call for scores (2019-2020 season)

WHAT IS NOISE ( announces a call for scores

Open to: All composers, no restrictions

Entry fee: $10 for each submitted work donated at

Deadline: June 17, 2019

Contact: E-mail with any questions or concerns

Submission Guidelines:

Composers may submit one or more works for any combination of the following instruments: flute (including piccolo and alto flute), clarinet (including bass clarinet), violin, cello, piano, and percussion (1 player).

Submitted works should not exceed 15 minutes in duration.

Works must be written for 2-6 players. Solo pieces will not be considered.

Entry Procedures:

-E-mail with subject line: CALL FOR SCORES SUBMISSION

1) A .pdf of the score

2) A link to streaming audio (MIDI realization acceptable)

-For each submitted work, make a $10 donation to What Is Noise at:

Prize: What Is Noise selects works to feature during their 2019-2020 concert season in celebration of their album release. Selected composers will receive live recordings from performances and promotion through social media pages and concerts. Winners will be announced no later than July 1, 2019. What Is Noise will consider submitted works not selected for the 2019-2020 season for future seasons.

Thank you for to everyone who submitted to our Call for Scores!

It was such a pleasure to explore your music and we were overwhelmed by the incredible response.

The winners of this year's What Is Noise Call for Scores are:

Daniel Whitworth - Ripples in Infinity
Rob Smith - Sprint

Honorable Mention:

Michelle Li - Shadow Play
Tyler Kline - On the Substance of Multiplicity

We wish we could program all of your music and it was very difficult to make the final decision. We will be performing the winning works on our upcoming tours for the 2019-2020 and 2021-2022 seasons.

Thank you all for taking the time to apply and sharing your music with us.

What Is Noise