Category Archives: Open Call

Call for Scores or Scores: Wind Quintet

Overview

The Central Florida Composers Forum is looking for new works for wind quintet to present at the Timucua Arts Foundation white house 15 October 2017.

Specifications

Works must meet the following requirements:

  • Standard wind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn
  • Duration: under 15 minutes preferred (In the event that more proposals are submitted than can be programmed, please indicate whether individual movements may be performed independently.)
  • Submitted works may have been previously performed.

Eligibility

Any current member (dues current) of the Central Florida Composers Forum is eligible to submit a proposal.

Deadline: 15 July

Submissions must be made to David MacDonald via email: davidjohnmacdonald@gmail.com. In addition to score and parts (PDF format only), please include the following in the body of your email:

  • title
  • duration
  • brief description of the work (under 150 words)
  • brief composer bio (under 150 words)

Selection

The final program will include around 60 minutes of music. In the event that the submitted works exceed 60 minutes, some composers may be asked to abridge their proposals, excerpt movements from existing works, and it is possible that some proposals may simply not fit on the program at all. We will also consider the technical limitations of what works can be adequately prepared based on the rehearsal schedule.

Composers whose works and proposals are selected will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible. Hard copies of the score and parts may be requested by the end of July 2017.

Please email David MacDonald (davidjohnmacdonald@gmail.com) with any questions or concerns.

Call for Scores or Proposals: String Orchestra

UPDATE (Feb 2017): Due to organizational changes with NSCO, this concert will feature a different ensemble. We will still be co-presenting this concert on August 20, 2017. 

Overview

In partnership with the New Score Chamber Orchestra, the Central Florida Composers Forum is looking for new works for string orchestra to perform during NSCO’s Summer 2017 season.

Specifications

Works must meet the following requirements:

  • Instrumentation:
    • string orchestra, approximate personnel (players): 2–2–2–2–1
  • Duration: under 15 minutes preferred (In the event that more proposals are submitted than can be programmed, please indicate whether individual movements may be performed independently.)
  • Submitted works may have been previously performed.

Eligibility

Any current member of the Central Florida Composers Forum is eligible to submit a proposal.

Deadlines

In order for NCSO to plan and publicize their 2017 season, it is important that we have some information about the pieces early on, even if that means describing a piece that has not be completed. Works that do not have either a score or a written description will not be considered. Submissions may be made to David MacDonald (davidjohnmacdonald@gmail.com).

  • 1 August – Proposal or Score/Recording:
    • Proposals for new works should include
      • title (possibly a working title)
      • instrumentation
      • duration
      • brief description of the piece (<100 words)
      • brief composer bio (<150 words)
    • Submissions for existing works should include all of the above, along with an indication that the work has been performed, and a score or recording if available.
  • 1 May – Performance materials due to NCSO
    • NCSO will schedule rehearsals and invite composers to participate in them.

Selection

The final program, presented in August 2017, can have a maximum of 60 minutes of music. This should allow the orchestra to devote an appropriate amount of preparation to each of the works. In the event that the proposed works exceed 60 minutes, some composers may be asked to abridge their proposals, excerpt movements from existing works, and it is possible that some proposals may simply not fit on the program at all. We will also consider the technical limitations of what works can be adequately prepared based on the NCSO rehearsal schedule. The performance date may be shifted slightly to account for other NCSO programming concerns.

Composers whose works and proposals are selected will be notified around 1 September 2016. Please email David MacDonald (davidjohnmacdonald@gmail.com) with any questions or concerns.

CALL FOR SCORES

CENTRAL FLORIDA COMPOSERS FORUM (CF2) ANNOUNCES AN OPEN CALL TO CENTRAL FLORIDA COMPOSERS.

Please submit proposals for inclusion of recently composed music on a concert of works by CF2 composers. All styles are welcome.

Concert date and details:

WHEN: April 29th at 7:30pm
WHERE: Timucua White House
2000 S. Summerlin Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806

Submission details:

HOW:
Submit electronically the following materials/information:
1. Name of composer
2. Title of work submitted
3. Recording if available (MIDI mockups are okay)
4. Instrumentation
5. Duration of work
6. PDF of the score
7. Names of all performers (They must be arranged for in advance as part of your submission. See below.)
8. Program note (1 or 2 paragraphs max)
9. Biographical statement for the composer (150-200 words)
10. Digital photo of the composer (200px wide minimum)

WHERE: Submit material to Charles Griffin at cgriffin293@gmail.com
WHEN: NO LATER THAN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012.

Composer is responsible for providing all performers for their own work. CF2 will provide the venue and publicity. All Central Florida area composers may submit work for consideration, regardless of membership status within CF2.