Calls for Scores

Opportunities
  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra

    Deadline: September 26, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra to be premiered March 2015 in Austin Texas for the Composer’s Voice concert Series and a second performance in the October 2015 at the convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.

    Instrumentation: Mandolin I, Mandolin II, Mandola (tuned, like viola, CGDA) Mandocello (tuned, like cello, CGDA), Classical Guitar, Double Bass. There will be two or more performers on each part, except guitar and bass.

    Score and parts required: Please include a conductor's score and individual parts. For Mandola, please format the part in octave treble clef (rather than alto clef).

    Theme: Our theme for this call is the wildflowers of Texas. From AngelTrumpets to Zephyrlilies, Texas offers diverse habitats to a kaleidoscopic assortment of flora. As our landscape reawakens, we will celebrate the promise of spring with vibrant new music.

    More information:
    inspiration about the wildflowers of Texas
    http://www.wildflower.org/plants/combo.php?distribution=TX&habit=&duration=

    how to compose for mandolins and mandolin orchestra
    http://www.joelhobbs.com/mandolin-tips-for-players-and-composers/>

    Other considerations: All aesthetics, styles and techniques will be considered. If special techniques are required, please describe your expectations fully. As the AMO offers opportunities for players of all skill levels, successful pieces will be written from easy to moderate difficultly.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline September 26, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra– Composer’s First & Last Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and parts together as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Austin Mandolin Orchestra on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information: street address, city, state, zip, and telephone number in the body of the email.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421
    More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    The Austin Mandolin Orchestra is a community mandolin orchestra based in Austin Texas. Formed in 2004, the orchestra now includes over performing 20 members. Known for it's adventurous programming, in June 2013 the AMO performed Opus Twelve , a recital of eighteen new works composed by founder and director, Joel R Hobbs. Also in 2015, the Austin Mandolin Orchestra plans to host the Fall 2015 convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America. about the Austin Mandolin Orchestra http://www.amandolinorchestra.com



  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Sichuan Percussion Ensemble

    Deadline: September 30, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Sichuan Percussion Ensemble to be premiered March 2015 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Concert Hall of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, No. 6 Xinsheng Rd, Chengdu, Sichuan, China


    This call is for percussion ensemble with 3-5 percussionists
    The following percussion instruments are available.
    Only the percussion instruments on this list are available:
    1.Timpani
    2.Glockenspiel
    3.Xylophone
    4.Vibraphone
    5.Marimba
    6.Bass Marimba
    7.Tubular Bells
    8.Wind Chimes / Bambo
    9.Triangle
    10.Bass Drum
    11.Cymbals /suspend
    12.Cowbell
    13.Drum Set
    14.Tam Tam
    15.Gong
    16.Claves
    17.Slapstick
    18.VibraSlap
    19.Ratchet
    20.Guiro
    21.Maracas
    22.Castanets
    23.Wood Blocks
    24.Temple Blocks
    25. Log Drum
    26. Tambourine
    27. Bongo Drums
    28.Timbales
    29.Conga Drums
    30.Snare Drum
    31.Tom Tom

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline September 30, 2015
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Si Chuan Percussion Ensemble– Composer’s Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and parts together as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Si Chuan Percussion Ensemble on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information: street address, city, state, zip, and telephone number in the body of the email.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame
    webpage and Newsletter: NM421
    More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Sichuan Percussion Ensemble (SCPE) was found by Haichuan Bai in 2010. Members are faculties and students. Promoting new music from composers from around the world, more than 50 concerts have been well received by Chinese audience. Winner of Golden/First Price award of 2013 Shanghai National Percussion Competition.

    Music Director
    Ke Yi - President of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
    Keiko Abe -
    Hongyang Bai- Director of Sichuan Percussion Association
    Haichuan Bai - Associate director of Sichuan Percussion Association

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: CLASSIGARD with Cornelia Petroiu, solo viola

    Deadline: November 14, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: CLASSIGARD with Cornelia Petroiu, solo viola to be premiered on February 14, 2015 for Studio Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest, Romania.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline November 14, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works need to be written for solo viola.

