Works for Accordion and Clarinet: Call for proposals and call for scores

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1 December 2018

Joseph Petric (accordion, Toronto CA) and Martin Carpentier (clarinet, Montreal QC) are working with the Canadian Music Centre to issue a call for scores and proposals focused on works written for accordion and clarinet.

Composers can submit existing works written for accordion and clarinet, or propose a new short work for accordion and clarinet (6-8 minutes) that will be developed in collaboration with Petric and Carpentier during 2019. Existing works that are selected, and newly written works, will be performed at two concerts in the 2019-2020 season—taking place in Toronto, and Montreal.

Deadline: Saturday, December 1, 2018 (the online form will close at 11:59 pm Pacific Time)

Eligibility: Open to all composers


Submission Information:

All submissions will be made through an online form. Each submission should include basic composer information, and a CV. Additional support material will depend on whether a composer submits an existing work, or a proposal for a new work.

Instrument information:

Clarinet: pieces can be written either for Bb (preferred) or A clarinet as well as bass clarinet.

For existing works:

  • Any duration will be considered, although shorter works are preferred
  • Pieces that have already been premiered are welcome
  • Pieces involving electronics are welcome
  • Submissions will include a PDF copy of the score, and links to streaming audio/video where available

For proposals:

  • Provide score and audio/video samples for two of your works
  • Provide a short statement about your creative process, and what ideas you might explore in a piece for accordion and clarinet
  • French-language submissions are welcome

There is a limit of one submission per composer—you can submit either an existing work, or a proposal, but not both. Excess submissions from a composer will be overlooked.


Selected composers will:

  • have their piece performed twice
  • receive an audio recording of their piece
  • engage actively in the workshopping/rehearsal process, and communicate openly in developing a working schedule for 2019

We request that newly written works that are being premiered in this project include a dedication on the first page of the score to the musicians.

Project timeline:

  • 2018:
    • December 1: Deadline for submissions
    • Mid to late December: composer notifications
  • 2019:
    • review commissioning grant application opportunities and timelines with each composer
    • review travel grant opportunities with each composer
    • establish a writing, workshopping/rehearsal schedule (rehearsals will take place at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto, and arrangements will be made for composers to join remotely)
  • 2020:
    • Performance of selected and new works in Toronto (at the CMC) and Montreal (venue TBD)
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