Midwest Music Research Collective Call for Scores

MMRC 2019 Spring Symposium Call for Scores

The Midwest Music Research Collective (MMRC) is pleased to announce its first call for scores for its 2019 Spring Symposium. The symposium will consist of interdisciplinary paper presentations, a lecture from our guest composer (TBD), and will culminate with a concert of new compositions by students of any age and level studying in the USA.

-Time and Place: April 13, 2019. Lawrence, Kansas, USA
-Fee: None
-Compensation: Unfortunately, there is no funding to cover travel costs or for labor compensation. Composers are strongly encouraged to attend the symposium but are not required to.
-Who can apply: Any student currently studying in the USA. Composers from Kansas and adjacent states are strongly encouraged to apply. Undergraduates, women, POC, and LGBTQ+ folks are strongly encouraged to apply.
-Instrumentation for submissions:

I. Composer provided performers/ensembles strongly encouraged

II. Compositions for live performer and electronics are welcome (stereo playback available)

III. Compositions for 1-4 of the following instruments:

a. Clarinet (soprano and bass)
b. Euphonium
c. Soprano voice
d. Tenor voice
e. Percussion - Choose from no more than six of the following for single or multi-instrument works.
1. Claves
2. Triangle
3. Tambourine
4. No more than three cymbals:
a. Crash, Hi-hats, Ride, Suspended, China, and Splash cymbals
5. Udu drum (small, standard clay LP claytone)
6. Djembe
7. Woodblock
8. Cowbell
9. Brake Drum
10. Cajon
11. Kick drum
12. Snare drum
13. 2 toms Egg
14. shakers C
15. Caxixi

-Deadline: January 22nd, 2019

-Submissions: Send streaming audio links (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. [MIDI OK]) and PDF scores of completed works to mmrc@ku.edu. Subject line should read:
MMRC Spring 2019 CFS_YourLastName

22 Jan 2019