    THEME
    CLASSIGARD: From classical to avant-garde music: switching abruptly from one style to another; surprisingly unstable music. Each piece can incorporate different styles or stay within one specific style, thereby leaving the performer to blend the music into the set of 15 in the CLASSIGARD style! Extended techniques are welcome.

    Here are some YouTube links to Cornelia Petroiu’s performances:
    http://youtu.be/pXvkhat81Zs
    http://youtu.be/02bMZ_gtHzY
    http://youtu.be/JA6WvCWhq4Y
    http://youtu.be/aIIybs6tWrI

    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted online at www.MusicAvatar.org
    -You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
    -After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named "Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: CLASSIGARD: Cornelia Petroiu, solo viola " to submit work.
    -You will need to provide a maximum 50 word biography and 50 word program notes.
    -You will be able to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are not required.)
    -Please include the dedication to Cornelia Petroiu on the score. (Performance notes should be included in the score.)

    Results will be announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame website and the new music newsletter: NM421 www.NM421.com

    More ccan be found be found at:
    www.Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame.com

    Cornelia Petroiu has been inspiring composers of various tendencies and countries, who wrote for her over 100 works. She is fully dedicated to exploring the sonorities of her viola, and one may hear the concretising of her musical research by listening to her 10 CDs. She graduated the Music Conservatory in Bucharest and deepened her musical studies at Interlochen-Michigan and Weimar-Germany. Later on, in Paris-CIFAP, she became familiar to Pro Tools software, as a sound editor.

    Always passioned by the chamber music, she was the founder of Brio, Pro Musica and FlautArchi quartets, in divers instrumental combinations. Classical music performer at the beginning, she became totally involved in the contemporary music. She is both founder and member of the Trio Alto (viola, saxophone and piano), with over 40 world premieres dedicated to it, up to now. She takes regularly part in international contemporary music festivals: Musica Electronica Nova (Wroclaw), as the soniste of the Meta-Duo, the Internationl Conference and the Spectral Music Festival (Istanbul), Meridian, SIMN, Acousmania (Bucharest), Capitales Sonores (Paris), 2 Days and 2 Nights of New Music (Odessa), etc. Cornelia Petroiu is extending the sphere of the musical expression by recording and post-producing herself most of her instrumental performances.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Hayk_Arsenyan

    Deadline: October 10, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Hayk Arsenyan for piano solo to be premiered on January 10th, 2015 at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California.

    Here are some YouTube links to Hayk Arsenyan's performances: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnJ-frMGQX3dSTQC2VE1x6w

    Submission guidelines:

    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted online at www.MusicAvatar.org
    -You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
    -When registering make sure to upload a profile picture.
    -After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named "Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Hayk Arsenyan for piano solo" to submit work.
    -You will need to provide a maximum 50 word biography and 50 word program notes.
    -You will be able to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are not required.)
    -Please include the dedication to Hayk Arsenyan on the score. (Performance notes should be included in the score.)

    Results will be announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and the new music newsletter: NM421 www.NM421.com

    More can be found be found at: www.Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame.com/

    New York based pianist-composer Hayk Arsenyan, a native of Armenia, has appeared in numerous recitals in USA, Armenia, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Argentina, Uruguay, Syria, and Lebanon. His performance venues have included Carnegie Hall (New York), Palaisd'UNESCO and Salle Cortot (Paris), Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), "Petranka" House-Museum of Mozart (Prague), Auditorio de Miguel Delibes (Valladolid), Dar-Al-Assad Opera House (Damascus), and appearances at the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago and the Phillips Collection Concert Series in Washington DC. At the age of 11 Mr. Arsenyan made his orchestral debut with the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra performing his own Requiem for the piano and orchestra, and at the age of 17, he made his European orchestral debut as a soloist with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was awarded a platinum medal by the City of Paris. Mr. Arsenyan’s concert repertoire is diverse and encompasses works from early Baroque to New Music. An avid chamber musician and collaborator outside of the classical music stage, he constantly strives to explore various experimental projects with Dance, Drama and Visual Arts, such as the “Visual Landscapes” multi-media project of all Alan Hovhaness piano works, which was The New York Times’ pick of the week in May 2011, and was reviewed as “…One of the coolest events in NYC to go to.” Currently Mr. Arsenyan teaches at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree from the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow. In 2007 he was awarded the full-tuition Yevgeny Kissin Award for the Professional-Studies performance program at Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Arsenyan also studied the piano in Paris at ÉcoleNormaleSupérieure de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and the Conservatoire National de Region D'Aubervillier La-Courneuve. He is a scholar of Iberian Early Music and has compiled a Performance Guide to Three Keyboard Sonatas of Antonio Soler as a part of his Doctoral Dissertation, published by the University of Iowa Press. In 1993 Mr. Arsenyan became a member of the French Society of Authors and Composers (SACEM) and two collections of his original works were published in Paris. Several of his original works have been choreographed by the dance departments of the University of Iowa and New York University. Mr. Arsenyan is also a member of the Ararat International Academy of Sciences in Paris and serves as the Academy’s representative in New York. Mr. Arsenyan is the director of the Performing Arts Department at the Armenian General Benevolent Union headquartered in New York City.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Rodrigo Baggio

