2018 CALL FOR SCORES COMMISSIONING COMPETITION
Eligibility and Awards:
Black Cedar’s 2018 Call for Scores Commissioning Competition is open to composers who desire to further the repertoire of flute, cello, and guitar with an original 10-15 minute composition. The first prize winner will receive a $1,500 U.S. Dollars commission, a world premiere performance during Black Cedar’s 2018-2019 season, and a professional video recording. Additional Honorable Mentions may be awarded to an unlimited number of submissions. These submissions will receive a world premiere performance and a professional video recording but NO CASH AWARD.
The required items listed below must be received by May 1, 2018 at 5:00pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time:
Required item #1 is a score – TWO MINUTE SAMPLE OR COMPLETED – of the proposed work. The score must be submitted in PDF format via email to Black Cedar at email@example.com. Separate parts for flute, cello, and guitar are not necessary.
The working title of the proposed work and the composer’s name SHOULD BE INCLUDED on the score.
Required item #2 is a separate PDF document, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, containing the following information:
- Short Bio of 100 words or less
- Title of submitted work or sample
The subject line for all email communications should read “BLACK CEDAR CALL FOR SCORES” followed by the applicant’s full name.
Required item #3 is the application fee of $10 U.S. Dollars, submitted via Paypal to email@example.com
Perimeters for the Proposed Work:
Applicants may submit either a COMPLETED WORK of 10-15 MINUTES IN LENGTH or a TWO-MINUTE SAMPLE of a working composition in progress.
The instrumentation must be for three performers on flute (which can be regular C flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, or any alternation of these instruments), cello, and six-string classical guitar.
All applicants will be notified via email no later than June 1, 2018.
The first-prize winning composition will receive a $1,500 U.S. dollars commission, a world premiere performance during Black Cedar’s 2018-2019 season, and a professional video recording.
Honorable Mention award winners will receive a world premiere performance and a professional video recording.
Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the winner.
All contestants will accept Black Cedar’s decision as final.
PDF scores and scores printed into hardcopy by Black Cedar will remain the property of Black Cedar. All applicants will retain Copyright to their submissions.
Black Cedar assumes no tax liability that competition winners may incur through receiving prize money. Individuals are responsible for investigating applicable tax laws and reporting prize winnings to requisite government agencies.
Black Cedar’s 17th, 18th, and 19th Century Repertoire
- Fortune My Foe by John Dowland
- If My Complaints by John Dowland
- Sonata Terza in C Major by Giovanni Battista Fontana
- Flute Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Flute Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034 by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Sonata in G Major, Opus 4, Number 9 by Jean Baptiste Loeillet
- Sonata Number 6 in A Minor, Opus 2 by Michel Blavet
- Trio Sonata in G Minor, QV 2:34 by Johann Joachim Quantz
- Grand Trio, K. 304 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Cassation in C Major, Hoboken III: 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
- Terzetto, M.S. 69 by Nicolo Paganini
- La Danza Tarantella by Gioachino Rossini
- Pavane, Opus 50 by Gabriel Faure
Black Cedar’s 20th and 21st Century Repertoire
- In Transit (2017) by Ursula Kwong-Brown
- Miscellaneous Music (2015) by Durwynne Hsieh
- Of Emblems (2014) by Garrett Shatzer, commissioned by Black Cedar
- Hungarian Trio (2012) by Nathan Kolosko
- Debussyana (1983) by Klaus Hinrich Stahmer
- Luminous Spirals (1997) by Chinary Ung
- At A Busy Intersection (2012) by David Smith
- Te Whanganui-a-Tara (1994) by Ross Carey
- Tanti Anni Prima (1985) by Astor Piazzolla
- House Carpenter (1985) by Robert Beaser
- Over the Edge (2001) by Dušan Bogdanović
- Divertissement á Trois (2013) by Atanas Ourkouzounov
- Trio for Flute, Cello, and Guitar (2014) by Simona Simonini
- Canciones y Danzas (1991) by Vivian Fine