About Resonate 2024

The submission period for Resonate 2024: An Open Access Call for Scores is now open. The application deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

This project seeks saxophone, percussion and piano works through an open call for scores, led by UCLA music performance professor Jan Berry Baker and administered by the UCLA Music Library. One winning composer, selected by an independent judging panel and Atlanta-based professional contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency, will receive a $750 prize and a performance of their work in Los Angeles during the ensemble’s 2024-25 season.

Submission of works to the Contemporary Music Score Collection is encouraged, but optional.

Please see our application procedures for details about eligibility, requirements and selection criteria.

Submission Details

  • No application fee is required.
  • Submissions will be anonymous.
  • Open to composers of all ages, nationalities, career stages and backgrounds.
  • Underrepresented composers are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Co-created works may be submitted; all creators involved must submit individual applications.
  • Submitted work must be an original composition (no arrangements permitted).
  • Composers may submit up to 2 works.
  • Submitted works MUST include saxophone (1 performer) and MAY include piano (1 performer), percussion (1 performer), and/or electronics. Solos, duos, or trios as well as works with open instrumentation will be accepted.
  • Open to works of any length and compositional style.
  • Submission of works to the Contemporary Music Score Collection is encouraged, but optional.

Submission Process

  • Complete the Resonate online entry form for each work submitted.
  • Receive an email with instructions for uploading scores.

If the submission is a collaborative work, each composer will complete an entry form, but only one score and recording will be uploaded.

Review Process

Name and demographic information will not be shared with reviewers; collected information is only for internal use by the UCLA Music Library.

The application deadline is July 31, 2024.

Round 1: Independent review panel will review all scores and excerpted (1-2 min) recordings (if included) anonymously and create a short list of scores. All identification markings from the score and file names MUST be removed.

Round 2: Independent review panel and members of Bent Frequency will review the short list of scores and complete recordings (if included) and select one winner.

One winner will be announced by September 1, 2024.

Review panel: Hong-Da Chin, Elainie Lillios, Mara Gibson

Inclusion in the Contemporary Music Score Collection

In addition to accepting submissions for Resonate 2024, the UCLA Music Library is offering composers an opportunity to submit works for inclusion in the Contemporary Music Score Collection.

  • Composers may submit works of ANY length, compositional style and instrumentation for inclusion in the Contemporary Music Score Collection.
  • To ONLY submit your composition for the collection, please complete the Contemporary Music Score Collection Entry Form.
  • If you wish to be considered for both Resonate 2024 AND the Contemporary Music Score Collection, please use the Resonate 2024 Entry Form. Bent Frequency will only be reviewing scores submitted using this form.

Submission of works to the Contemporary Music Score Collection is encouraged, but optional.