GRIT Collaborative Call for Scores – Wind: Traveling Great Distances

GRIT Collaborative Call for Scores – Wind: Traveling Great Distances

We are pleased to announce an open call for scores to be performed in collaboration with visual art and/or dance on July 23rd, 2017 at the Allen County Public Theater in Fort Wayne, IN. Each score will be paired with either a work(s) of visual art (by artist Lindsey Schoeneman) and/or dance (choreography by Sophia Schmitz) and performed by the GRIT Collaborative Chamber Players.

GRIT Collaborative is an interdisciplinary arts nonprofit that connects artists, from different disciplines, with each other and their communities. Through collaborative, interdisciplinary performances, installations, educational initiatives, public engagement, and festivals, GRIT Collaborative encourages dialogue and new perspectives.

The collaborators, for the event, will be:

Sophia Schmitz, choreographer

Lindsey Schoeneman, visual artist

GRIT Collaborative Chamber Players

GRIT Collaborative is based in Wilmington, North Carolina and Iowa City, Iowa.

For further information, contact:
Joshua Marquez, Artistic Director
Dana O’Malley, Executive Director

Below, are examples of our previous, collaborative projects:

Grit - dance/music/visual art collaboration

Water: Our World – music/visual art collaboration

…not without breaking it… - sound/visual art installation

The theme of the concert/exhibition will be “Wind: Traveling Great Distances”. Pieces must be centered around the theme of wind (i.e. wind as a source of energy, wind as a destructive force, wind as sonic inspiration, etc…).

Each composer may submit multiple works to one or both categories:

A) Chamber Ensemble
Works for 1-3 players (oboe, clarinet*, bassoon)
*Bb clarinet, A clarinet, and bass clarinet

B) Electroacoustic
Works for stereo, fixed media

There is no time limit on submissions, however, works under 10 minutes are preferable.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $5.00
Submission Guidelines:

1)Please submit PDF scores to with the subject: “Composerlastname Composerfirstname Call for Scores"

2)Each submission must include:
- score (.pdf)
- bio (up to 250 words) within the body of the e-mail
- program notes, preferably, relating to the topic “Wind: Traveling Great Distances” (up to 250 words) within the body of the e-mail
- completed submission form available here:

3) Each e-mail submission may include (optional):
- headshot for promotional materials (recommended)
- recording (live recordings, highly recommended; MIDI recordings, accepted)

If accepted, each composer will sign a digital contract which entails the use of the materials for the performance/installation, the use of images/recordings for promotional materials, and venue-specific requests regarding the presentation of work. A link will be provided, via e-mail, if selected.

Composers will be notified of the results by May 15, 2017. Score/parts (.pdf) are due, via e-mail, by May 29, 2017.

Composers may submit multiple works, per category. Previously performed or recorded works are eligible.

Composers whose works are selected for this festival are encouraged to attend, but not required. Regrettably, GRIT Collaborative is not able to offer travel stipends or honorariums for composers to attend the event, at this time. We are more than willing to provide a letter of acceptance for any grants. Lodging at a discounted rate, may be available, upon request.

Please contact Joshua Marquez with any questions at

Deadline: 1 May 2017
Entry fee: $5.00
Web site:
Submission form:

Deadline: 1 May 2017
Entry Fee: 5.00
Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
Web site:

1 May 2017
U.S. Dollar (USD)