Music at Penn Alps 3rd Annual Chamber Music Commission

Music at Penn Alps 3rd Annual Chamber Music Commission
Music at Penn Alps is a concert series of classical and folk music held in the Great Hall of Penn Alps in Grantsville, MD. The music series began in 1993 and continues this year with the 27th concert season. Two years ago, the series commissioned a new piece by local composer Dr. Sean Beachy in commemoration of its 25th season. A new piece was then again commissioned in 2018 by another local composer, Eric Kitchen. Music at Penn Alps is continuing this commissioning program with a call for scores to give up-and-coming composers a new opportunity to have a piece performed.

Composers of all ages are invited to submit three representative works with recordings (live preferred, MIDI renderings accepted) to the Commissioning Program committee. At least one of the works should be scored for saxophone and/or cello. Submissions should also include a biography and works list with premiere performances. The committee will review all submissions and award a new commission based on experience, style, and aesthetics. The composer who will be chosen is required to attend the summer premiere performance of his or her new work at Penn Alps in Grantsville, Maryland. In addition to the commission fee, composers will also receive a one night stay in a local hotel and dinner prior to the performance at Penn Alps Restaurant. Travel expenses are not included in the award.

Ensemble: Saxophone, Cello, and Piano
Duration: 12-15 minutes
Deadline for Submissions: March 15, 2019
Submission Email:
Award Date: April 15, 2019
Performance Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00pm
Performance Venue: Great Hall at Penn Alps in Grantsville, Maryland
Commission Fee: $1,000 plus hotel and dinner
Entry Fee: $0
For more information, please contact Dr. Sean Beachy at

15 Mar 2019