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  Call for Scores Opportunity with Grammy Awarded Orchestra of Our Time  orchofourtime at 01:29 on 21 June 2010

From now until December 31st 2010, the Orchestra of Our Time is accepting compositions from composers of any age and of any genre.

Selected compositions will be performed by the Orchestra of Our Time in New York City May, 2010. Full details explained below.

Call for Scores

Composers are invited to submit a work for chamber ensemble (any combination of instruments from a solo piece up to a maximum of 5 instruments consisting of string quartet, contra bass, trumpet, clarinet, oboe, two percussionists, piano, flute, bassoon, trombone and electronics.

Submitted pieces may be up to 5 minutes. The scores will be adjudicated by a professional composer/performer panel. The criteria for the selections are based on innovation, imagination, and originality with preference for scores that have not been premiered. This call for scores is open to composers of any age or nationality and all musical genres.

The deadline is December 31, 2010. The decision will be posted on the Orchestra of our Time website by Jan. 30, 2011. The readings will take place in March, 2011. Composers whose works we will be reading may attend the reading session.

5-10 scores from the readings will be selected for a performance in May 2011. Composers whose works we will be performing in May will be invited to attend.

Details will be posted on Orchestra of Our Time as soon as available.

A non-refundable registration/processing fee of $25 per composition must accompany all submissions. Please make out your check or money order payable to “NYFA for Orchestra of Our Time”. All checks must be payable through a US bank.

All submissions should be addressed to:
Orchestra of Our Time Inc.
c/o Joel Thome
30 Waterside Plaza, 25 H
New York, NY 10010

Submission material should include:
a) Copy of your score. No parts necessary until decisions are made.
b) MIDI recording, if available (optional).
b) A short paragraph that explains your piece (optional).
c) If you need your scores to be returned, please include a self addressed stamped envelope. Please indicate whether or not you would like comments from the panel on your returned score.
d) Your name, address, email address and phone number (we will not share this information with other organizations.)
e) A check for $25 made payable to NYFA for OOT.

Orchestra of Our Time is a sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). NYFA is a 501 (c)(3), tax-exempt organization founded in 1966 to work with the arts community throughout New York State and the United States to develop and facilitate programs in all disciplines. NYFA will receive monies on behalf of Orchestra of Our Time.

Orchestra of Our Time
30 Waterside Plaza, Apt. 25-H New York, N.Y. 10010
Email: Tel: (212) 532-9110

© 2010 Orchestra of Our Time

We believe this opportunity is valuable to composers everywhere, We hope you do too.

Please check out our website located on our member page.

Thank You


  Re: Call for Scores Opportunity with Grammy Awarded Orchestra of Our Time  MNC3333 at 18:42 on 11 January 2012

I just wanted to say Congrats to Daniel Lo Ting-cheung, M.Phil. candidate in composition in the Department of Music, was one of the winners of the Call for Scores Project organized by the Grammy Award-winning Orchestra of Our Time. His work Barbarian Skills Colors of the Night for flute, contrabass, piano, and two percussion will be rehearsed and recorded by the ensemble later this year.

  Re: Call for Scores Opportunity with Grammy Awarded Orchestra of Our Time  Amy60 at 07:46 on 20 January 2012

This sure does seem like a great opportunity!

  Re: Call for Scores Opportunity with Grammy Awarded Orchestra of Our Time  sarahevz67 at 13:50 on 22 May 2012

I hope the Orchestra of Our Time will have this kind of
activity months from now. I did miss this competition. But some of friend from millionaire mind intensive seminar joined but unfortunately none of them was selected. However, being able to show some talent in music composition is something to be proud of.