Call For Scores

    The Queer Urban Orchestra (QUO) is thrilled to announce a Call for Scores. QUO is calling for scores from composers who identify as Transgender, Non-binary and Gender Non-conforming to be featured in our May 7th, 2022 concert.

    Guidelines


    QUO’s current composition contest seeks to find and promote the creative talent of composers who identify as Transgender, Gender non-conforming, or Non-binary members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and to provide a performance opportunity for this new work.

    • All composers, who identify as Transgender, Gender non-conforming, or Non-binary are welcome to apply
    • The composition should fall within the range of 5-7 minutes.
    • The Orchestration should encompass the full breadth of the orchestra:
      • 2Fl(2nd dbl picc), 2Ob(2dbl Eh), 2CL, 2Bsn, 4Hn, 3Tpt, 3Tbn, 1Tuba, tmp+2, str
    • Consideration will be given to the relevance to the organization’s mission and the theme of the orchestra’s season. 2021-22 theme: Alive with Spirit.
    • Entries must include a PDF score and midi file or audio recording if available.
    • Files should not contain any identifying information as the selection process will be blind.
    • Entries must be submitted by January 15, 2022. Candidates will be notified by February 15, 2022.
    • The winning composer must supply a printed/bound score and digital copies of all parts by March 1, 2022.
    • Rehearsals will begin March 23 with a concert on May 7, 2022.
    • In addition to the performance(s) of the work, the winning composer will receive a $750 cash award.
    • The Composer is encouraged to interact with the audience on the evening of the premiere. A pre-concert talk may feature a conversation with the composer. This is not required for composers who cannot travel to New York.
    • All travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the composer.
    • A video recording of the performance will be provided
    • Performance will be conducted by QUO’s Assistant Conductor, Laurel Charleston.

    QUO’s search committee reserves the right not to select a winning composition. If you have any questions about the contest, you can email us at [email protected].

    Entry Form

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Title (required)

    PDF of score (required)

    Brief description of work(required)

    Link to audio/midi/video file (you must use this if audio is >5mb)

    OR

    Upload audio/midi/video file