Call for Scores 2016-17

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Closes September 15, 2017

 

ShoutHouse is pleased to announce their third annual call for scores! One winning composer will receive a cash award and a performance of their work during ShoutHouse's 2016-17 season in New York City. Up to two additional composers may be selected for honorable mentions, and their work will also be programmed during the upcoming season. Winning composers are NOT required to attend the performance (although we hope that they will), but are asked to communicate with ShoutHouse during the rehearsal process.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?

Any composer, regardless of age or nationality, may submit their work (past winners are not eligible to enter again). Please be aware that ShoutHouse most often performs music which is rhythmic, pop-influenced, and/or groove-based. All submissions will be carefully considered; however, composers may wish to take this information into account when choosing which piece to send.

 

INSTRUMENTATION GUIDELINES

ShoutHouse's core instrumentation is Flute [picc/alto], Clarinet [bass clarinet], Piano, 2 Percussion, Electric Guitar, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass, Soprano Voice, and MC (rapper). Submissions for any subset of this instrumentation will be accepted, but preference will be given to pieces for 5+ performers. Scores involving 1-2 additional instruments will be considered. Works involving electronics and/or amplification are acceptable.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

1) Send an email to shouthousenyc@gmail.com with the following information:

a) The score of the piece you wish to submit, attached as a PDF file.
b)  YouTube/Soundcloud link (preferred), or attached mp3 recording
c) Composer contact information, including phone number, email address, and website (if applicable).

2) Pay the $10 fee by clicking the link below.  Your application will not be considered until the $10 fee has been paid.

 

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WHY IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?

A group of ShoutHouse musicians will personally listen to and look at every piece that is submitted. While we believe that this thoroughness is an important part of making a fair selection, it is a time-consuming process. The application fee will allow us to reimburse these judges for their time, so that they can pay your music the attention it deserves. A portion of the application fee proceeds will also be used to award the winning composer a modest cash prize.