2018 Look and Listen Composers Competition

The Look and Listen Festival is seeking scores submissions for the annual Composers Competition. We are proud to sponsor this annual competition with the goal to foster and support contemporary composers and music pioneers from all over the world.

For this upcoming season, we are looking to expand the contemporary vocal repertoire by accepting works for soprano, accordion, cello and clarinet.

The winning work will be featured as part of the upcoming festival in NYC and the composer will also receive a cash prize of $500.

1.- Works must be written after 2010
2.- Works must be written for this specific instrumentation:

Soprano, accordion, cello and clarinet OR Soprano and accordion OR Soprano and banjo

3.- Submissions should include a short biography
4.- Submissions should include a score and mp3, if possible
5.- Limited to 3 submissions per composer
6.- You must obtain all necessary rights to use any text that is not in the public domain.

January 1, 2018


The Look + Listen Festival is an annual event dedicated to presenting contemporary music in contemporary art galleries. The Festival seeks to expand and engage audiences of 20th and 21st music by providing a unique opportunity to simultaneously experience a stimulating visual environment for new music and a vibrant aural context for contemporary visual art. Both artists and audiences enjoy performances by musicians of the highest caliber, who present a range of new music in New York City’s most prestigious art galleries. We are excited to continue to promote and encourage the appreciation of contemporary concert music created by emerging composers.

1 Jan 2018