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 The Astoria Choir
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: CALL FOR CHORAL SCORES SPRING 2019

Deadline: January 15, 2019

The Astoria Choir invites submissions for its fifth annual call for works to be programmed on either its Canten a Coro concert on Saturday, March 9 or Concert for Equality on Saturday, June 8. Canten a Coro will feature music in the Spanish language or by composers of Spanish-speaking countries. Concert for Equality will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and will feature Kawarsky’s Prayers for Bobby.

Details:
- Composers must live or be matriculated at a college in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut
- Electro-acoustic works will not be considered
- Works previously selected in TAC’s score calls are ineligible; however, those composers may submit different works
- Works should not exceed eight (8) minutes; single movements from larger works will be accepted
- Composers may submit multiple works with each work sent as a separate submission with separate submission fee
- Works for Canten a Coro should either use Spanish text or engage the culture of Spanish-speaking countries, be written for mixed choir, and can be a cappella or with piano.
- Works for Concert for Equality should address themes of inclusiveness and diversity, be written for mixed choir, and can be a cappella or use any combination of the following instruments: 1 oboe, 1 harp, 2 violas, 1 cello, 1 bass, 1 piano
- Up to three works may be chosen to be performed
- Each selected composer will be invited to attend a rehearsal and meet with the choir
- A choral score and any instrumental parts for Concert for Equality are due by March 1, 2019
- Composer(s) are highly encouraged to attend the concert. No additional funding is available for travel costs.

Submission Process:
- Please submit using our website: astoriachoir.org/call-for-scores
- An anonymous copy of the full score as a PDF, free from any identifying markings including name, commissioning party, or dedication
- Information Sheet with the following details, as a separate PDF:
- Composer’s name, phone number, mailing address, and email address
- Title and duration of work
- Statement that the text is in public domain or written permission for use of text
- Transaction number from PayPal submission fee (found in the upper-right corner of the confirmation email)
- An anonymous recording of the work as an .mp3 file or link to streaming audio in Google Drive.
- MIDI realizations are acceptable
- Submission Fee: $10, payable through PayPal
- You may follow the links below to pay the fee and submit your score.
- You needn't set up a PayPal account if you don't have one. Simply click on the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button instead of sighing in.

Award:
- $250 for each selected composer and a performance of the work
- Digital recording of the performance for promotional purposes
- Selected composer(s) will be notified via e-mail by January 28, 2019 and announced on our social media platforms and website

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Questions: callforscores@astoriachoir.org
Web Site:www.astoriachoir.org/call-for-scores