Ossia Project ... New Works for Piano Solo

Ossia Project- 2018 Call for Scores (January, February and March)

Ossia Project is a crowd-sourced micro-commissioning fund. We work with our subscribers to create regular, accessible opportunities for composers, to support the creation of new works. Ossia project currently commissions one composer each month, with an emphasis on female composers, composers with disabilities, composers of color, and other composer groups that have historically faced barriers in accessing opportunities in new music. You can find more information at www.gordonhwilliams.com/ossiaproject.

Our 2018 season call for scores is for piano solo (no amplification, electronics, re-tunings, or piano preparations). Submitted works should be between 2 and 6 minutes in duration. Scores will be prefaced by a composer bio and a “behind the scenes” notes section (2-6 sentences explaining the context, background, and/or process of the composition). Twelve composers will be selected for a commision in the upcoming season.

Composers will retain full ownership and copyright of their work. Ossia Project will distribute an electronic copy of the score to each of our subscribers in pdf form through Issuu. Subscribers will be made aware that scores may not be shared or otherwise distributed. Additionally subscribers will be encouraged to share video recordings of the works through Ossia Project’s online video channel.

Compensation: $100.00, paid upon distribution date

How to submit: Email OssiaProject@gmail.com with the subject line: Last Name- Ossia Project 2018. Please attach the files in the following manner: score- pdf (recording if available), bio-pdf and notes - pdf by Friday December 15th 2017. All composers who submit will receive a complimentary two-month subscription to Ossia Project.

Eligibility: All submissions must be original compositions (no transcriptions, arrangements). The composer must own all copyrights for the work. We ask that each composer only submit a single work per call (this is the first of four calls for 2018).

15 Dec 2017