2013 Festival Score Calls

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford, a celebration of the diverse body of women’s music now in its thirteenth year, is sponsoring its third annual composition competition in addition to calls for scores and presentations for the 2013 festival.  This year’s festival – Wednesday, March 6, through Sunday, March 10 – will feature guest ensemble The Dahlia Flute Duo and guest composer Hilary Tann.

International Composition Competition
Anonymous composition competition for works featuring flute duo open to all emerging and mid-career women composers
October 15, 2012 receipt deadline

Local Composer Score Call
Instrumental score call open to all women composers living in or near Connecticut
REVISED! December 15, 2012 receipt deadline

WCForum Call for Presentations & Lecture-Recitals
Call for papers and presentations on topics pertaining to women composers and music by women composers
REVISED! December 15, 2012 receipt deadline

 

 

 

Women Composers Festival of Hartford International Composition Competition

All emerging and mid-career female composers are invited to participate in the festival’s 2013 International Composition Competition. This year’s competition is for works featuring flute duo. One selected work shall be performed on a featured concert by The Dahlia Flute Duo (www.dahliafluteduo.com). All submissions will be reviewed in a two-tiered, anonymous selection process. Music must be scored for the available instrumentation. Entries will be received electronically or by mail and must be received by Monday, October 15.

Available Instrumentation
two flutes, doubling piccolo, alto, and bass (only 1 bass flute available); piano (optional); cello (optional)

Submission Guidelines
1. Composers may send up to two submissions.
2. Each submission must include a $10 USD entry fee via Paypal button (below).
3. Scores should be submitted electronically (PDF only) WITHOUT the composer’s name or any identifying information (in score or on filename), and must demonstrate professional engraving standards.
4. Include contact info (name, address, phone, and email), a short bio (100 words or less), and name of submitted work in a separate document (PDF preferred). Include composer name in document filename.
5. Submissions must be for the above instrumentation, preferably no more than one optional instrument.
6. Max time duration of 12 min per submission (single movements of larger works are allowed).
7. Recordings are not required but preferable (MIDI is acceptable).

Materials should be emailed to submissions@womencomposersfestivalhartford.com and include the subject header “International Composition Competition.” Large attachments must be sent to the festival’s Dropbox (email for more information). If necessary, submissions may be mailed (with three copies of each score) to:

Daniel Morel
International Composers Competition
Women Composers Festival of Hartford
Hartt School of Music
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Submissions will be reviewed through the month of October.  The selected work and finalists will be announced Thursday, November 15.  If necessary, parts for the winning work will be required by Saturday, December 1.  Travel funding is not available at this time for the winning composer.

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Women Composers Festival of Hartford Local Composers Score Call

All interested women composers living in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island are invited to submit their music for the festival’s Local Composers Concert, to be held on Wednesday, March 6.  Submitted music must be scored for the available instrumentation unless the composer is able to provide her own performers. Submissions will be accepted electronically or by mail and must be received by December, November 15. (We are extending the deadline due to storm recovery.)

Available Instrumentation
violin, viola, cello, saxophone, trombone, percussion, electronic media

Submission Guidelines
1. Composers may send up to two submissions.
2. Max time duration of 8 min per submission (single movements of larger works are allowed).
3. Include contact info (name, address, phone, email) and a short bio (100 words or less).
4. Composers providing their own performers must include a list of their performers’ names, short bios (100 words), and instruments played.
5. Recordings required for composer-provided performers. Recordings of submissions not required but preferable (MIDI is acceptable).
6. Works including electronic media must include a detailed proposal for technical specs and other performing needs.

Materials should be emailed to submissions@womencomposersfestivalhartford.com (PDF scores and mp3 recordings) and include the subject header “Local Composers Concert.” All attachments should include the name of composer or work for identification. Large attachments must be sent to the festival’s Dropbox (email for more information). If necessary, submissions may be mailed (with three copies of each score) to:

Daniel Morel
Local Composers Concert
Women Composers Festival of Hartford
Hartt School of Music
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Submissions will be reviewed the first weeks of January and all composers will be notified by email of the Festival’s decision starting Tuesday, January 1. Attendance at the event is highly encouraged, as composers will be invited to introduce and discuss their music during the concert. Travel funding is not available at this time.

 

 

 

Women Composers Festival of Hartford Call for Papers and Presentations

The WCForum is being presented during the 2013 festival as a means to explore the diverse body of works by women composers. The festival seeks papers and lecture-recitals that address any aspect of contributions by women composers, past or present. Possible presentations may include analyzation of individual works, discussion of instrument/voice-specific repertoire, discourse on particular musical genres, and other subjects pertinent to music by women composers.

Electronic submission of proposals is required. Entries must be received by Saturday, December 15 (We are extending the deadline due to storm recovery). All submissions will be peer-reviewed in an anonymous selection process. Individuals will be notified by email of the panel’s decision starting Tuesday, January 1. Accepted abstracts/proposals will be presented at the WCForum, to be held Saturday, March 9. All conference presenters are expected to register for a small fee (payable via Artful.ly link at www.womencomposersfestivalhartford.com). Travel funding is not available at this time.

Submission Guidelines
1. Individuals may send up to two proposals/abstracts.
2. Abstracts/Proposals must be 250-300 words.
3. Lecture-recital proposals must indicate performer(s) and include a sample recording of one or more works.
4. Abstracts must be accompanied with bibliography and musical examples (4-5), if applicable.
5. Abstracts/Proposals and additional materials must be submitted WITHOUT individual’s name or other identifying information.
6. Proposed talks and lecture-recitals must be a maximum of 30 minutes, including time for questions.
7. A list of technical requirements must be provided with the proposal/abstract.  Please specify any equipment needed to present the talk or lecture-recital.
8. Include your contact info (name, address, phone, email), a short bio (100 words or less), and institutional affiliation in the email or as a separate file.

PDFs and mp3s should be emailed to submissions@womencomposersfestivalhartford.com with the subject header “WCForum – LAST NAME”.  All attachments should include the name of presenter. Large attachments must be sent to the festival’s Dropbox (email for more information).