The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its fourth edition of “Call for Scores” (CFS). The theme is “Beauty”.
Composers are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo up to a maximum of 15 instruments:
4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 percussion (xylophone OR vibraphone OR glockenspiel), 1 piano
For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 xylophone, or a string quartet formation. Please note that 4 violins are considered as 4 instruments, 2 violas are considered as 2 instruments and so on.
There is no fixed style. Please use your imagination and creativity to write music so beautiful and pleasant to the ears that the musicians would love to play them over and over again and the audience would love to hear them over and over again.
Selected works will be performed by EBM on Thursday, 30th May 2019 in Singapore. Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must be between 3-8 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 uploaded 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.
Video recordings of the concert will be put up on our Youtube channel. Complimentary hotel lodging of 3 days 2 nights (with complimentary breakfast) + free entry to the concert will be provided for selected composers. There is also an opportunity for selected composers to have their selected works put up onto a few music platforms in China for publicity. In addition, selected composers will each be given a full HD 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 (full score + individual parts, if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2019 – Title of work” along with:
a. An info sheet in pdf format with the composer’s name, title of the submission, duration of the work, year work was written, short bio (maximum 150 words), short write-up of the submitted work (maximum 150 words), and contact information (including website, if any). NO handwritten scores will be accepted. You may use any reliable music notation software as long as the score is clear and legible.
b. Photo in .jpeg format
c. 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. Mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.
e. A declaration that the submitted work has never been (i) published, (ii) performed, nor (iii) awarded any prize in any competition.
All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on Friday, 15th March 2019. 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 Saturday, 30th March 2019, and selected composers will be notified via email. The decision of EBM is final. No changes are allowed after submission. For enquiries, please email email@example.com.
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 “Beauty” concert on Thursday, 30th May 2019.
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: 15th March 2019, 11.59pm Singapore time
Entry fee: USD20 per submission. USD10 for additional submission of up to 3 submissions per composer
Currency: US Dollars