The Astoria Choir - Call for Scores

The Astoria Choir invites submissions for its fifth annual call for works to be programmed on either its Canten a Coro concert on Saturday, March 9 or Concert for Equality on Saturday, June 8. Canten a Coro will feature music in the Spanish language or by composers of Spanish-speaking countries. Concert for Equality will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and will feature Kawarsky’s Prayers for Bobby.


  • Composers must live or be matriculated at a college in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut
  • Electro-acoustic works will not be considered
  • Works previously selected in TAC’s score calls are ineligible; however, those composers may submit different works
  • Works should not exceed eight (8) minutes; single movements from larger works will be accepted
  • Composers may submit multiple works with each work sent as a separate submission with separate submission fee
  • Works for Canten a Coro should either use Spanish text or engage the culture of Spanish-speaking countries, be written for mixed choir, and can be a cappella or with piano
  • Works for Concert for Equality should address themes of inclusiveness and diversity, be written for mixed choir, and can be a cappella or use any combination of the following instruments: 1 oboe, 1 harp, 2 violas, 1 cello, 1 bass, 1 piano
  • Up to three works may be chosen to be performed
  • Each selected composer will be invited to attend a rehearsal and meet with the choir
  • A choral score and any instrumental parts for Concert for Equality are due by March 1, 2019
  • Composer(s) are highly encouraged to attend the concert. No additional funding is available for travel costs

Submission Process:

  1. Please submit using our website:
  2. An anonymous copy of the full score as a PDF, free from any identifying markings including name, commissioning party, or dedication
  3. Information Sheet with the following details, as a separate PDF
    • Composer’s name, phone number, mailing address, and email address
    • Title and duration of work
    • Statement that the text is in public domain or written permission for use of text
    • Transaction number from PayPal submission fee—found in the upper-right corner of the confirmation email
  4. An anonymous recording of the work as an .mp3 file or link to streaming audio in Google Drive. MIDI realizations will be accepted
  5. Submission Fee: $10, payable through PayPal


  • $250 for each selected composer and a performance of the work
  • Digital recording of the performance for promotional purposes
  • Selected composer(s) will be notified via e-mail by January 28, 2019, and announced on our social media platforms and website
  • Deadline: January 15, 2019

15 Jan 2019
U.S. Dollar (USD)