Call for Scores: 2024 Birmingham New Music Festival
Concert dates: TBD dates between May 5-17, 2024
Submission deadline: Variable, see details for each category
2024 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Birmingham New Music Festival, with events planned during the second and third week of May. Current members of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance are invited to send separate submissions for any of the following three categories. Take note of different requirements and deadlines for each.
Submit works for any instrumentation and be responsible for securing performers and organizing rehearsals. This option can also include performances by the composer, works with electronics, improvisation, and/or presentation of music by living non-local composers. Compensation per member for performances in the BYO category is limited to $440 (up to four performers). Works for larger ensembles are feasible if the submitter will compensate additional performers.
* composer, working title, duration, instrumentation and/or number of performers, technical requirements, and optional recording.
List up to 3 submissions, ordered by preference, in the body of the same email message.
The BAMA Players/Stravinsky Septet:
This program, including up to six BAMA works, will close with a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Septet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano, violin, viola, and cello — which reflects the change in his music from neoclassical to serial. Current members are invited to submit compositions of 6 minutes or less that are somehow influenced by the Septet, for any combination of instruments from the septet.
* composer, working title, duration, and instrumentation.
Scores and parts are due by April 20, 2024.
Solo Cello Works:
Craig Hultgren invites current BAMA members to submit forward-looking solo pieces no more than 12 minutes in duration. The
pieces may be for acoustic cello or the ecello. They may have electronics.
* composer, working title, duration, technical requirements, and either a brief description of the planned work or (if complete) the score as a PDF attachment.
Scores and performance materials must be received by March 15, 2024.