Call for Scores!

A THREE DAY NEW MUSIC READING VIRTUAL WORKSHOP + VIRTUAL CONCERT

Composers of any age and nationality are invited to submit a new or previously composed work up to 10 minutes in length. The work may be a movement or excerpt of a larger work and may have previously been performed. EMERGE will accept up to 10 composers and will provide detailed insight by exploring and performing the work of each participant.

At the conclusion of EMERGE, The Julius Quartet will host a virtual concert of all selected works. The concert and workshops will be professionally recorded. Each reading session and performance will be separated by composer and sent to each participant for their own personal use (i.e. website exposure, SoundCloud or similar-free platforms). Commercial sale of the work performed at the workshop by The Julius Quartet is prohibited.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The following submissions are required to be considered for the EMERGE New Music Readings Workshop.

  • One score & set of parts (2 vlns, vla, clo) submitted digitally in PDF format

  • Work must not exceed 10 minutes in length

  • Recording of the work is preferred, but not required (MIDI is acceptable)

  • A CV or resume (PDF format only)

  • Short Biography not to exceed 250 words (PDF Format only)

  • Works that have been previously published, performed or commercially recorded are welcome

  • At this time, we are not able to support works with electronics for the upcoming season

  • The selection committee will choose 10 participants from the applications submitted, no later than January 15th, 2021

WORKSHOP DETAILS

During the 3-day workshop composers will receive:

  • Group workshops, incorporating 20-minute reading session and critique for each composer per day for three days

  • Seminars/masterclasses from the quartet

  • Composer Masterclass: offering real life experiences and advice

  • Access to The Julius Quartet’s digital Chamber Concert

  • Recordings of all three workshop days and the EMERGE New Music Concert. The digital workshop and concert will be professionally recorded and sent to each participant

  • Possible future performances of the composer’s work at Julius Quartet’s next in-person concert

IF SELECTED, PARTICIPANTS:

  • equired to attend all three workshop days and the evening concert

  • submit tuition fee is due no later than January 22nd, 2021 via paypal

  • Participants will be asked to prepare a short introduction prior to the first reading and at the EMERGE virtual concert.

DATES AND FEES

APPLICATION FEE:

$10 November 1 – December 1, 2020

$20 December 2, 2020 – January 1, 2021

OPEN CALL FOR SCORES:

November 1, 2020

CALL FOR SCORES DEADLINE:

January 1, 2021 – 11:59pm (Central Time Zone)

TUITION:

$550 per participant

DATES HOSTED:

Workshop: February 12 – 14, 2021

EMERGE Concert: February 15, 2021 (evening)