The New Music Festival at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University is a week-long festival that features modern and contemporary repertoire performed by our exceptional faculty and students. Events include faculty and student concerts, a spotlight on young composers, a contemporary forum, radio broadcasts and master classes. More than 30 world premieres have been given over the past four years which includes four commissioned works by the University. In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we are calling for scores to be premiered by the Lynn Philharmonia with Pulitzer Prize winning composer and conductor Gunther Schuller on Jan. 29 and 30, 2011.
Postmark Deadline: Sept. 15, 2010
- Composers of any nationality are invited to submit works.
- There is no age restriction for applicants.
- The submitted work should not previously have received a professional performance of any kind.
- Total duration must be between five and 15 minutes, with performing time listed on the first page. Movements will be accepted.
- Instrumentation must not exceed: 3/3/3/3 6/4/4/2 T+3 Pf strings.
- Only one work per composer will be considered.
- Concertos, choral and other vocal works, as well as works for winds or brass only are not eligible.
- Orchestra parts for the chosen work are to be made available by the composer and must be available at the time of the submission deadline.
Submissions - Please mail:
- One bound legible orchestra score. It must be a copy; please do not send any original manuscripts. The composer's name should not appear on the score. Composers must indicate in the score whether the work is written in concert pitch or transposed. All works will be judged anonymously. A pseudonym should appear on the score. Attach to the score a separate letter in a sealed envelope containing the pseudonym, title of the submitted work, the real name, address, e-mail and telephone number of the composer, the work's performance history (listing dates and performing ensemble) and a short bio/resumé. Label the envelope with the pseudonym and title of the submitted work.
- Scores will not be returned unless a self-addressed stamped envelope of the proper size is enclosed. The Conservatory at Lynn University will make every effort to return all materials, but disclaims responsibility for loss or accidental destruction of materials in its possession.
- Clear, proofread parts must be immediately available on request.
Please send materials to:
The Lynn University Conservatory of Music
Attn: Lisa Leonard, Director, The New Music Festival
3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Questions may be addressed to Lisa Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.