N.E.O. SOUND CALL FOR SCORES

N.E.O. SOUND is pleased to present a new call for scores for it's 2019 - 2020 season. Composers submitting to this call will have the chance to have their works either recorded, engaged in a collaboration, and/or shared with the North East Ohio community in a public performance. We are excited to announce that we will accept over 20 works.

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to composers of all ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, nationalities, and styles. We ask that interested composers please submit works which have been completed in the last 10 years. Composers who are selected for a performance are not required to attend the performance however are strongly encouraged. N.E.O. SOUND currently does not have funding to provide travel/lodging stipends.

INSTRUMENTATION
N.E.O. SOUND is comprised of 12 musicians; a brass quintet, a woodwind quintet, a pianist, and a string bass. Unfortunately due to logistical issues we do not have access to percussion. Please use at least 5 performers from the following instrumentation:

Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Keyboard
2 Trumpets
2 Horns
Trombone
Tuba
String Bass/Guitar

More information on the ensemble personnel can be found here

Works which involve electronics will be considered, however due to limited resources ONLY CD/MP3 will be accepted. Instrumentation that goes over the limits stated above will be disqualified.

TIMING
Works cannot exceed 10 minutes in length.

JUDGING PROCESS
N.E.O. SOUND's judging process is anonymous, thorough, and rigorous.
The panel will be comprised of seven (7) adjudicators, consisting of four (4) internal N.E.O. SOUND musicians and three (3) external professional composers.
Composers will receive a reference number when all materials have been submitted and payment has been received.
The judging process consists of THREE (3) rounds.

Round One will be judged on the following: ​
Length
Instrumentation
Notation/Formatting
Those who do not advance will receive brief comments.

Round Two will be judged on the following​​
Form​
Motivic Ideas
Development
Those who do not advance will receive brief comments.

Round Three will be judged on the following
Programmatic considerations
Style
Difficulty
Those who do not advance will receive brief comments

Composers at the third round will be RELEASED from call, ​​WAIT-LISTED, RECORDED, or PROGRAMMED.

Composers will have the option to opt out of receiving feedback.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1
Please complete the Google Form available on the website (https://www.neosound.org/call-for-scores).

I.) Name | Title of Work | Year of Completion
II.) Anonymous score | PDF format
Please remove the following
Name​
Dedications
III.) MIDI Realization/.mp3
Please only send .mp3 files
.wav | .mp4 | .mp4a | and others are NOT acceptable.​
Name the mp3 file as follows: titleofpiece_neosound.mp3
IV.) Photocopy of Student ID (if applicable)

(Once the form has been submitted, composers will receive a confirmation email notifying them of their application's status)

STEP 2
Pay the Submission Fee at the link on the website (https://www.neosound.org/call-for-scores).

SUBMISSION FEE
Currently a recognized non-profit in the state of Ohio, we are still in need of additional support to obtain our federal 501(c)3 tax exemption status. In addition to this process, we do ask for a small submission fee to help offset costs pertaining to the written feedback process and operational expenses.

$20 - Submission Fee
$10 - Student Fee

STUDENT FEE INSTRUCTIONS
Please send a photo copy of your student ID to info@neosound.org. Once received, you will be given a confirmation email with a student discount code. Student fees received without prior permission will be refunded and scores will be disqualified.

20 Dec 2019
10.00
U.S. Dollar (USD)