Deadline: June 15, 2024

  • The Five College New Music Festival invites submissions of instrumental chamber works by composers under the age of 35 living in the US.
  • The winning work will receive a cash prize of $1500 and will be played by performance faculty of the Five Colleges during the Festival, September 6-8, 2024 at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The winning composer is expected to attend.
  • Instrumentation may any combination of instruments chosen from: flute, clarinet, saxophone, horn, bassoon, and piano. (Doublings such as piccolo or bass clarinet will be considered.) Submissions may be of any length.
  • Submissions should be sent as pdf/mp3 attachments or immediately accessible links to Prof. Eric Sawyer at with the subject heading Composition Submissions. We can consider up to two submissions per composer.
  • Applications should include a score, recording (optional), and the name, address, phone, email, date of birth, and short biography of the composer.
  • The deadline for receipt is June 15, 2024.

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