Open to cis- and transgender women and gender non-conforming students in grades 9-12
Must be available for premiere June 7, 2020 during Re:Sound.
Must reside in Northeast Ohio
Two composers will be selected
Each selected composer will receive a $150 commission fee
Selected composers cover their own travel expenses for rehearsals and performance
Application due November 1, 2019
Composers selected and notified by December 1, 2019
Conversation with Torrell Moss and CUSP team begin in mid-December
Score and parts of new work due February 1, 2020
In-person workshop/rehearsal with Torrell in Cleveland will take place in March or April 2020 (exact date TBD)
Revisions of new work due May 1, 2020
Final dress rehearsal on Saturday, June 6 or Sunday, June 7, 2020
Performance on the afternoon of Sunday, June 7, 2020
There is no application fee.
Required materials should be sent via email to uncommonsoundCLE@gmail.com:
Your name, address, phone number, high school, year in school, how long you’ve been composing, and any other comments.
A score and/or recording of a solo or chamber piece you have written in the past (alternatively, you can compose a short piece for this application); recording can be midi if live recording has not been made. Please upload the recording to YouTube, SoundCloud, or another platform and provide us with a link -OR- send the file via email, WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc. Hard copy CDs are also accepted.
A short essay or description about your experience as a composer and what you hope to gain from this opportunity (can be one page or less).
A list of 2 professional references, including email, phone, and relationship (former or current music teachers, ensemble directors, etc.).
Please send materials to uncommonsoundCLE@gmail.com by November 1, 2019. We also accept hard copy applications via mail. Email us for our address.
5-8 minute percussion solo for any of the following instruments:
Keyboard instruments: 5 octave marimba, 3.5 octave xylophone, and a standard-sized glockenspiel
Drums: 3 snare drums of various sizes (14”x3”, 13”x4”, and 13”x3”). Other drums may be available upon request.
Auxiliary: Tambourine, triangle, castanets, crash cymbals, and claves
It’s strongly encouraged that scores and parts be engraved, but this is not required.