A Call for Scores
Idiosyncrasies: A Call for Scores is no longer accepting submissions as of July 8, 2023. Please check this page or my social media pages for updates regarding the adjudication status.
Rising composers early in their careers are welcomed and encouraged to submit to cellist Joshua Lyphout's 2023 Call for Scores, "Idiosyncrasies"! Up to 60 minutes of music will be selected. All winning composers will be awarded a prize of up to $600, have their piece premiered on a recital in the Spring of 2024 at Bowling Green State University, and receive a professional studio recording. Composers are encouraged to submit their music regardless of compositional style, all submissions will be considered equally and on their own terms.
This Call for Scores was funded in part by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at the College of Musical Arts of Bowling Green State University and the Hansen Music Fellowship Program.
Composers under 30 at submission deadline (born after July 1, 1993) or
Composers who are currently in school, or have graduated within 3 years prior to the submission deadline
Minimum 1 second to a maximum of 10 minutes.
Selected movement(s) of a larger work are eligible for consideration.
No more than 2 submissions per applicant..
All works must be submitted anonymously. All identifying marks of the composer (name, logo, etc.) must be removed from the score and file name.
Preferred file name format: Call_For_Scores[Title_of_Piece].pdf
Submissions are required to feature cello/cellist Joshua Lyphout, but are not limited to solo works.
The winning compositions will be selected by a panel which includes Joshua Lyphout and other prominent composers and performers in the Bowling Green area.
See more information about the members of the committee here.
Winners will be selected and notified by email September 1, 2023.
Winning composers must be prepared to promptly supply parts and other performance materials for their selected compositions.
Composers are heavily encouraged, but not required to attend the performance. We can not provide any financial assistance for travel expenses.
If you have questions, submit the contact form found here.
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