2023 University of Florida School of Music Call for Scores by Women Composers
UF School of Music presents: 2023 call for scores written by composers who identify as women. Applicants of any age, geographical location, background, and stage in their professional career are welcome to apply. Selected works are going to be performed by the UF musicians throughout 2023-2024 academic year at the UF School of Music, Gainesville, FL.
There is no submission fee. Selected composers are encouraged but not required to attend the performance of their work. There is no travel funding available at this time.
Deadline for priority consideration is September 1, 2023 at 11:59 ET. Some performers might keep accepting submissions throughout the academic year, but this is not guaranteed.
No more than two compositions from one composer is allowed. Pieces cannot be traditionally published but can be self-published. Only original compositions are accepted: no arrangements of public domain material. Submissions do not have to be anonymous, newly written, and unperformed.
Category 1. Orchestral piece, duration 5-10 minutes.
Standard classical orchestra setting. No more than timpani + 4 percussionists. Preferably no harp and keyboard instruments.
Category 2. Jazz orchestra or combo, under 10 minutes.
5 saxophones, 4 (or 5) trumpets, 4 (or 5) trombones; preferably no doublings; guitar, piano, bass, drums (optional percussion).
The piece also could be for any subset of the jazz orchestra.
Category 3. Euphonium quartet, under 10 minutes.
Category 4. Euphonium/tuba and percussion duet, under 10 minutes.
Category 5. Any of the following instrumentation: Trombone Quartet, Trombone Octet (6 Tenors, 2 Basses), Solo Trombone (Tenor or Bass) with Piano, Solo Trombone (Tenor or Bass) with Fixed Media, Two Trombones (any combination) and piano/fixed media, Trombone Trio (two tenors and a bass; or alto, tenor, bass).
Category 6. Any chamber ensemble instrumentation, under 10 minutes.. We will forward this to instrumentalists to see if they are interested in including your piece in their programs.
All submissions should specify the duration and instrumentation of the composition and include program notes, score (with parts, for ensembles) in PDF format, and an audio (midi export is fine) in mp3 format.
To submit your piece(s), please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/sb78p7XLsC7fPFkU7
Please make sure that the links to your files remain available throughout the 2023-2024 academic year.
Any questions can be emailed to Jane Kozhevnikova: email@example.com.
We look forward to reviewing your pieces!