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41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival

 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 13 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts announces a call for works to be considered for performance on the 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, to be held October 15-17, 2020. The festival will feature the music of guest composer Augusta Read Thomas and others, performed by BGSU faculty, students and featured guest ensemble Third Coast Percussion.

For this year's call, we are looking for works for the following instruments/instrumentations:

Horn Ensemble, 6-12 parts

Small Vocal Ensemble, 3-8 voices, all ranges/parts

Saxophone, solo, solo with electronics, solo with piano, SATB quartet

Composers of any age, nationality or institutional affiliation, except those currently enrolled at or employed by Bowling Green State University, are eligible to submit scores.

All submissions should be made electronically, and should include the following using the form below:
a.) Contact information including name, email, phone number, and a short bio
b.) Work submission information including title, instrumentation, duration, and program notes
c.) Full score in PDF format
d.) If available, a recording (MP3 or WAV format) or link to a recording (via your own personal web site, SoundCloud,
YouTube, etc) that can be streamed or downloaded online.

Only one submission per composer will be considered for inclusion on the festival.

Exceptions to the electronic submission rule will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please forward any questions or concerns to MACCM Director Kurt Doles (

Entries must be received by Friday, March 13, 2020 to be considered for performance.

Composers selected to participate must provide scores, parts and other performance materials at their own expense.

Attendance at the festival is required; a small honorarium of $200 is offered to help offset travel costs.

Composers whose pieces have been selected for performance will be notified via email on or about May 11, 2020.