Call for scores for the Fourth Annual Oak Bay New Music Festival

Dear Composers,

The Victoria Composers Collective and Oak Bay Music are re-posting a call for scores for the Fourth Annual Oak Bay New Music Festival taking place June 2nd and 3rd, 2018 in Victoria. This call is designated for all composers based outside of Victoria, Canada.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2018 (electronic submissions only)
Concert: June 2nd or 3rd at 1701 Elgin Rd, Victoria, BC
Cost to apply/participate: free of charge

The Listening Artist; Reinvigorating the Art of Reception.

What is the role of listening in civil dialogue, and in our lives as musicians? How is listening manifesting itself in our world? What choices are we exercising in the ways that we listen; in who and what we listen to, and in what we listen for? How might adopting new approaches to listening be transformative?

Composers are invited to submit pieces that reflect an engagement with themes around listening.

New or existing works are welcome. Pieces should be a maximum of 8 minutes in duration, and be scored for up to three (1, 2, or 3) of the following performer’s instrumentation.

Clarinet (in A or Bb)
Cello (previous applications for Upright Bass no longer available)
Flute (piccolo, soprano, alto, bass)
*Vocal capabilites: range can extend down to G3 and vocalist is comfortable with extended vocal techniques, click here for an example.

Pieces will be selected based on clarity of idea and follow-through, technical ability, and thematic confluence. If your piece is not selected for this concert, your piece may be considered by the Victoria Composers Collective for a future concert.

Rehearsals will be held in April and May. Attendance at rehearsals and concert is not required. However, if you wish to attend and you live abroad, we encourage you to apply for travel grants. We will be happy to provide a letter of invitation to support your grant applications. We may also be able to secure a billet for you in Victoria.

Submission requirements:
1. One score (parts can be given after jury process)
2. Composer Bio, 250 words
3. Program note for the piece, and text for voice if used
4. Would this be a premiere? (y/n)
5. Do you plan to attend? (y/n)

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11 Apr 2018