Call for scores 2018

~Nois saxophone quartet competition

The Chicago Composers’ Consortium announces a call for scores for its upcoming collaboration with ~Nois []. The winning composition will be programmed by ~Nois in the Consortium concert on June 2, 2019 as part of the Frequency Series at Constellation Chicago. There will also be a small stipend offered for travel to the winning composer. A concert recording will be made for the winner’s personal use.

Timing: works may not exceed 6-8 minutes.
Submissions MUST be for the entire ensemble.
Submissions may have had prior performance or recording. A single movement of a larger work may be submitted for consideration of that movement as the piece.
Entry fee is $15 to be paid via the link on the CCC website. The fee must be paid before the application will be considered.

Submission details

  • PDF file of the score (labeled LASTNAME_COMPOSITIONTITLE.pdf)
  • A separate pdf with composition name, a link to an online file or stream of audio of the piece, composer’s contact details, bio and short program note (file name: LASTNAME_FIRST_INFO.pdf)
  • if no link to audio is available, an mp3 of piece (labeled LASTNAME_COMPOSITIONTITLE.pdf)

Please zip all files and send as one zip file to Include any external links (soundcloud, etc.) in the body of your email. Click here for help with zipping files.

Application fee: $15, payable here (link becomes active August 18)
Review of scores will commence after receipt of payment. Digital submission only, please.

Deadline: October 15, 2018.

Final decision to be made by December 15, 2018.

Questions may be addressed to

Terms subject to change through August 18.