Call for Scores

The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra is issuing a Call for Scores for its 2017‐2018 season.

FIRST PRIZE: $250 and a Premier Performance by the KMGO
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FEBRUARY 1, 2018
COMPOSERS OF ALL AGES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
CALL FOR SCORES APPLICATION

RULES FOR SUBMISSION

  1. Must consist of the following make-up: Mandolin 1 (4), Mandolin 2 (9), Mandola (3), Mandocello (3), Contrabass (1), and Guitar (4). Divisi may be used as much as wanted but may not exceed the numbers listed above. Guitars are classical 6-string standard tuned guitars.
  2. There is no restriction on length of the work.
  3. The work must NOT make use of any soloists and must use the standard ensemble only as listed above.
  4. Mandolas are to be scored in treble clef transposing at the octave.
  5. Scores must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2018
  6. Application must be included with the submission.
  7. Please submit one score and one complete set of parts. A CD containing a recording of your work may be included but it is not mandatory. (Midi and mp3 files are acceptable.) Materials will not be returned. DO NOT send originals.
  8. There is no fee required to enter this contest.
  9. The applicants will be judged by a four member panel of KMGO members and last year’s winner, Chris Acquavella
  10. The winner will be notified no later than March 31, 2018
  11. Premier performance will take place during the 2018 season of the KMGO schedule.
  12. Winning composition will become a permanent part of the KMGO music library.
  13. Winning composition will be awarded a prize of $250.
  14. Submitted compositions must NOT have been previously performed or published.