The Veridian String Quartet Ninth Annual Call For Scores Competion (NEW Inspiring Youth Division)

The Veridian String Quartet is a professional concert series in its Tenth season serving the Yuba/Sutter area of Northern California created to bring together the high-level musicians that perform in the region with the aim to strengthen the cultural life of the twin cities. Born in the summer of 2010, the Quartet strives to positively impact the business, civic, philanthropic, and educational communities of Yuba/Sutter and surrounding counties through a number of innovative collaborative initiatives. Ultimately, we hope that the group will act as an effective advocate for the advancement of cultural appreciation and humanity at the local and regional levels.

The Veridian String Quartet is pleased to announce its Ninth annual Call for Scores competition! The aim of the competition is to introduce new and fresh compositions to our audience while inspiring composers to continue writing. The Veridian String Quartet is calling for pieces to be performed at our “Soar into Spring” concert on May 3, 2020. This New "Inspiring Youth" version is designed to recognize youth talent or emerging young composers.

- This Call is open to composers of any nationality and under the age of 21. Please state your birthdate or age for this competition. (see our regular competition for above the age of 21).
- Pieces should be written for any instrumentation combination using a String Quartet. You may submit something for a different combination (fewer players) but not for more players than we will have.
- Works must range from 2 to 10 minutes in duration.
- Each composer may send up to 2 different works.

- $25 must be paid via bank transfer, check (to 624 E Street Marysville, CA 95901), or PayPal as a contribution to costs.

- VSQ may select one or more pieces based on time constraints.

- Submissions via email only to
- the scores must be attached as PDF files; please also include a recording, mp3, or midi file of your composition if possible. (Computer-generated recordings are ok)

- The payment proof (check to our PO Box or PayPal) must be attached to your submission
-A short biography (200 words max.) in English must be pasted as text in the body of the email, together with the first name, last name, date of birth and nationality; please also include a headshot.

- Composers attending the performances are much appreciated, but not required. VSO will provide composers with an audio of the performance.

- In the body of the email, please write “I will attend the concert if my piece(s) is (are) selected” or “I will not attend the concert if my piece(s) is (are) selected”;
DEADLINE: March 1, Results will be announced on or before March 31 on the Veridian website and Facebook page, and composers of the accepted works will be notified by email.
For any further information please email:

1 Mar 2020
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