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.
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:
- Complete the Application Form
- Submit the Entry Fee ($10 per work): https://form.jotform.com/201608135415144
- 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- Only unpublished works that do not require any performance royalties*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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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