Praecepta: 2019 International Call for Scores

Praecepta, a student-run contemporary music organization at Bowling Green State University, is pleased to announce its first International Call for Scores.

Two works will be selected, one each in the categories of acoustic and electronic composition, and presented at the Praecepta Spring Concert at 8:00pm (Eastern) on April 21, 2020 at Bowling Green State University’s Bryan Recital Hall. Praecepta will provide an audio and video recording of the selected works, and will also live stream the event.

Selected composers will be expected to provide professional performance materials by March 10 , 2020. Although a stipend for travel and lodging cannot be provided, the selected composers are encouraged (but not required) to attend the performance. If the selected composers choose to attend the concert, Praecepta will assist with travel arrangements to and from either Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) or Toledo Express Airport (TOL). There are several reasonably priced hotels near the BGSU campus and Praecepta can offer documentation that might assist those seeking funding from institutions or outside sources.

Composers of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. There is no entry fee, no age limit, and works may have been previously performed (detailed guidelines below). Composers who graduated from Bowling Green State University after the year 2013 are not eligible to apply.

A panel consisting of members of Praecepta will evaluate the pieces and choose the winning entries.

All applications must be completed and received by December 31, 2019. The winning entries will be announced by March 1, 2020.

RULES AND GUIDELINES

Individuals may submit only one (1) work per category (acoustic composition, electronic composition).

ACOUSTIC COMPOSITION:
The submitted work should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.

The number of performers must be between 2-6 players. The instrumentation may be a subset of the following instruments. Works that require a conductor are acceptable.

Flute (C, Piccolo, Alto, and Bass, doubling allowed)
Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)
Oboe
(2) Saxophone (any kind, doubling allowed)
Trumpet Bb or C
Horn in F
Trombone
Tuba
(2) Percussion
Piano
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass

ELECTRONIC:
The submitted work should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.

Submissions of electronic works may be composed for audio playback up to a quadrophonic speaker array with or without a live performer(s). Works that include a video component are eligible.

Full Guidelines:
~Works should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.
~Works of any style, aesthetic, and notation will be accepted.
~The work must not exceed twelve minutes in duration
~For the electronic category, works that include a video component are eligible but video is not required.
~Only one entry per composer.
~A jointly written work will be considered a single entry.
~Submissions may have been performed previously, but pieces that have been played and/or recorded by a professional ensemble should not be submitted.
~No information that indicates or suggests the name or affiliation of the composer can appear anywhere on the entry work score or recording.
~Scores and recordings (mp3) should be uploaded to the submission portal.
~For electronic works, in lieu of a score, the composer should provide a technical rider that includes spatialisation, video, live-processing, and equipment requirements.

SUBMISSION PROCESS
The submission process is entirely online. Please follow the directions below to ensure that your application is successfully received.

ACOUSTIC:
1) Prepare an anonymous PDF score (TITLE.pdf) and an anonymous MP3 recording (TITLE.mp3) of your work. All indications of the composer’s identity, affiliation, or performing ensemble should be removed.
2) Upload the score and recording to the online submission portal.
3) Prepare a 200-word biography to be pasted into submission form. (Biographies will be used when announcing the winning composer and will not be visible to the selection committee.)
4) Submissions will be handled by a third party. For questions and information, please write to: mlaurel@bgsu.edu.
5) Submit your information and materials here: https://form.jotform.com/92258356738166

ELECTRONIC:
1) Prepare a technical rider that includes spatialisation, video, live-processing, and equipment requirements as well as an anonymous recording (TITLE.mp3) of your work (stereo mix). All indications of the composer’s identity and affiliation should be removed.
2) Upload the recording and program notes to the online submission portal.
3) Prepare a 200-word biography to be pasted into submission form. (Biographies will be used when announcing the winning composer.)
4) Submissions will be handled by a third party. For questions and information, please write to: mlaurel@bgsu.edu.
5) Submit your information and materials here: https://form.jotform.com/92258356738166

31 Dec 2019