Pardon the pasting of a call for scores directly, but I thought some of you fellow composers out there might be interested in the following:

The Catholic University of America’s student chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. and Great Noise Ensemble present:
New Voices @ CUA: Festival of New Vocal Music
Sept. 10–11, 2010

Call for Scores
Please direct all submissions and questions to:

Submission Forms and further information available at


The SCI Chapter of the composition division of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, in partnership with ensemble-in-residence Great Noise Ensemble, will host a two-day festival of new vocal music from September 10 to 11, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The festival will include four concerts performed over the two days and will feature performances in the campus chapel, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s Ward Recital Hall, and a nontraditional venue in the Washington, D.C., area. Friday evening’s concert will feature works by students at CUA and performances by Great Noise Ensemble. The works of selected composers will be performed at one of three concerts on Saturday, again featuring performers from Great Noise Ensemble and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music.

About Great Noise Ensemble

With 19 world premieres and counting, Great Noise Ensemble is a working embodiment of its mission to fight for the performance of new works and to promote emerging talent in contemporary music. Conductor and composer Armando Bayolo founded the group in 2005, and the ensemble is an integral part of the new music culture in Washington, D.C. Please see for more information on the group.

Submission Guidelines

Composers are encouraged to submit works appropriate for programming in the following broad categories: sacred music, concert music, and cabaret/musical theatre songs. Composers may submit up to five works; the first submission is free, and each subsequent submission (up to 5 total) is $5 per piece. Multi-movement works such as song cycles, etc., qualify as a single work. Music should be for solo voices (no choral works); duets, etc., are acceptable, but no more than one on a part, and may include up to six other instruments or 2.0 channel electronics. While composers are welcome to provide their own vocalists, the instrumentalists for festival performances will be drawn from Great Noise Ensemble. Great Noise Ensemble’s core instrumentation is as follows: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet/saxophone, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 tuba, 1 percussion, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, 1 piano, and 1 guitar/banjo/mandolin, though other instruments may be available as well. Submissions of sacred music intended for performance on the Saturday morning chapel concert may also include pipe organ.  Composers whose works are selected are required to attend. A $15 registration fee, payable upon arrival at the festival, is applied to printing/promotion costs associated with the festival.

Submission Requirements
Please submit items as attachments to an e-mail.
1. Score(s) in .pdf format
2. Submission Form
3. Recording in .mp3 format

Entry Fee: First work free; each work thereafter (up to 5 works total) is $5 per work payable via

One Response to “Calling All Composers”
  1. Paul Muller says:

    Along those same lines, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians is accepting scores for consideration for the annual Raabe Prize for Excellence in Sacred Composition.

    The details are here:

    You don’t have to be Lutheran to submit :=)