LunART Call for Scores

Our Mission and Vision

The mission of LunART is to support, inspire, promote, and celebrate women in the arts through public performances, exhibitions, workshops, and interdisciplinary collaboration; thus enriching our community and creating a welcoming space for learning and experimentation.

​The vision of the LunART is to empower women in the arts by fostering originality, honoring diversity, and strengthening equality.

​LunART seeks to be inclusive and we welcome participation by people who self-identify as women, cultivating a positive experience for artists and audiences alike. The driving idea of the festival is to create a vibrant, safe space for all women where creativity is the queen!

Open to women composers of all ages and nationalities.

LunART is back and excited to announce the return of an annual Call for Scores, open to women composers of all ages and nationalities. While LunART celebrates women artists both past and present, we place a special value and priority on programming works by contemporary and living composers…that’s you!

Submit your work(s), join the network of like-minded creatives, and enjoy excellent music making all while celebrating women’s creativity in the arts. We look forward to hearing your music!

Winning composers will receive:

  • A cash prize of $300​

  • Performance of composition at the Gala Concerts (LunART Festival 2022: May 31- June 5)

  • Professional live audio & video recording of composition

If able to attend the festival, composers will receive:

  • Free housing

  • Free entry into all festival events

  • Collaborative rehearsal time with festival performers

Application Guidelines

Eligibility:

  • Open to women composers

  • No age limit

  • Composers/performers will be considered​

Submitted works should be:

  • Under 15 minutes in length

  • Single or multi-movement work. In the case of multi-movement works, we reserve the right to play selections

  • Scored for one to six performers; available instruments, voice types, and ensembles are listed below

  • Written no earlier than January 1, 2018

Submissions must include:

  • PDF of score (please upload a PDF with the file name formatted as: lastname_compositiontitle.pdf)

  • Recording of submitted work

    • Provide URL link, i.e. Sound Cloud, YouTube (midi, mp3, or video)

  • Bio (100 words or less)

  • Program notes

  • Composer/performers only: a recording of the applicant performing must be submitted; acceptance as a performer is at the discretion of the festival

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Submission Guidelines

  • All materials must be submitted no later than February 15, 2022, 11:59pm (Central Time)

  • Late submissions will not be accepted

  • Submission Fee: $20

  • All submitted fees are non-refundable

  • Files must be uploaded through the LunART website during the submission period – lunartfestival.org

  • Applicants may submit multiple scores, but must complete a separate application for each submission

  • Up to three compositions will be selected

  • We reserve the right to not program any compositions

Winners will be announced by April 1, 2022

Instruments available

Strings

  • String quartet

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Bass

Woodwinds

  • Wind quintet

  • Saxophone quartet

  • Flute (piccolo, alto, bass)

  • Clarinet (bass, E flat)

  • Oboe (English horn, oboe d’amore)

  • Bassoon

  • Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)

Brass

  • Brass quintet

  • Trumpet

  • French horn

  • Euphonium

  • Trombone

  • Tuba

Harp

Voice
Any voice type, as a solo vocal part or a member of an ensemble.

Piano

If your work includes prepared piano, please contact us before submitting.

Percussion

If your work includes percussion, please contact us about intended instrumentation. Percussion instruments available for the festival are limited.

Questions?

Contact our Artistic Director Dr. Iva Ugrcic: iva@lunartfestival.org