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Charles Ives Concert Series 2nd Annual Call for Scores

 Charles Ives Concert Series 2nd Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 26 June 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Charles Ives Concert Series announces its second annual Call for Scores. Located at the Danbury Music Centre in Danbury, CT the hometown of Charles Ives the Charles Ives Concert Series regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing the music of Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.

Concerts are performed by Charles Ives Concert Series guest artists and artist-faculty.

Read about them here:

We are seeking recent works composed for all or any subset of the following: 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, harp and 2 pianists, by composers of any age and at the early or emerging stages of their careers. One submission will be chosen to be performed on the Charles Ives Concert Series concert in Danbury, CT on August 9th celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary American composer, Samuel Adler. Additionally, other works not chosen for this particular performance will be kept in mind for future performances. While we cannot provide funds for housing or transportation, the selected composer is invited to see his or her performed and will receive an archival recording.

**Submissions will be judged by the Artistic Director Paul Frucht, Composer-in-Residence Nina C. Young, and Associate Artistic Director Jon Cziner.


-Any composer is eligible regardless of age, nationality, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status.

-Pieces should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration and must be composed for any combination of 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, harp, and 2 pianists.

-Pieces with a performance history are welcome, but please list all previous performances or readings and the performing ensemble as directed in the Application Process section below

-Composers may submit as many pieces as they wish for consideration (payment details below)

Application Process:

1. All submissions must be sent to

No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

2. The subject of your e-mail should be (Your name) Charles Ives Concert Series Call for Scores Submission 2018

3. Attach a PDF of your score and a bio or resume (two pages maximum)

4. In the body of your e-mail, please include the following:

Your full name
Telephone number
A link to an audio or video recording of your work. Live recordings preferred, MIDI recordings accepted. (A recording is not required)
Performance history of the work if applicable
To complete your submission, please make a payment of $15 for every submitted piece through PayPal, which can be done via the link here or by clicking Support and donate from the menu at the top of the page.

Deadline for Submission:

All submissions must be received by Tuesday June 26th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

The selected composer will be notified by Monday, July 2nd, 2018.

Submissions will be selected by the Artistic Director Paul Frucht, Composer-in-Residence Nina C. Young, and Associate Artistic Director Jon Cziner.


Please contact Jon Cziner with any questions at