2020 Call for Scores!

The Americas Chamber Orchestra (ACO), announces its 2020 “Call for Scores.”

We invite composers of all ages & backgrounds to submit works composed for a string orchestra comprised of 4 first violins, 4 second violins, 3 violas, 2 celli, and 1 contrabass (4 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1).

One work will be selected by a panel of composers, musicians, and the Music Director, and will be performed on October 1st, 2020, at Auer Hall – Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The performance will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to the composer.

submission details

The piece submitted should be between 5 and 8 minutes in duration.

It will be submitted as a pdf file; submission of a recording or midi rendition is also required.

Complete information regarding all entry procedures and guidelines is specified below:

Entry Procedures:

  1. Complete the Application Form
  2. Submit the Entry Fee ($10 per work): https://form.jotform.com/201608135415144
  3. Deadline for Submission: July 15, 2020

Checklist for Composers:

  • Open to composers of all ages and nationalities
  • Only works written for string orchestra (4 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1)
  • Works between 5 – 8 minutes in total duration
  • Only unpublished works that do not require any performance royalties*
  • The works submitted may have been performed in the past
  • A Pdf score & mp3 audio or midi mockup is required
  • Any Questions? Contact CEO Aron Frank (aco.chamberorch@gmail.com)

Important Note to Composers:

We are well aware of the evolving Covid-19 outbreak worldwide. Should there be any such restrictions put into place regarding the number of musicians that can congregate together in one setting, the chosen work will be performed by a reduced size string orchestra (2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 1). As such, the works submitted should consist of a maximum of two divisi per instrumental part. On behalf of The Americas Chamber Orchestra, we truly look forward to receiving your music!

With continued heath and creativity, the Co-Founders of ACO: Aron Frank – CEO, Diego Barbosa-Vásquez – Music Director, Daniel Cueto – Composer-in-Residence