NOTE: You must be a BAMA “Submitting Member” for the current season in order to submit scores for any of the calls below. If you are not sure if your membership is current, please contact VP of Membership, Geni Skendo (). Visit artmusic.org/join if you want to pay online now.
By submitting scores for programming consideration, you also agree to participate in the development, planning, and presentation of any concert on which your submissions are selected for programming.
Also, some events may require supplemental payment on the part of the submitting member to cover performer fees. If this is the case, it will be clearly communicated within the details of the call for scores, or communicated individually to submitters before it is programmed.
Call for Scores: 2020 Birmingham New Music Festival Concert dates: Saturday, August 22, 2020 – others TBD Submission deadline: Extended to May 5, 2020 Venues: Hoover Library, others TBD Instrumentation: Variable Duration: No maximum limit, although preference may be given to proposals under 10 minutes
This is the only call for the 2020 festival. Those submitting for Category A are encouraged to also submit a second choice for Category B in case A is not selected. Only one work per member is likely to be programmed.
There is a possibility that some pieces could incorporate dance. Please indicate if interested in having your performance choreographed — in which case a recording is strongly recommended.
Submit a work (first priority only) for one of the following categories:
Cello, with or without electronics – Craig Hultgren
Clarinet/Eb Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Saxophone(s), solo with or without electronics — or in acoustic duo/trio/quartet with Soprano, Flute, and/or Piano – Lori Ardovino, LeBaron Trio, Vinna Trio (Note that a quartet may require supplementary funds from the composer.)
Piano, with or without electronics – Adam Bowles or Chris Steele
Submit a work for any instrumentation, and be responsible for securing performers and organizing rehearsals. For this option, compensation from BAMA is limited to $220 (up to two performers) per composer. Submissions for larger ensembles will be accepted providing the submitter will compensate additional performers.
How to Submit
Send the following info to with the subject “BNMF2020” by May 1, 2020:
Category B: Composer, title, duration, requirements, and optional recording.
If not submitting your own composition, consider sponsoring an emerging or mid-career composer whose work you admire. Women and minority composers are particularly encouraged. The process is the same as submissions from performer members.