ShoutHouse 2017-18 Call for Scores

ShoutHouse is excited to announce our third annual call for scores! One winning composer will receive a cash award and a performance of their work during ShoutHouse's 2017-18 season in New York City. Up to two additional composers may be selected for honorable mentions, and their work will also be programmed during the upcoming season. Winning composers are NOT required to attend the performance (although we hope that they will), but are asked to communicate with ShoutHouse during the rehearsal process.


ShoutHouse is a chamber orchestra of classical, hip-hop, and jazz musicians. We strive to create a platform for talented artists from any background to express themselves on one stage. By focusing on telling stories through notes, structures, and words, we hope to achieve a new form of expression that connects thoughtful, powerful music with a widespread audience.


Any composer, regardless of age or nationality, may submit their work (past winners are not eligible to enter again). While ShoutHouse often performs music that is influenced by genres beyond classical concert music, submissions of all types will be considered. All submissions will be carefully considered; however, composers may wish to take this information into account when choosing which piece to send.


ShoutHouse's core instrumentation is Flute [picc/alto], Clarinet [bass clarinet], Piano, 2 Percussion, Electric Guitar, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass, Soprano Voice, and MC (rapper). Submissions for any subset of this instrumentation will be accepted, but preference will be given to pieces for 5+ performers. Scores involving 1-2 additional instruments will be considered. Works involving electronics and/or amplification are acceptable.


1) Send an email to with the following information:

a) The score of the piece you wish to submit, attached as a PDF file.
b) YouTube/Soundcloud link (preferred), or attached mp3 recording.
c) Composer contact information, including phone number, email address, and website (if applicable).

2) Pay the $10 fee by clicking the "SUBMIT FEE NOW" button at Your application will not be considered until the $10 fee has been paid.

Please email with questions.

15 Sep 2017
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