MATA seeks submissions from composers who have not yet graduated high school at the time of submission. There is no entrance fee.
We accept all music: sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations, fully notated, improvised, and everything in between. A distinguished panel of MATA’s directors, composers, and performers will select six composers to participate in MATA Jr. 2017.
Each selected composer will be paired with an emerging-composer mentor and asked to write a new work — which must be completed during the summer of 2017 — for Face the Music, the renowned teen new-music ensemble based at the Kaufman Music Center. Works will be rehearsed and performed in concert in New York City in November 2017. Composers must plan to attend the performance; MATA cannot provide for transportation costs.
Composers who have applied previously but were not accepted are welcome to apply again. Composers whose works have been performed previously must wait one year before applying again.
Full details can be found at http://matafestival.org/mata-jr-call-for-scores/