    Deadline: November 22, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Rodrigo Baggio, Improvisation as a Unique Compositional Challenge. The 15 one-minute works will be written for and performed by Rodrigo Baggio, to be premiered on February 22, 2015 for on the Composer’s Voice concert series in New York City.

    Theme: this Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame will be premiered on the Composer's Voice annual Trajetoria Brasileira concert. Rodrigo Baggio is Brazilian. So, references to Brazil or inspiration from this theme are welcome; but not necessary. Each piece will be selected on its musical merits and not on its adherence to this theme.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Each piece must contain references: riffs; vamps; guidelines; ostinati; groups of notes; groups of rhythms; chord progressions; graphics that could be used by the performer to interpret. Melodic subjects are acceptable; but there must be ample room on each piece for interpretation and improvisation. The performer will then apply these references to create one-minute improvisations.
    -The performer is a guitarist; owever, composers are asked to send general references without considering the guitar and its aspects.
    -Scores should be wirtten in treble clef (if using clefs! Graphic notation is acceptable.)
    -Submission Deadline November 22, 2014 (12:00 AM E.S.T.)
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -This call is for solo improvisation/interpretation.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over one minute will be considered.
    -You may only submit one work for this call for scores. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted online at www.MusicAvatar.org
    -You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
    -After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named "Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Rodrigo Baggio" to submit work.
    -You will need to provide a maximum 50 word biography and 50 word program notes.
    -You will be able to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are not required.)
    -Include the dedication to Rodrigo Baggio on the score. (All performance notes should be included with the score.)

    Results will be announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and the new music newsletter: NM421 www.NM421.com

    More can be found be found at: www.Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame.com/

    Rodrigo Baggio has excelled internationally in 2012, playing concerts and having his music played in various countries around the globe. He was the guest guitarist of Université Laval (Quebec) in their 2012 winter semester, premiering four compositions (“Serra Verde” – for guitar, “Suíte Américas” – for guitar and trombone, “Lâmpada do Operário” – for tenor, guitar and trombone and “Ciclo de Improvisações Sobre Memórias Regionais” – for guitar and tenor saxophone) commissioned by the great trombone player Dr. James C. Lebens for that special occasion. Alongside the concerts, Mr. Baggio has composed music for different ensembles and projects such as “Fantasia Brasileira I” (for guitar) specially written for Prof. Brian Katz (University Of Toronto). His piece “Three Insights Of The Brazilian Landscape” (for Percussion) was one of the winner pieces of “Carl von Ossietzky Composition Prize” at Oldenburg University (Germany). A former pupil of Jaime Barbosa (Composition/University of Ribeirão Preto), Dr. Marcos Cavalcante (Improvisation/University of Campinas) and Arrigo Barnabé (Composition/ULM), Baggio is currently developing his own project called "Guitar Solo" in which Composition and Improvisation are combined on a particular way of instrumental performance.

  • Vox Novus is Calling for Maverick Musicians to be a part of its 15-Minutes-of-Fame series

    CALLING ALL BOLD AND ADVENTUROUS MUSICIANS!

