Call for Scores!

The Northern California Viola Society announces its 2020-21 Composition Contest for unperformed solo viola works, 3 minutes or under, composed in the last 5 years.  The winning composition will be premiered by pre-professional level finalists in the NCVS Young Violist Competition on March 7, 2021, presented online.  There are typically 5-6 finalists, aged 19 and under, with an advanced level of technical facility.  Works should reflect the ability level of the performers and offer contrasting sections with both technical and emotional challenges.  No tape, amplification or other accompaniment. Composer is encouraged to record the online performances for their personal use.

Prize: $100 and feature article on NCVS website. 
Deadline for submission: Nov. 15, 2020
Winner and Runners-up announced: Jan. 21, 2021
To Submit: Email your score PDF that includes date of composition and title but pseudonym for composer’s name to   In the email text, please include: composer’s name, title of work and contact information.  Do not send mp3s, cover pages, bios, poems, images, stories or anything not directly related to performing the work.  All submissions will be deleted after the judging.

15 Nov 2020