New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival 2019

New Music on the Bayou Festival 2019
June 6 - June 8, 2019
Call for Scores - Submission Deadline March 1, 2019

The New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival is a chance for contemporary composers to engage with performers in open rehearsals and to have their new works performed by professional ensembles/musicians in an intense three-day event. A central focus of the festival is connecting composers with the unique features of north Louisiana and introducing the communities there to modern chamber music. Performers will be provided. The featured ensembles will be the Implosion Percussion Group (up to 5), Duo Per Se (clarinet/piano), and the Black Bayou Brass Trio. Other available instrumentation is listed at Electronic works with or without video will be accepted as well.

COMPETITION: The Black Bayou Composition Award will be awarded to the composition that best reflects the connection between music and the natural world. The winner will receive a $500 commission to write the ambient music for the 2019 NMB Black Bayou Refuge event. Other finalists will receive $100 each. More details can be found at

Accepted compositions will be rehearsed in an open forum giving composers the opportunity to work with their performers and experience other rehearsals as well. Concert venues will include the Ruston Artisans, Louisiana Tech Biomedical Engineering Rotunda, Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge, and the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens.

Up to three works may be submitted at $20 for the first and $5 for each additional work. Composers must be present at the concert to have their work performed. More details are available at or by emailing

1 Mar 2019
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