We don’t generally post calls for scores with age limits, as suggesting that composers stop emerging or requiring organizational support at an arbitrary age is, in our view, discriminatory and foolish. But since one of the MATA organization’s principal mandates is to help young composers, we’ll make an exception. Guidelines for their “Under 40″ call listed below.
Music at the Anthology (MATA)
Application Deadline: January 15, 2013
MATA seeks submissions from composers under age 40 for our 2014 festival and commissioning program. We accept all music: sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations, fully notated, improvised, and everything in between. A panel of distinguished composers, performers, and conductors will select approximately 20 participants for our four-day festival in New York City. Selected composers will either receive a performance of their pre-existing work or a commission to write a new piece. Performers come from a constantly rotating roster of ensembles that in years past has included full orchestra, chorus, piano soloists, chamber groups ranging from 2-18 musicians, and much more.
Please submit links to scores and recordings of your two best works; a current CV; list of compositions; and contact information through our website http://www.matafestival.org. We will only accept digital submissions. There is no entrance fee.
Audio: we accept either links to a personal website or through SoundCloud. In both cases, links must be streaming, not downloads.
Scores: we accept links to PDF documents either through your personal website or Issuu, a free publishing platform that allows you to upload PDF’s and provides a link for anyone to view the PDF online.
PLEASE BE SURE that your links remain in operation indefinitely, as the review process will not take place until the spring of 2013. Do not provide links that will expire after any period of time.
Further details can be found at our website: http://www.matafestival.org