The MSO: Call for Scores 2019

The Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra (MSO) announces its second Call for Scores:

Guidelines:

1. ELIGIBILITY: The MSO’s Call for Scores is open to all composers who are under the age of thirty-five (35) as of July 1st, 2019.

2. LOGISTICS:

Applications must be submitted at: www.themso.org/callforscores
Application deadline: July 1st, 2019
Application must be submitted with a fee of $10 (a PayPal link will appear upon submission)
Multiple submissions are permissible, however each require a separate application fee
Scores must be submitted digitally in PDF format
All scores should include your name as part of the file (i.e. lastname_title.pdf)
Recordings are preferred, but not required (MIDI is acceptable)
Applicants will be notified of the results by August 15th, 2018

3. PRIZES:

First Prize:

Quartet is performed by the MANA Quartet
Recording of the composer’s quartet from the above concert is provided
Named Composer-in-Residence for the MSO’s 2019-20 season, culminating with a new work for the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra in the Spring of 2020
Opportunity to present a pre-concert lecture on their works
$500 Commissioning Fee

Second, Third, and Fourth Prize:

Quartet is performed by the MANA Quartet
Recording of the composer’s quartet from the above concert is provided
Composers will be asked to submit head shots, professional bios, and recordings to be featured on the MSO’s website and social media channels

4. COMPOSITION:

Total performance time for the composition is limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes.
Works must be scored for four (4) saxophones:
(1) Soprano, (1) alto, (1) tenor, and (1) baritone
Works must have been written within the last five (5) years as of July 1st, 2019.
Works that have been previously published, performed in concert, or commercially recorded are welcome to be submitted.
Works incorporating prepared saxophone(s) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
At this time, we are not able to support works with electronics for the upcoming season.

1 Jul 2019
10.00
U.S. Dollar (USD)