New Music Forum would like to invite composers to submit works for consideration for the 11th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music. The Festival will take place on June 29, July 20 and August 17, 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Composers may submit up to two (2) pieces for the Festival.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 – Trinity Chapel, Berkeley, CA
Saturday, July 20, 2013 – Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, August 17, 2013 – Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA
Attendance at the concert in which your piece is being performed is highly encouraged. However while it is not mandatory, preference will be given to composers who can attend the Festival.
Submission of pieces for the Festival of Contemporary Music is an online process. The submission packet should include score, recording (if available), short bio, brief program notes and contact information. The preferred file formats are PDF for the score and documents and MP3 for the recording. Your contact information should include your address, phone number, email, your attendance at the Festival and preferred performance date. Please note that selecting a preferred performance date does not guarantee that your piece, if selected, will be programmed on that date. However, every attempt to accommodate this request will be made.
We request that you use a service such as yousendit.com to send your submissions to the email address below. Please do not email the score and recordings directly to us. Links to scores and recordings on your website are an acceptable form of submission. These links must contain downloadable files and in your email to us you still need to include the information requested above. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Composers must provide performers for their work if selected. The FCM staff can provide names and contact information of performers; however, it will be the composer’s responsibility to make all necessary arrangements for performance and compensation. The FCM staff will not be responsible for arranging performers.
Composers selected to participate in the Festival will be required to pay a registration fee of $20. This registration fee helps to offset costs incurred in producing the Festival. For more details about the three concerts or the online submission process please visit www.newmusicforum.com or send an email to the address below.
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2013, 11:59 p.m.
Selected composers will be notified around March 21, 2013 via email.
Please send submissions or questions to: email@example.com
Festival of Contemporary Music Artistic Staff:
Brian Bice, John Bilotta and Davide Verotta