Calls for current “Submitting” BAMA members only

NOTE: You must be a current BAMA “Submitting Member” for the 2018-2019 season to submit scores for any of the calls below (renewal emails sent 11/20/2018).  If you are not sure if your membership is current, please contact VP of Membership, Geni Skendo (geni_flute@yahoo.com).  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 compositions are selected for programming.


– Current Open Calls –


Call for Scores – 2019 DIY

Concert dates: October, 2019
Submission deadline: June 30, 2019
Venues: TBD
Instrumentation: Any
Duration: no maximum limit, although preference will be given to proposals under 10 minutes

Overview: There will be at least two nano-curated concerts during the 2019 Birmingham New Music Festival. If BAMA membership is current, propose (ordered by preference) up to 2 works that you will perform, sponsor, or otherwise oversee. Note that, even though a proposal may include more than one performer, the stipend for each proposal will be normal scale for a solo performance.

Send the following info to  with the subject “DIY Call – [your last name]”:

  • Submitting BAMA member
  • Composer, if different from submitter
  • Performer(s), or number of performers if not yet engaged
  • Title
  • Duration
  • Requirements (audio, AC power, etc.) — if amplified, indicate whether self-contained or need house system

Proposals may include any of the following:

  • solo or group improvisation
  • solo performance by the composer, with or without electronics
  • fixed media (including video)
  • guest artist sponsorship
  • proxies or additional performers


Call for Scores – Arias and Art Songs

Event: “Arias and Art Songs”
Event Date: Mid-November 2019 (either 11/12/19 or 11/15/19)
Event Location: Tentative, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, Alys Stephens Center, UAB

Deadline for Score Submissions: Friday, August 23, 2019.

Voice Type/Instrumentation: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, and/or bass voice with or without piano. Works that feature electronics and/or other instruments besides piano cannot be considered at this time.

Duration: Preference will be given to works longer than 3 minutes and less than 10 minutes.

Requirements:  Alliance members in good standing are invited to submit two scores for the call; only one score per voice-type may be submitted (see details below).

Details:

Please submit 1-2 pieces for the above-listed voices with/without piano, in any combination.

Preference will be given to works longer than 3 minutes and less than 10 minutes; individual songs from longer collections or excerpts from operatic works will also be considered.

Members may submit two scores for consideration, however, only one score per voice-type may be submitted (for example, members can submit one score for soprano and piano, and another score for baritone and piano, but not two scores for soprano and piano). Combinations of the above listed voice-types will also be considered (duets, etc.); submissions that include more than two voices per score will require the composer to reimburse the Alliance for the cost of additional performers.

The deadline for scores is: Friday, August 23, 2019.

How to submit:

All submissions should be sent via email to  with the subject heading “BAMA Arias and Art Songs Call – Your Name,” and should include an attachment or a link (Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc) with the following files:

  1.  A PDF of the score (PDFs can also be sent as an attachment);
  2. An audio recording, if available (MIDI realizations are acceptable);
  3. A PDF document listing the name of the composer, title of the piece, instrumentation, duration, short biographical statement, and program notes.

Failure to supply all required materials with submissions will result in the composition not being considered for programming.