String Quartet Call for Scores


Submission period

Tue Apr 21 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Tue Jun 2 at 2 AM UTC

Results date

Wed Jul 1 at 4 PM UTC
Quartet121 is pleased to announce that our first ever Call for Scores is now open for submissions! As part of our 2020/2021 season we are searching for a new string quartet, with or without electronics.

The call is open to composers of any nationality and living in any location. Its winner will receive a performance of their piece on a 2020/2021 season concert, a professional live audio recording, and at least 3 opportunities for workshopping.

Applications are open now through June 1, 2020

How to apply:
•Applications are accepted via the Google Form:

• Composers must include a link or directly upload to the Google Form a PDF of the score (do not include parts). It is encouraged, though not required, to include an MP3 recording of the piece.

• Due to COVID-19 and the resulting economic situation, we have decided to make the submission fee pay-as-you-can. Please do not give unless you feel truly comfortable doing so! All proceeds will go towards the production costs for this concert. The pay-as-you-can fee is accepted via Paypal:

• Compositions must be scored for four performers (two violinists, one violist, and one cellist) and may include electronics, amplification, theatrical elements, and/or multimedia. Works may not exceed 30 minutes in length.

• Submissions are due by June 1 2020 at 10PM EDT. Applicants will be notified of results via email by July 1.

Please direct all questions and concerns to quartet121nyc [at]

See the call at web pages: