Additive Color Ensemble Call for Scores

The Additive Color Ensemble is proud to announce its inaugural Call for Scores. Participation is open to composers of every kind. Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2019.

The Additive Color Ensemble likes all things new. Comprised of flutist Brian Allred, saxophonist David Berrios, and pianist Kai Ono, the trio was formed at the University of Kansas to create and perform unique programs of new music, with an emphasis on stylistic diversity and community outreach. The trio has taken its disadvantages of uncommon instrumentation and turned them into advantages, organizing a reading session, arranging pieces written for other instruments to create unique renditions, and introducing improvisation as significant elements of their programs. The trio collaborated with the Lied Center of Kansas’ educational outreach program to introduce elementary school children to the performer’s career, a composer’s life, the unique blend of saxophone-flute-piano, and what new music is. They further developed as teaching artists as participants at Ensemble Connect's Audience Engagement Institute at Carnegie Hall. As for the additive colors, Brian is red, David is green, and Kai is blue. For now.

- No entry fee
- Works must be written for Flute, Saxophone, and Piano. The following instruments are available:
>Piccolo/C flute/Alto flute
>Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone saxophone
>Piano is just piano.
- Works should not exceed 10 minutes.
- Multiple submissions per composer are accepted.
- Works may be premieres or previously performed.
- Selected composers will be featured in the Additive Color Ensemble 2020 season, and will also receive video recordings of works.

- Deadline is December 31, 2019.
- Selected composers will be notified by January 15, 2020.

- Our website:
- Our call for scores page:
- Form for submission:
- Questions? Ask us:

31 Dec 2019