MATA seeks submissions from composers in the early stages of their careers for our 2018 Festival of New Music in New York City and additional concerts during our 2017-18 season. We accept all music from fully notated to improvised, sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations and everything in between. Approximately 30 composers will be selected to have their work presented at our Spring 2018 MATA Festival. Composers are selected on the strength of their overall portfolio, and will receive either a performance of a pre-existing work or a commission to write a new piece. Performers are among the world’s finest ensembles and in the past have included chamber groups large and small, vocalists, soloists, and much more.
Please submit links to scores and recordings of your two best works; a one-page resume; a list of compositions; and contact information through our website http://www.matafestival.org. We will only accept digital submissions. There is no entrance fee.
Audio: we accept either links to recordings hosted on a personal website or through SoundCloud or other streamable service. Please provide direct links to the works submitted. Links must be streamable. YouTube and Vimeo links are acceptable if your work involves visual elements.
Scores: we accept links to PDF documents either hosted on a personal website, Dropbox, GoogleDocs, or other host.
Please ensure that your links remain in operation indefinitely, as the review process will take place in the spring and summer of 2017. Do not provide links that will expire after any period of time. If we cannot access your links, we are unable to evaluate your work.
Selected composers will be notified by September 2017.
If you have any questions about the submission process please check our FAQ and if you can’t find an answer there, email firstname.lastname@example.org .