Boston Musica Viva Emerging Composers Call for Scores

Boston Musica Viva seeks works within the instrumentation of the ensemble’s core players (Pierrot Plus Percussion) from emerging New England composers of any age, to receive two 30 minute rehearsals each and one professionally recorded, public performance on June 2, 2017, at 8pm.

• Not currently a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
• Composers of any age are encouraged to apply.
• Provides a current personal mailing address in one of the following states:
MA, VT, NH, CT, RI or ME.
• Composers must be available to attend daytime rehearsals on June 1 and June 2, and the performance on June 2.

Scored within the instrumentation of BMV’s core players (fl, cl, perc, pf, vl, vc)
with common doublings.
Percussion may include:
Mallets: Marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel
Drums: bd, snare, 2 toms, bongos
Metals and woods: 2 cymbals, 2 tamtams, temple blocks,
Auxiliary: wind chimes, tambourine (others possible upon request)
Length not to exceed 15 minutes.
Has not received a professional performance/recording, or unperformed.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit .pdf, .doc, and .mp3 files to with the email header “Call for Scores Submission” by Friday, May 19, 2017, at 5pm.
For submissions larger than 10MB, please send multiple emails.

Please Send:
1) 1 Score
2) Recording of the work (optional, MIDI realizations accepted)
3) Artist Statement explaining the submitted work and how it relates to your artistic development.
4) CV (listing a current personal New England mailing address)
5) List of Performances (for all works composed by the applicant)

Selected composers are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5pm – Deadline for submitted scores.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Selected scores announced.
June 1, 2017, time TBD (likely between 10am and 1pm) – 1st Rehearsal
June 2, 2017, time TBD (likely between 10am and 1pm) – 2nd Rehearsal
June 2, 2017, 8 pm – Free public performance at Studio 401, Hemenway Building, Boston Conservatory.

For more information about the call for scores or about BMV, contact Executive Director Robert Pape at

19 May 2017