Call for Scores:

Deadline: January 31, 2011

The contemporary classical music website Sequenza 21 (, in partnership with Manhattan New Music Project (, is pleased to issue a call for scores. Composers of any age may submit a single work with the following instrumentation: violins (2), viola, cello, piano, and percussion. Works for smaller groupings (solos, duos, trios, etc.) that employ the above instruments are especially welcome.  In the interest of performing as many entries as possible, pieces that are shorter in duration may be preferred.

Several pieces will be selected from these entries for our 2011 concert in New York City (date/location TBA), performed by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble – ACME ( The program committee will include Christian Carey (Sequenza 21), Clarice Jensen (ACME), and Hayes Biggs (Manhattan School of Music).

There is no entry fee. There is also no remuneration apart from the performance. Those composers selected for the concert will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations should they wish to attend the event.

Scores with CD recordings (if available) will be accepted at the address below until 5 PM on Monday, January 31, 2011. Please do not send parts at this time. Materials will be returned if accompanied by an SASE with appropriate postage.

Sequenza 21/MNMP 2011 concert



243 West 30th Street,

Suite 500,

New York, NY 10001


Deadline: 5 PM on January 31, 2011 (receipt of materials; not postmark deadline)

Age limit: none

Entry fee: none

Limitations: only one (1) work per entrant will be considered.

Instrumentation: vlns (2), vla, clo, pno, perc

Prize: a New York performance by ACME, sponsored by Sequenza 21 and MNMP.

Return of materials: With SASE

Submitted works that do not conform to the above guidelines cannot be considered for inclusion on the program.

5 Responses to “Reminder: Sequenza 21/MNMP Call for Scores”
  1. hi,

    is it possible to use just 4 or 5 instruments of the guidlines (instrumentation) ?
    and not specially all the instruments…



  2. Christian says:

    Yes. In fact, we have encouraged doing so in the call.

  3. Kyle says:

    Hi, Is it possible to submit to y’all a recording of the piece I sent in? I included a MIDI file on CD, but the piece has since been recorded. Thank you, Kyle

  4. Casey says:

    When might we find out what pieces have been selected?

  5. Christian says:


    Materials were due some time ago, so no.

    Casey, We have hundreds of scores to go through. We’ll announce the winners when we can, but it won’t be for weeks yet.