Call for Electronic Works - New Horizons Music Festival, Oct. 3-8

The Truman State University Department of Music in Kirksville, MO, invites creators of electronic music to submit works for inclusion in the 2016 New Horizons Music Festival. This year’s festival will include a venue for fixed media 2-channel audio works.

These pieces will play in the Truman State University Art Gallery the week of October 3-8 and will be listed in the Festival program along with composer bios and program notes.  The presentation format will be computer playback with display of title and composer of the work currently playing.

During the Festival the Gallery will be exhibiting works by Aaron Fine, which will be a visual context for the music.  See our website for samples of his work.

The New Horizons Music Festival will be held on the Truman campus on Friday evening October 7th and Saturday, October 8th.

You may view material from the 2013 Gallery exhibition and read the program booklet to get a sense of the Festival.



  • 2-channel audio.
  • Priority will be given to works that are less than 11 minutes.



We will produce video recordings and photograph all Festival events. Programs and images will be made available to the composers for their own use. These same materials will be archived by the University Library and excerpts may be used by the University for promotional purposes. Authors will receive the media material plus printed programs.



There is no entrance fee associated with this call and there will not be remuneration of any kind (including travel expenses). Authors of the selected works are welcome to attend, but it is not a requirement.

  1. All submissions should use the web form found here.
  2. Please limit your submissions to 2 works.
  3. The deadline to submit is September 6, 2016.

Programming decisions will be completed by September 23.

Please direct questions to Dr. Charles Gran

The New Horizons Music Festival

The New Horizons Music Festival is two days of contemporary music featuring performers from Truman State University and the surrounding region. The Festival includes performances of most of the major genres in modern performance: chamber groups, multimedia, solo performers, large ensembles, and theatrical performance. The concerts and ongoing curated music exhibition provide a substantive slice of contemporary music focusing on forward-looking music.

The seventeenth edition of Truman’s festival of contemporary and experimental music, this year’s Festival features 6 concerts on the beautiful Truman State University campus in Kirksville, Missouri.