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 –


UAB Chamber Trio

Overview: BAMA will present a concert featuring the UAB Chamber Trio at UAB’s Hulsey Recital Hall. There will be two guest performers, but they are not included in the instrumentation for this call. You must be a current, submitting BAMA member for the 2018-2019 season to submit to this call.

Event Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019, 4:00pm
Submission deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2019 (completed scores required with submissions)
Event Venue: Hulsey Recital Hall at UAB
Instrumentation: Trios for one clarinet (Bb clarinet and bass clarinet will be available), one trumpet (Bb trumpet, piccolo trumpet, and flugelhorn will be available), one piano. No duets or solos. No electronics. Preference for traditional notation without extended techniques.
Duration: No specific maximum duration, though the concert will last one hour

How to Submit: Send a PDF of your score plus any parts to or hard copy to Chris Steele, 950 13th Street South, HC 231, Birmingham, AL 35294. Recordings are welcome but not required. Include the following information with submission:

  • Composer
  • Title
  • Duration
  • Date of composition
  • Instrumentation

Contact:

  • BAMA President: Chris Steele,

Chamber Music @ AEIVA – February 2019

Overview: BAMA is partnering for a fourth year with the UAB series “Chamber Music @ AEIVA” to present a concert that connects chamber music with the art on display at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. You must be a current, submitting BAMA member for the 2018-2019 season to submit to this call.

Event Date: February 21, 2019. 5:00pm reception, 5:30pm concert
Submission deadline: January 10, 2019 (completed scores required with submissions)
Event Venue: Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts
Instrumentation: Any combination of two violins, one viola, one cello, and one piano
Duration: No specific maximum duration, though the concert will last one hour

Art exhibit: Compositions must relate in some way to the art either in “Stitching History from the Holocaust” (http://stitchinghistory.org/) or the contemporary Spanish artist Irene Grau (http://www.irenegrau.com/ or view this PDF). However, submissions need not be newly composed for this exhibit, you may submit existing works as long as the composition relates in some way to the art.

How to Submit: Send a PDF of your score plus any parts to or hard copy to Laura Usiskin, 950 13th Street South, HC 231, Birmingham, AL 35294. Recordings are welcome but not required. Include the following information with submission:

  • Composer
  • Title
  • Duration
  • Date of composition
  • Instrumentation
  • Brief description of why the piece relates to the art

Contact:

  • Chamber Music @ AEIVA: Laura Usiskin,
  • BAMA President: Chris Steele,

Click here to download a PDF version of this call.