New Music on the Bayou Festival 2017
May 31- June 3, 2017
Call for Scores - Submission Deadline March 25, 2017
The New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival is a chance for contemporary composers to engage with performers in open rehearsals and to have their new works performed by professional ensembles and musicians in an intense four-day event. Performers will be provided. The featured ensembles will be the Implosion Percussion Group and the Trio Melange (soprano, horn, piano). Other available instrumentation is listed at newmusiconthebayou.com. Electronic works with or without video will be accepted as well.
COMPETITION: A cash prize of $500 will be awarded in honor of the Black Bayou Refuge to the composition that best reflects the connection between music and the natural world. Other finalists will receive $100 each.
Accepted compositions will be rehearsed in an open forum giving composers the opportunity to work with their performers and experience other rehearsals as well. Concert venues will include the Masur Museum of Art, Biedenharn Recital Hall, Stone Theater, Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge, and Strauss Theater.
Up to three works may be submitted at $20 for the first and $5 for each additional work. Composers must be present at the concert to have their work performed. More details are available at newmusiconthebayou.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.