Previous Calls


The Alabama String Quartet Collection

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2017
Deadline for Scores, Bios, Notes, and Participation Fee: October 1, 2017
Event Date: NA – Recording project only.
Event Venue: NA – Recording project only.
Instruments: String Quartet only
Duration: 10 minutes or less

The Birmingham Art Music Alliance will partner with the Amernet Quartet to record string quartets by Alabama composers, for subsequent release as audio CD(s). This call is open to all current Submitting BAMA members.

  • By submitting work, you agree to contribute toward CD production costs, payable before recording begins. The target is $30/minute or less, not to exceed $40/minute. We will provide the exact rate following review of proposals in July. Except for extenuating circumstances (piece not recorded, CD release is canceled, etc), this fee is non-refundable.
  • Signed agreements with participating composers will be enacted before the CD is produced.
  • You may list up to two works for string quartet (no electronics or other instruments) in order of preference. Alternates will not be considered until all first submissions are vetted.
  • It is acceptable to submit proposed works with working titles. If estimating duration, please round up — you can provide precise timing with score.
  • Due date for scores, bios, notes, and participation fee is October 1, 2017. More detail will come, following review of submissions to this call.

How to submit: Call is no longer open for score submissions.


2017 BNMF BAMA Players Concert

Deadline for Submissions: August 14, 2017
Event Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Event Venue: Brock Hall, Samford University
Instruments: any combination of 1 flute, 1 Bb clarinet, string quartet, 1 piano
Duration: 10 minutes or less

NOTE: In an effort to have all BAMA submitting members programmed during the festival, any member who has not yet been programmed will receive priority over those who have already been programmed for other festival events, such as the Miolina concert. Any submissions not selected for the BNMF will be considered for programming on subsequent concerts.

Requirements: Alliance members in good standing are invited to submit one piece for the following instruments in any combination:

  • 1 flute
  • 1 Bb clarinet
  • string quartet
  • 1 piano

Works must be 10 minutes or less in duration.

Composers are limited to one submission for this call.

How to submit: No longer open for submissions…  and should include a link (Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc) to the following files:

      1. A PDF score, if necessary (PDF scores can also be sent as an attachment)
      2. An audio recording (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.

Selected composers will be notified in early September.

If the information above is not provided when submitted, upon notification of a work’s acceptance for performance, the composer must supply all pertinent performance materials including a full score and individual parts, a concise one-paragraph bio of the composer, and a concise one-paragraph program note about the work. Failure to supply these materials in a timely manner will result in the composition not being presented during the festival.


2017 BNMF Electro-acoustic Concert

Deadline for Submissions: August 14, 2017
Event Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 7:30 PM
Event Venue: Hulsey Recital Hall, UAB
Instruments: See 2 categories below
Duration: 10 minutes or less

NOTE: In an effort to have all BAMA submitting members programmed during the festival, any member who has not yet been programmed will receive priority over those who have already been programmed for other festival events, such as the Miolina concert. Any submissions not selected for the BNMF will be considered for programming on subsequent concerts.

Requirements: Alliance members in good standing are invited to submit one piece in the following categories:

  1. Electronics. Two-channel audio recording alone, or with live processing
  2. Compositions performed by the composer, or by performer(s) provided by the composer, preferably with electronics.

Works submitted must be 10 minutes or less in duration.

Composers are limited to one submission for this call.

How to submit: No longer open for submissions …and should include a link (Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc) to the following files:

  1. A PDF score, if necessary (PDF scores can also be sent as an attachment)
  2. An audio recording (MIDI realizations are acceptable)
  3. A PDF document listing the name of the composer, title of the piece, instrumentation, duration, short biographical statement, short performer biography (for Cat. No. 2), and program notes.

Selected composers will be notified in early September.

If the information above is not provided when submitted, upon notification of a work’s acceptance for performance, the composer must supply all pertinent performance materials including a full score and individual parts, a concise one-paragraph bio of the composer, and a concise one-paragraph program note about the work. Failure to supply these materials in a timely manner will result in the composition not being presented during the festival.