Nief-Norf Summer Festival 2019 - Scores

Call for Scores


Submission period

Mon Oct 8, 2018 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Tue Jan 15 at 5 AM UTC

Results date

Mon Apr 1 at 10 AM UTC

Each year the Nief-Norf Summer Festival 2019 Call for Scores invites submissions of contemporary scores for chamber ensemble that are performed by Performance Fellows at the annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival. Composers of selected compositions will be invited to attend the festival and coach festival students and faculty in the preparation of the work.

The nnSF19 Call for Scores invites submissions of works for chamber ensemble (3-12 players) for any of the following instruments.
- flute (all family)
- clarinet (all family)
- oboe
- bassoon
- saxophone (all family)
- trumpet
- horn
- trombone
- tuba
- piano / keyboard
- harp
- percussion
- guitar (acoustic or electric)
- violin viola
- cello
- double bass
- voice
- electronics (separate performer)

The call is open to all composers without restriction. We welcome any of the following: scores requiring multiples of any of the above instruments (such as percussion ensemble or string quartet); works including improvisation, electronics (including audio or video), indeterminate notation or instrumentation; works that have been performed, recorded or published. All interested composers, at any point in their career are eligible to apply.
We are especially interested in submissions that tie into the theme of this year’s Research Summit, which is to interrogate the notion of genre in music. For example: works that embrace or defy genre categories, works that challenge the individuality of “the composer’s voice” by their genre associations, works in which genre references are an essential component, etc.

Submission fee:
$15 for the first composition, $10 for each additional work (up to three).

Submission deadline:
January 15, 2019

Details: Selections will be made in part based on the instruments of enrolled fellows in the Performance Workshop. If your score is selected, you will be invited and expected to attend the nnSF19, during a three-day period determined by the rehearsal and performance schedule. Composers will be given the opportunity to work directly with the fellows in preparation for a performance of their pieces. Selected composers will not be required to pay registration or tuition and will be offered accommodations for two nights and meals for three days. However, travel will not be covered or reimbursed.

Learn more about the competition and conditions to apply: