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Fourth Annual
Call for Scores, 2017-18

Featured artist: William Lang, trombone

Any person of any age or nationality.

Compositions must be for solo trombone (alto, tenor, or bass; William can switch instruments mid-piece if desired), or solo trombone and electronics (live processing is acceptable, but fixed media is preferred; William can also work with analog equipment if provided, i.e. cassette, boombox, etc).

Compositions should include the use of microtones, but the type of alternate tuning can be from any system (quarter-tones, eighth-tones, 72 Equal-Temperament, Just Intonation, etc.), and there are no restrictions regarding style or aesthetics. New compositions are preferred, however compositions that have already been performed are eligible.

Works may be any length, but preference may be given to works that are 15 minutes or less.

Time Frame for Submissions
Scores may be sent beginning Aug.1, 2017. The deadline for submission November 15, 2017. Any materials received after this date will not be considered.

Application Materials

  • Score (PDF)
  • Recording if available (MP3, MIDI, or link to website or online service such as SoundCloud)
  • Bio (PDF)
  • Resume (PDF)
  • Submit all materials electronically to: info@BostonMicrotonalSociety.org

Entrance Fee
$15 payment to be received by November 15, 2017 at 11:59PM.

There are three possible modes of payment: PayPal, credit card, or check.

  • For either PayPal or credit card payment, please use this link, hitting the “donate” button. (For credit card payments, follow the prompts under “Don’t have a PayPal account?”.)

  • Checks drawn on a U.S. bank with no charges to the payee may be sent to Boston Microtonal Society, 55 Beacon St., North Adams, MA 01247 USA. All checks must must be received by November 15, 2017.

Selected pieces will be featured on a performance in early 2018 at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA. Pieces will be selected according to the criteria given above, the quality of the scores, and the creation of a balanced concert program. The concert program will be announced in by December 15, 2017. With composers’ permission, the BMS would like to keep the scores of pieces not selected this season for possible consideration for future concerts.