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 North/South Consonance
Summary:Call for ensemble scores
Deadline: 01 June 2012
Date Posted: 21 May 2012
Details: An open search for compositions to be featured during the 2012–2013 season is currently being conducted. Of the compositions recommended for performance, one will possibly be selected for recording on a CD album issued on the North/South Recordings label.

Composers are invited to submit works for consideration in accordance with the following procedures:

A)All composers are eligible.
There are no restrictions regarding age, citizenship or institutional affiliation.

B)Compositions submitted may be scored for any solo instrument or for mixed chamber ensembles up to a maximum of 18 (eighteen) performers.
Compositions employing voice, percussion and/or electronic means are acceptable.
C)A non-refundable registration/processing fee of $25 (US Dollars) per composition must accompany all submissions.
Payment can be made via Paypal or check/money order issued by a US Bank.
If using PayPal please indicate that payment is for the account of North/South Consonance, Inc. and/or e-mail address
Please make check or money order payable to NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
All checks must be payable through a US bank.
D)All submissions and/or communications should be addressed to:
P.O. Box 698—Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025-0698
E)Entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2012.
Do not send materials via registered, certified and/or express mail. Requiring a delivery signature is not only more expensive but also, most importantly, slows down delivery.

F)Programming decisions will be made public on the North/South Consonance website by the end of October 2012.
G)Submissions via fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
Submissions not accompanied by the required registration/processing fee will not be considered.

H)Do not send original copies of scores or unique manuscripts.
Submit one bound copy of the complete score. Do not send parts.
The Board of Directors of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, Inc. cannot accept any responsibility for scores or any other materials lost, misdirected or damaged while in transit.
Materials submitted for consideration will not be returned.

I)A brief biographical sketch for the composer should accompany all submissions.
Please indicate if the work is registered with ASCAP, BMI or another performing rights agency.
A current address, e-mail and telephone number for the author should also be included.

J)A panel of distinguished musicians and composers will select the compositions to be performed during the 2012-2013 season. The members of this panel will also select the composition to be recorded and determine the exact number of compositions to be performed during 2012-2013.
The composition to be selected for recording should not currently be available on disc. NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC. reserves the right not to recommend a composition for recording purposes.
The Board of Directors of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, Inc will appoint the members of the selection committee. The decision of the selection committee will be considered final and will not be subject to appeal.
All individuals responding to this Call for Scores agree to abide by the stated competition guidelines.
K)Preference will be given to compositions that have not been performed in New York under professional auspices.
Works that have received performances in universities and conservatories are eligible for consideration.
If available, a recording of the work should accompany the submitted score.
L)Composers whose works are selected will be responsible for providing adequate performance materials ten weeks prior to the concert.
Composers will assume full responsibility for costs incurred in the rental, copying, reproduction and/or mailing of performance materials.
M)The NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE ENSEMBLE and appropriate guest artists will perform the compositions selected for the 2012-2013 season.
NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, Inc. will assume full responsibility for hiring musicians, performers' fees, publicity and other concert-related expenses.
NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, inc. will also assume responsibility for finding funding to cover expenses incurred in recording the composition selected by the members of the selection committee.