    Wouldn't you like 15 one minute pieces composed for you, selected by you, whittled down from potentially hundreds of scores, to find the best possible combination to be performed live, in 15 minutes! All done for the love of music and the glory of the 15-Minutes-of-Fame!

    Vox Novus is looking to present adventurous musicians participating in 15-Minutes-of-Fame presented on Composer's Voice concert series. 15-Minutes-of-Fame is a project which calls for composer's to write one minute of their best music written specifically for a musician or ensemble! Vox Novus collects and collates the scores, biographies, and program notes and makes them available for the musician/ensemble to review. The musician/ensemble selects 15 of their favorite pieces with the idea of presenting the works in 15 exciting and varied minutes of new music. The works are then debuted on the Composer's Voice concert series in New York City. Come join the ranks of musicians who have participated in Fifteen Minutes of Fame.

    For example:

    Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame:
    Calvin Falwell, bass clarinet & Robert McCormick, drum set

    Praised for his "great skill and captivating sound" by Clariperu, American clarinetist Calvin Falwell enjoys a varied career as an orchestral musician, soloist and educator. His choice of equipment and clarinet reeds has helped him to earn his fame he has today. Calvin is a member of the clarinet faculty of the University of South Florida School of Music and is a member of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra in Sarasota, FL. During the summer months he can be found performing with the Ash Lawn Opera Festival in Charlottesville, VA. Prior to his current appointments, Calvin held positions with the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Calvin has also appeared with the Louisville Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, Opera Tampa, Opera Naples, Palm Beach Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera Theater and Symphony in C (formerly Haddonfield Symphony). Additionally, Calvin has toured internationally with the Hollywood Concert Orchestra. Calvin has also served on the faculties of Holy Family University, Wilmington University, Hartwick College Music Festival, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and AMEROPA Chamber Music Festival. In addition to his orchestral positions, Calvin has enjoyed performing as a soloist in both recital and orchestral settings. A true champion of new music, Calvin has had the privilege of premiering numerous works for both clarinet and bass clarinet including works by Todd Goodman, David Thomas, Max Lifchitz, Suzanne Polak and Joseph Hallman. Solo appearances have included recitals in South America, China, Europe and the US. His principal teachers and mentors include Paul Demers (Philadelphia Orchestra), Ron Samuels (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), Tim Zavadil (Minnesota Orchestra), Dallas Tidwell (Louisville Orchestra), Daniel Lochrie (Nashville Symphony) and Scott Locke (Murray State University). Both Calvin's BM and MM are in Clarinet Performance and are from the University of Louisville and Duquesne University respectively. Calvin is both a Selmer Paris and Rico Performing Artist, performing on Selmer Clarinets and Rico Reeds exclusively.

    Robert McCormick is currently Professor of Music at the University of South Florida. He served as principal percussionist/assistant timpanist with the Florida Orchestra for 20 seasons, and was a core member of the legendary Harry Partch Ensemble. Robert is often sought after to perform and conduct in major venues working with such artists as Placido Domingo, Andre Bocelli and many others. He has authored articles, solos, and percussion texts that are considered standard literature in the field of percussion. With dozens of critically acclaimed recordings and reviews in leading journals such as Gramophone, American Record Guide, Fanfare and The Strad, Robert is internationally recognized for his performances with the McCormick Percussion Group and the McCormick Duo flute/percussion ensemble. Robert was the 2006 recipient of the Florida Music Educator of the Year Award; the 2007 Grand Prize in the Keystone Percussion Composition Award, the 2010 Jerome Krivanek University Distinguished Teacher Award and received 2012 Global Music Award. Highly regarded as a teacher, Robert is especially proud of his many students that hold prestigious positions in the field of percussion.

    Your picture, biography, and link to your website will be listed on the Vox Novus website along with the composers and the 15 one-minute scores you select for the 15-Minutes-of-Fame.
    You can find a list of the musicians here.
    You can find a list of the composers here.

    We will also be archiving video of the performance. http://www.Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame.com/video/

    Here is the opportunity:
    This is your chance! Do you have what it takes to earn your 15-Minutes-of-Fame? If you think you are a candidate for our program or would like to recommend someone that you know personally, please contact us at: support@voxnovus.com