Deadline: Rolling. Wild Rumpus is happy to consider pieces by young/emerging composers that roughly match our instrumentation (or a subset of it) for performance by the ensemble. Our instrumentation is:

  • flute
  • clarinet
  • trombone
  • piano
  • percussion
  • electric guitar
  • soprano
  • violin
  • cello
  • double bass
  • (optional) 1-2 additional instruments not included in this list

Eligibility

Composers who fall under at least ONE of the following categories are eligible to apply:

  • (a) Composers under 40
  • (b) Composers of any age who are not regularly commissioned by ensembles of national or international prominence

Application Materials

For each piece, submit:

  • Score (PDF)
  • Recording (MP3/video link) — some exceptions possible; please see our FAQ.
  • A bio (suitable for printing in a concert program)
  • A resume or CV

There is no fee to apply. Please submit ONE piece per application. (You may submit as many applications as you want.)

Notes

  • Please look over our FAQ before applying, and feel free to contact jen@wildrumpusmusic.org if you still have questions. If you’re relatively new to applying to calls for scores, you may also find this blog post with tips for applicants helpful.
  • For audio recordings, we accept MIDI realizations, but strongly prefer live performances.
  • We accept videos for pieces for which no audio recording is available, or for pieces that contain theatrical, multimedia, or site-specific (etc.) elements that are best documented with video. We accept links to Youtube, Vimeo, or similar sites.
  • We will select at least one winner. We reserve the right to select multiple winners, and/or additional finalists.
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