RANDOM ACCESS MUSIC – 2011 Call for Scores


Nov 18 2011 - 5:00pm

RANDOM ACCESS MUSIC – 2011 Call for Scores

Receipt deadline: November 18, 2011

The composers of Random Access Music are pleased to to announce our third annual call for scores. The members of RAM are looking for adventurous new music regardless of style. One winning composition will be performed at RAM’s 2011 spring concert by the Austin Trio, led by Austin Symphony’s concert master, Jessica Mathaes. The winning work will be performed March 10 and 11 in New York City.

Please submit an unpublished and previously unawarded work 6-12 minutes in length, scored for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello. No substitutions in instrumentation will be accepted, and the work must be scored for all three instruments. Works requiring electronics are eligible, provided any technology required (beyond simple playback) be supplied and operated by the composer or the composer’s representative. There is no age or geographic requirement for the submitting composer. Works that have been published will not be accepted. Works that have previously been awarded a prize or placement in any contest will not be accepted. Works must be composed within the last 12 years.

Submission materials:

• one score

• CD recording (encouraged but not required–midi or other realization is acceptable)

• composer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (on a separate sheet)

Materials must be submitted ANONYMOUSLY. Only the title of the piece, a pseudonym, and instrumentation may appear on the score and CD. Due to our insistence on anonymity, we will NOT accept online or digital submissions. Please provide a hard copy of your score. So that your submission remains anonymous in the judging process, please write the title of the work and a pseudonym or other marker on the score itself. Then, attach a sealed envelope containing your full name, address, phone number, and email address with your materials. On the outside of the envelope, write the composer’s pseudonym and title of the work. If you would like your materials returned, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. All submissions must be received on or by November 18, 2011. Results will be announced in mid-December.

Mail materials to:

Random Access Music
38-11 Ditmars Blvd.
Box 102A
Astoria, NY 11105

For more information, please contact: [email protected]. For tips and advice about the process, please visit our call for scores page.