CALL FOR SCORES
IU composition majors at all degree levels are invited to submit orchestral works to be considered for the annual New Voices for Orchestra concert. The 2022 concert will be 8:30pm Wednesday, November 16 with the JSOM Symphony Orchestra and will be conducted by David Dzubay.
- IU composition majors who will be enrolled full-time during the fall semester or who graduated within a year of the deadline (or within 2 years for dissertations); in the latter case, the composer must arrange to be in Bloomington to attend a minimum of two rehearsals in addition to both dress rehearsals.
- Works must have been composed or substantially revised and finalized while enrolled at IU and while working with a composition faculty teacher.
- Your teacher must approve of your submission by emailing the other composition faculty (ask them to do so).
Duration limit: 15 minutes (but under 10 is preferred)
Instrumentation maximum: 3333(doublings ok) – 4331 – T+4, harp, piano – strings. If your piece varies from this, check with your teacher and Professor Dzubay. No concertos.
July 15 (12:00 noon): Deadline for submission of score (pdf) and live or synthesized recording (mp3, required).
Submission procedure: upload your score and recording to the composition department SUBMISSIONS folder at OneDrive. Use this filename format: NV_<last name>_<title>.pdf and NV_<last name>_<title>.mp3
(Pro tip: use your IU-provided-freely Acrobat Professional to “Save as…reduced size PDF”)
August 1: Announcement of selections
August 15: Deadline for sample parts (PDF) to your OneDrive folder (flute 1, trumpet 1, percussion 1, all string parts). These files need to be approved by Prof. Dzubay, Cynthia Stacy and a representative from the string faculty TBD.
September 15: Deadline for complete set of parts (PDF) and final/corrected score (PDF) to OneDrive.
(Since this is for performance by a major ensemble of the JSOM, PED librarian Cynthia Stacy is generously willing to have PED print your scores and parts; scores should be formatted for 11×17 and parts should be formatted for 10×13; be sure to size your music correctly with these final printing sizes in mind).
2022 New Voices for Orchestra
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 8:30pm
Symphony Orchestra; David Dzubay, conductor
Streamed live at IUMusicLive.
Daixuan AI (b. 1998), The Moon (2022, MM thesis) [7:00]
Tyler Taylor (b. 1992), Permissions (2020, DM dissertation) [10:00]
Reid Merzbacher (b. 1998), Bouncing off the Walls (2020 rev. 2022, MM) [4:00]
Luca Robadey (b. 2002), Haikus (2022, BM) [10:00]
Yi-De Chen (b. 1988), Spirituality (2022, DM dissertation) [13:00]
(Daixuan AI, Yi-De Chen, Reid Merzbacher, Luca Robadey, Tyler Taylor)
2021 New Voices for Orchestra
Sunday, November 14, 2021, 3pm
Concert Orchestra; David Dzubay, conductor
Oliver Kwapis, Dreams of Flight (2021, MM thesis) [9:50]
Anne Liao, Beneath the Stillness (2020, BM) [7:45]
Carlo Frizzo, Nocturne (2021, DM dissertation) [10:20]
Ben Yee-Paulson, You Are The Light (2020, DM) [6:20]
Ben Rieke, The Evening Redness In The West (2021, BM) [10:20]
(Carlo Frizzo, Oliver Kwapis, Anne Liao, Ben Yee-Paulson, Ben Rieke)
WORKS PREVIOUSLY SELECTED
John William Griffith II: Snowmass (2019)
Stephen Karukas: In a Breath, Ending (2018)
Robert Rankin: Full Fathom Five (2019)
Ara Cho: Into the Forest (2019)
Patrick Holcomb: Persephone (2019)
Erik Ransom: Surging Faradism
Will Trachsel: These Lines, Unseen
John William Griffith II: Gezellig;
Yi-De Chen: The Rosy Clouds and The Smile
Liam Ramsey-White: Scylla and Charybdis
Lang Chen: This Ain’t Chopin
Christopher LaRosa: The Tide Jewels
Nicholas Landrum: Alinea
Curtis Smith: E Pluribus;
Liam Ramsey-White: Moon Halo
Paul Mortilla: it’s always tea-time