Elevate Ensemble 2017/18 Call for Scores

Elevate Ensemble is pleased to announce its second annual call for scores, seeking chamber works, for up to 15 players, written by US-based composers.

The selected score will be programmed in San Francisco on May 19, 2018, on Elevate’s season-closer concert Transformations. The winning composer will be offered a $500 honorarium, a recording of the performance, and travel expenses to attend the concert. Non-winning pieces may be considered for programming on future concerts.


  • Compositions that can be tied to the general concert theme of “Transformations” will receive priority. Feel free to interpret this theme however you wish.
  • Submissions are due by 11:59pm PST, Feb 16, 2018, with the winner announced by March 31, 2018.
  • The winning composer must attend the performance. If the composer cannot attend, an alternate winner will be chosen.
  • Open to any composers physically and legally residing in the USA, with no restrictions on age or citizenship.
  • Pieces may make use of any or all of the instruments from Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony no.1 (one player each unless noted): flute/piccolo, oboe, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 horns, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass.
  • Pieces with electronics are welcome as long as the composer can assist in realizing the electronics.
  • Composers may submit as many scores as desired, with a $20 application fee for the first piece and a $10 fee for any subsequent piece.
  • Fill out an application on the Elevate Ensemble website: www.elevateensemble.com/2017-18-call-scores
16 Feb 2018
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