New Voices @ CUA is a festival of new music written for the voice. Now in its fourth edition, the festival showcases art song, chamber music, cabaret, and sacred music over two days at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Information below is for the 4th edition of the festival, to take place January 23 - 25, 2014. Please feel free to browse through the previous editions of the festival via the links above.CUANewVoices@gmail.com
Call for Scores:
The SCI Chapter of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America will host a two-day festival of new vocal music on January 24 and 25, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The fourth edition of New Voices @ CUA will feature four concerts performed over two days, including a showcase of Catholic University student composers. New Voices @ CUA is proud to be embarking on a new collaboration with DC's Ensemble Next Parallel, who will serve as the resident ensemble for the festival.
About Ensemble Next Parallel:
Ensemble Next Parallel is a newly formed group in Washington, D.C. under the direction of conductor Yevgeny Dokshansky. Made up of CUA graduate students, the ensemble is dedicated to finding the parallels in music of both modern and traditional repertoire. More info at https://www.facebook.com/ensemblenextparallel?fref=ts
Composers are encouraged to submit works that have been written within the last 10 years that are in the following broad categories: sacred music, chamber music, and cabaret/art song.
Pieces submitted in the sacred music category may include up to four voices, and may also include organ and piano. Chamber music submissions may use up to four voices, and any or all of the following instruments: (1) flute (doubles as piccolo), (1) clarinet (in B-flat or A, also doubles as bass clarinet), (1) violin, (1) cello, (1) piano, and (1) percussionist (standard orchestral instruments only: Marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, Orchestra bells, Chimes, Timpani (4), Snare drum, Bass drum, Suspended cymbal, Crash cymbals, Triangle, Tambourine, Wind chimes, Tam tam (large & small). Cabaret/art songs may be written for one or two voices with piano accompaniment. Composers may submit up to five works; the first submission is free, and each subsequent submission is $5 per piece. Multi-movement works such as song cycles, etc., qualify as a single work. The presence of selected composers is vital to the purpose of this festival, and previous festival participants are welcome to submit pieces. A $15 registration fee, payable upon arrival at the festival, is applied to printing/promotion costs associated with the festival. The Festival committee is not responsible for losses incurred from inclement weather.
Submissions should be included as attachments in an e-mail with the subject line:
[Your name] New Voices submission