winning composer.)
4) Submissions will be handled by a third party. For questions and information, please write to: BSekhon@usf.edu.
5) Submit your information and materials here: https://goo.gl/forms/90p499SkV3vqopNI2

PAST WINNERS:

2017
Acoustic: Roger Zare
Electronic: Nikos Stavropoulos

2015
Acoustic: Gabriel Bolaños
Electronic: Daniel Blinkhorn

2013
Acoustic: Patrick Chan
Electronic: Nina C. Young

7 Dec 2018