Call for Scores • a very small consortium

Call for Scores • a very small consortium

Receipt Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

Contact: submissions@very-small.org

The miniaturist group a very small consortium, based at the University of Wisconsin –Green Bay, seeks compositions for performance in February 2018. All submitted works must be miniatures; a work may qualify as a miniature in one of two ways:

- the piece consists of 100 or fewer notes (with the definition of “a note” left to the discretion of the composer);
- the piece is 60 seconds or less in duration.

We will consider works that feature instruments/voices from the list below as soloists or in any combination. Additionally, we will consider graphic scores, text-based scores, works with fixed-media playback and scores with open/flexible instrumentation. Special consideration will be given to saxophone trios and quartets, brass trios, and works using unusual combinations of forces from this list:

Soprano voice (1)
Mezzo-soprano voice (1)
Baritone voice (1)
B-flat clarinet (1)
Soprano saxophone (1)
Alto saxophone (1)
Tenor saxophone (1)
Baritone saxophone (1)
Horn (1)
Trombone (1)
Cello (1)
Piano (1)
Percussion (1) – (available instruments: all standard orchestral percussion, 5-octave marimba, vibraphone. Please email us to verify other needs!)

Submissions are accepted via email only. Please send scores (and parts, if necessary) in PDF format to the email address below. MP3s are welcome but not necessary. Please also include the following information:

• Composer contact information
• a very small biography (50 or fewer words, please)
• very small program notes (1-3 sentences, please)
• We plan to stream the concert online: in your submission, please include a
sentence granting us permission to stream your piece if it is selected for this concert.

Scores must be received by Friday, December 1, 2017 to be considered for the February performance. Scores arriving after this deadline will be retained for future consideration.

Submission Email Address: submissions@very-small.org

1 Dec 2017