OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPOSERS - Sydney Contemporary Orchestra

The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra (SCO) invites composers of all nationalities and ages to submit their works for consideration by the SCO for performance in upcoming SCO concerts.

Category A
Full orchestra.
Standard instrumentation for full symphony orchestra (single, double and triple winds) (with or without soloist, solo voice, ethnic instruments)
Category B
Chamber orchestra.
Any unusual combination of symphony orchestra instrumentation (with or without soloist, solo voice, ethnic instruments)
Category C
String quartets. Standard string quartet
Category D
Wind quintets. Standard wind quintet
Category E
Solo instrument.
Solo works for any symphonic orchestral instrument.
Category F
Experimental works.
Works that evoke composers’ vivid imagination and boundless creativity.
Each category is specifically for compositions performed annually in Sydney, Australia.

Duration: No limit. (preference is between 5' - 15' ca)
Number of submissions: No limit (each work to be submitted on a separate form)
Style: Any style demonstrating high artistic value and compositional techniques:
Complex content
High level technical prowess
Displays Extensive musical knowledge
Noble sentiments
Passion for music

Submission fee: AU$70 per submission*.
To submit

Submit your score and parts in PDF via the Score Submission From

Please provide

Score and parts even if the work has been published. For orchestral parts, please use .zip files.
MP3 audio files if it has been performed

Please post your hard copy of the score and orchestral parts (if it has been published or if it is an oversized score) and DVD/CD (if available) to:

The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra
PO Box 828
Castle Hill NSW 1765

(For return of your materials, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped mailing satchel)

There is no deadline for a score submission. Composers whose works are selected for SCO concerts will be notified by email and the works and composers name will be published on the SCO website.

Compositions not selected for the current year schedule will be kept by the SCO on file for future concert opportunities.

For more information please contact:

General Manager - Julia Farquharson
0409 409 814 Email: julia.sco@sys.org.au

OR scorchestra@sys.org.au

If your composition is selected and performed in any of our concerts, you will be automatically eligible for the SCO COMPOSER COMMISSIONING PROGRAM.

*Your score will be reviewed after the SCO has received your submission fee.

Submission fee AU$70 by direct deposit bank details:

Bank: Westpac
BSB: 032173
Account Number: 501117
A/C Name: The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc.

From overseas accounts: Westpac SWIFT code: WPACAU2S

In the description field, please enter your full name.



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