Reno Pops Orchestra Composer’s Showcase

Composers, students, and community members are invited to submit original compositions written for a full symphonic Pops orchestra.

Submission deadline:   August 31, 2022

Instrumentation:           Full symphonic instrumentation is preferred

Maximum length:         13 minutes

Entry fee:                     $10 per submission

Applicants are encouraged to consider one or more of the suggested themes below, and preference will be given to Pops concert literature that appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes, including families and children.

  • Rain Forest
  • Old World Christmas
  • Bodies of Water
  • Deserts
  • Explorers/Exploration
  • Arctic/Ice

The winner will receive a small honorarium and an opportunity to have their work performed live in the 2022-23 season. Finalists will be notified by September 30, 2022, and will be asked to provide individual orchestra parts for the final screening.

You will be asked to:

1. Upload a legible full score, clearly marked with your name and contact information

2. Upload sound file(s) of the composition, or provide a YouTube link.

3. Pay the $10 entry fee by Paypal or credit card. (The entry fee is waived for applicants who live or work in the Northern Nevada/Northern California region.)

Email any questions to: [email protected]