After a two-year hiatus, the Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its sixth edition of “Call for Scores” (CFS). The theme is “Healing”.
Composers are encouraged to submit works for either solo piano or piano duet.
There is no fixed style. Please use your imagination and creativity to write music which musicians would love to play over and over again and which the audience would love to hear over and over again.
Selected works will be pre-recorded and released online by EBM in December 2022, exact date to be announced later. Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must be between 3-6 minutes. ONLY melodious and tonal works will be accepted. Atonal and electronics works will NOT be considered. Every work MUST be original, and never performed nor published in any format before. NO transcription nor arrangement of any sort is allowed. Works which have won awards, or which have already been published onto any form of social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, iTunes or SoundCloud will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned. Please dedicate new works written specially for this CFS to “Ensemble de la Belle Musique”. For older works written prior to this CFS, no dedication is required but works must be written within the last two years.
All selected composers will each be given a video recording of their works.
There is an entry fee of USD20* for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for USD10* each. Each composer can submit up to 3 works but each work must be submitted as a separate entry. Each entry must be emailed in pdf format to email@example.com with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2022 – Title of work” along with:
a. A completed submission form in pdf format. NO handwritten scores will be accepted. You may use any reliable music notation software as long as the score is clear and legible.
b. A high resolution colour photo in .jpeg format
c. A receipt or screenshot of completed PayPal payment. For submissions of up to 3 works, just one receipt or one screenshot of completed Paypal payment will do.
d. An mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.
All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on Thursday, 15th September 2022. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. Results will be announced on EBM’s website and social media platforms latest by Friday, 30th September 2022, and selected composers will be notified via email. The decision of EBM is final. NO changes to the scores will be allowed after deadline, so please kindly ensure that there are no errors in both full score and individual parts. For enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submitted works must be free of any rights. Non-selected composers will have full ownership of their works and will be allowed to perform their compositions once the results have been released. In contrast, selected composers are NOT allowed to interpret their selected works in any way before nor on the day of EBM’s “Healing” recording’s online release in December 2022.
Selected composers retain full ownership of the copyright for their selected works but they have to grant EBM irrevocable rights limited to using the works for promotional purposes and for performing the works in concerts at any time without further compensation to them.
Deadline: Thursday, 15th September 2022, 11.59pm Singapore time
Entry fee*: USD20 per submission. USD10 for additional submission of up to 3 submissions per composer
Currency: US Dollars
*All entry fees go towards the rental of the recording venue, and audio and video recordings.