New Voices for Orchestra
CALL FOR SCORES
IU composition majors at all degree levels are invited to submit orchestral works to be considered for the annual New Voices for Orchestra concert. The 2019 concert will be Wednesday, November 20 with one of the Jacobs School's large orchestras and will be conducted by David Dzubay.
- IU composition majors who will be enrolled full-time during fall semester or who graduated within one semester; in the latter case, the composer must arrange to be in Bloomington to attend a minimum of two rehearsals in addition to both dress rehearsals.
- Works must have been composed or substantially revised and finalized while enrolled at IU and while working with a composition faculty teacher.
- Your teacher must approve of your submission by emailing the other composition faculty (ask them to do so).
Duration limit: 15 minutes (but under 10 is preferred)
Instrumentation maximum: 3333(doublings ok) - 4331 - T+4, harp, piano - strings. If your piece varies from this, check with your teacher and Professor Dzubay. No concertos.
July 15 (12:00 noon): Deadline for submission of score (PDF) and recording (mp3, required).
Submission procedure: upload your score to the composition department Submissions folder at IU Box. Use this filename format: NewVoices_<last name>_<title>.pdf (or ".mp3")
Example: NewVoices_LastName_TitleOfPiece.pdf; NewVoices_LastName_TitleOfPiece.mp3
(Pro tip: use your IU-provided-freely Acrobat Professional to “Save as…reduced size PDF”)
August 1: Announcement of selections
August 15: Deadline for sample parts (PDF) to Profs. Travers & Fleezanis and to PED (violin 1, flute 1, trumpet 1, percussion 1)
September 15: Deadline for complete set of parts (PDF) and final/corrected score (PDF) to PED
(Since this is for performance by a major ensemble of the JSOM, PED librarian Cynthia Stacy is generously willing to have PED print your scores and parts; scores should be formatted for 11x17 and parts should be formatted for 10x13; be sure to size your music correctly with these final printing sizes in mind).
2017 Christopher LaRosa: The Tide Jewels; Nicholas Landrum: Alinea; Curtis Smith: E Pluribus; Liam Ramsey-White: Moon Halo; Paul Mortilla: it's always tea-time
2018 Erik Ransom: Surging Faradism; Will Trachsel: These Lines, Unseen; John Griffith: Gezellig; Yi-De Chen: The Rosy Clouds and The Smile; Liam Ramsey-White: Scylla and Charybdis; Lang Chen: This Ain't Chopin