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The Nouveau Classical Project

NCP x SS Call for Scores

NCP is holding their first call for scores in partnership with Symphony Space! The ensemble will perform selected scores at Symphony Space’s “The Music of Now Marathon” on Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 . Up to 3 composers will be selected. Apply here.


1) Eligibility: Composers who are in the emerging stage of their career may apply. Selected composers must be available to attend the Music of Now concert at Symphony Space on Feb 2, 2013.

2) Score requirements: Pieces of a 4-8 minute duration. Instrumentation for any combination of at least 3 of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, soprano (1 on each part). One additional instrument that is not mentioned here is allowed (e.g. drum set, viola, sax, etc.). The score must be submitted as a PDF.

3) Honorarium/Performance: Selected composer(s) will receive a $100 honorarium from Symphony Space, a performance of their piece at the Music of Now concert (part of the Composers Now Festival) by NCP on Feb 2, 2013, and a featured interview with WQXR’s Terrance McKnight at the event.

4) Deadline: November 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm

5) How to apply: Applications and scores must be submitted here. A recording of a past performance of the work is recommended but not required. Selected composer(s) will be announced by December 3, 2012. If you have any other questions, please e-mail