Call for scores

Dear composers/artists/creators of sound,

I am looking for songs/scenes/pieces that embody what the winter holiday season means to you. I am looking to celebrate our traditions – whatever they may be.

Over the past 12 months, I have attended conferences and events discussing equity, diversity, civic impact, inclusion, and community engagement. Each time I came home from one of these events, I felt inspired to share and engage – share stories, share culture, share communication, and engage with my/our communities.

I have purposely picked a vague “theme” for this call. I want creators to feel as though they can send anything at all that is a work representative of how they feel during/about the winter months — whether that be through a holiday celebration, a time of reflection/sharing/solitude, a lack of enthusiasm for cold weather(ha!), or other.

There are no limitations on this call. Arrangements of traditional works (holiday or other) are also accepted and welcomed. While the scope of this concert doesn’t include guaranteed commissioning fees, I am more than happy to work with composers to partner on creation and commissioning grants for new works.

For this project, I am primarily interested in works from composers/creators from North America/Turtle Island (but will consider other submissions as well).

Works selected will be performed as part of my Crossing Borders recital series. To familiarize yourself with Crossing Borders here are previous posts on my website: HERE, HERE, and HERE (search “Crossing Borders” on my website) or check out my YouTube channel, FB page, and Twitter account.

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HOW TO SUBMIT

Please submit scores/proposals to

Deadline for submission: Jan. 31, 2017. 

Recordings welcomed, but not necessary.

Scores selected for performance will be purchased (submitted scores via email are for perusal only).

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INSTRUMENTATION

works for soprano/mezzo and piano

a capella works for soprano/mezzo

solo piano works

spoken word

works with voice, piano, and electronics

works with multimedia

works with 1-2 other instruments, or a very small chamber ensemble, will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Let me share your stories :)!

NB: I might not be able to respond to everyone’s individual email submissions right away. Please know that if I am considering performing your music, you will be contacted at some point after the deadline. Thank you to all who submit, for considering this call, and thank you for your music.

~Maureen

5 Responses to Call for scores

  1. Thansks for you call for songs!!! I’m a NYC based composer of vocal music for voice, piano & with small ensemble…
    Heard & recorded in US & Europe BUT cannot sed it to you by E mail…CAN I SEND PRINTED SCORES??? ??? To what address?? RSVP with thanks …….Mira J Spektor ….

  2. Thansks for you call for songs!!! I’m a NYC based composer of vocal music for voice, piano & with small ensemble…
    Heard & recorded in US & Europe BUT cannot sed it to you by E mail…CAN I SEND PRINTED SCORES??? ??? To what address?? RSVP with thanks …….Mira J Spektor ….

  3. Hi Maureen,

    I wish I had known about this sooner, but I only just saw a posting about this on Facebook this morning. I would have loved to participate, but it’s a bit late for me to come up with something original. Perhaps next year. In the meantime, I am going to give you a link to a piece I did many years ago for an annual Christmas CD I contribute to. There’s more instrumentation than you allow, but it’s to show you what I’ve done in the past. It’s about 4 minutes long. I hope you enjoy it. Take care.

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