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Face the Music
Call for Scores

Posted on Friday, May 02, 2014


2014-15 Season: Second Annual Call for Scores

Submission deadline: Friday, June 6, 2014
Please send submissions to facethemusicnyc@gmail.com.

Face the Music is proud to announce our second annual open call for scores! Last year’s call for scores
was an overwhelming success. We received fifteen great submissions covering a wide range of style and experience and this year, we’re expecting even more. This is a special opportunity to have your piece
extensively coached and rehearsed in a workshop-like environment. Accepted submissions are typically
performed one to three times per season.

Qualifications for participation:
● Applicant must be under college age
● Applicant must be studying a musical instrument (see “if accepted,” below)
● If applicant is a current Face the Music student, past due balances must be paid
● Music submitted must not have received a prior performance or reading (needs to be a world

Application process:
● Applicants must complete a Face the Music registration form and pay a non-refundable $40 fee.
This fee will be put towards Face the Music tuition for 2014-15. If the applicant’s piece is not
accepted, and he/she does not participate in Face the Music, this fee will not be refunded
● Applicants should submit their music as both a source file (sibelius, finale, or noteflight) and as a
pdf. Students should also submit an mp3.
● All files must be clearly labeled with title, composer name and date
● All files should be emailed to facethemusicnyc@gmail.com

If accepted, applicants will:
● Play in at least two Face the Music pieces during the 2014-15 season
● Make themselves available for all rehearsals and performances of their piece
● Be proactive in making suggested revisions to parts and score
● Promote the performances of their music

Further guidelines:
Instrumentation - Any combination of the following:
● strings, no larger than 66431
● single winds and brass
● up to 2 keyboardists
● up to 2 percussionists
● electric guitar
● electric bass
● laptop, samples, electronics, MIDI drum triggers
● If the applicant wishes to use instruments that Face the Music does not own or have immediate
access to, he or she should be prepared to provide those instruments or pay a rental fee towards
them. Examples of these instruments are:
○ Contrabassoon
○ Bass Trombone
Length: no longer than 15 minutes. Applicants can submit more than one piece, but only one piece will be selected.

Style/Genre: We are open to diverse styles and genres. If you are looking for inspiration, you should
know that during the 2014-15 season, Face the Music will:
● Perform music by Michael Gordon (“Trance”) and Steven Mackey (“Eating Greens”)
● Continue its ongoing collaboration with Kronos Quartet
● Work with a tango dancer (Mayte Vicens)
● Continue exploring new forms of creative improvisation

Results: Will be announced in late June 2014

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