PARMA Recordings 2019 Spring Call for Scores

Spring 2019 Call for Scores

View project submission form here: http://bit.ly/CALLFORSCORES

Winter has come to a close, flowers and trees are beginning to bloom, and if you live anywhere near the PARMA headquarters in New England, you’re probably sighing in relief with us as the temperatures climb higher above freezing. With the change in season comes time for creative inspiration, new music, and of course, the latest Call for Scores. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.
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We are currently accepting submissions for:

- Works for Flute, Flute with Chamber Ensemble, and Flute with Orchestra - Zagreb Croatia

- Works for Choir - Boston MA; Prague CZ

- Works for Orchestra with or without soloists - Athens Greece
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Guidelines

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI renderings or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

Deadline for all submissions is May 17, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:
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http://bit.ly/CALLFORSCORES
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1. DIETER FLURY:
WORKS FOR FLUTE, FLUTE WITH CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, AND FLUTE WITH ORCHESTRA
Zagreb, Croatia

PARMA will be recording new works for flute with Swiss flutist Dieter Flury in Zagreb Croatia towards an upcoming album. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Flury on a date following the recording sessions.

Dieter Flury was born in Zurich and studied with Hans Meyer (Principal Flute of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich), André Jaunet (at the Zurich Music Academy), and Aurèle Nicolet. At age 25 he was appointed a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and in 1981 he was named Principal Flute of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2005 to 2014 he was also the Artistic Director and General Manager of the Vienna Philharmonic.

In demand as a teacher, Flury is a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz Austria, where he has been teaching since 1996. His numerous recordings have featured composers with a wide range of music from Baroque to contemporary. Flury currently plays a handmade 14k gold flute by Yamaha.

2. VOX FUTURA AND PRAGUE-BASED CHOIRS:
WORKS FOR CHOIR
Boston, MA; Prague, CZ

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for choir with Boston-based Vox Futura and Prague-based choirs. The pieces on this album will also be considered for concert performance by the choirs

Vox Futura is New England’s premier recording choir for composers, recording artists, film,
television, and video games. Based in Boston MA, Vox Futura is comprised of some of the most highly skilled singers in the New England area. Projects range in scope from small groups to a large choir of over 75 voices, with soloists practiced in a variety of genres. Vox Futura’s sound ranges in scope from quiet and contemplative to massive and epic, from simple to very complex, and from traditional to contemporary.

Read more about Vox Futura here.

The Prague Mixed Chamber Choir under the baton of experienced conductors counts among the elite non-professional choirs of the Czech Republic. Its reputation is bolstered by international successes from competition wins to numerous concert tours across Europe, the United States, Japan, and Israel.

The Kühn Choir of Prague has been part of the classical scene for the past 50 years. It was established in 1959 by Pavel Kühn (1938-2003) as a mixed choir. The internationally-renowned choir has become a pioneer in the performance of a cappella works of Romanticism, oratorio and cantata repertoire, and new works, both in concert and in the recording studio.

Previous PARMA recordings with each of the choirs in this Call can be found through the link below:

VOICES OF EARTH AND AIR VOL II: www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6221

3. ATHENS PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA:
WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA
Athens, Greece

PARMA’s orchestral network continues to expand around the globe, and we’re currently accepting submissions to record with one of our newest orchestral partners. We are seeking works for orchestra, with or without soloists, for an album of contemporary orchestral music to be promoted for concert placement, reviews, and radio play. All works recorded with the orchestra will also be considered for concert programming during the Athens Philharmonia’s regular season.

Founded in November 2016, the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra features some of the top players in the Mediterranean. The ensemble’s concert programs focus on modern Greek composers and feature lesser-known works from international repertoire. Many of the works performed by the orchestra are world premieres.

Read more about Athens Philharmonia here.
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PROJECT SUBMISSION FORM
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We look forward to receiving your scores!

17 May 2019