Charles Ives Concert Series Call For Scores

Charles Ives Concert Series Call for Scores

Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

The Charles Ives Concert Series is announces its first-ever Call for Scores. Located at the Danbury Music Centre in Danbury, CT – the hometown of Charles Ives – the Charles Ives Concert Series is a week-long event that regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing the music of Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.

Concerts are performed by Charles Ives Concert Series guest artists and artist-faculty. Read about them here:

We are seeking recent works composed for all or any subset of the following: 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, and 2 pianists, by composers of any age and at the early or emerging stages of their careers.

We will choose one work to be performed on the final Charles Ives Concert Series concert in Danbury, CT on August 12th entitled “Charles Ives and His Living Legacy,” featuring the work of Ives and living American composers. Additionally, other works not chosen for this particular performance will be kept in mind for future performances. While we cannot provide funds for housing or transportation, the selected composer is invited to see his or her performed and will receive an archival recording.

**Submissions will be selected by the Artistic Director Paul Frucht, Composer-in-Residence Justin Dello Joio, and other Artist-faculty members.


-Any composer is eligible regardless of age, nationality, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status.

-Pieces should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration and must be composed for any combination of 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, and 2 pianists.

-Pieces with a performance history are welcome, but please list all previous performances or readings and the performing ensemble as directed in the Application Process section below

-Composers may submit as many pieces as they wish for consideration (payment details below)

Application Process:

1. All submissions must be sent to

No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

2. The subject of your e-mail should be “(Your name) Charles Ives Concert Series Call for Scores Submission 2017”

3. Attach a PDF of your score and a bio or resume (two pages maximum)

4. In the body of your e-mail, please include the following:

-Your full name

-Telephone number

-A link to an audio or video recording of your work. Live recordings preferred, MIDI recordings accepted. (A recording is not required)

-Performance history of the work if applicable

To complete your submission, please make a payment of $15 for every submitted piece through PayPal. Click the drop down bar the Call for Scores Page here:

15 Jun 2017
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