Announcing the 4th Calliope’s Call
Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Call for Scores
To open our 2019-2020 season, Calliope’s Call is collaborating with Seattle Art Song Society in their nationwide project “Beyond the Guarded Gate.” This project centers around a new work by Juliana Hall, ‘Through the Guarded Gate’, which features texts on women’s rights by American poet Margaret Widdemer. To show solidarity and support of the brave women that manifest and march to have their voices heard in the US, Seattle Art Song Society is creating a "march" of this song cycle across the country. Calliope’s Call is joining this march in our own program: Sounds of Unity.
Composers whose work is selected will receive:
- At least 2 performances of the winning work(s) during the Calliope’s Call concerts in Boston, MA in Fall 2019
- An audio and video recording of one of the performances
- Advertising on our social media outlets, Calliope’s Call website, and in our newsletter
- The program for the fall concerts will present art songs that fit the theme Sounds of Unity.
This theme is meant to call attention to current social justice issues. Texts should raise awareness of the issues of gender and racial inequality, the daily struggles of LGBTQ persons, immigrants, and those afflicted with mental health difficulties, and the growing disparity between those with means and those without.
- Submitted works must be for any combination of the following: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, piano, and french horn.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit works for more than one voice if possible.
-Works that feature other instruments besides piano or french horn cannot be considered at this time.
- Works may be a cappella or with piano and/or horn.
- Works must be no longer than 20’ in duration. Longer works may be submitted as long as there is a possibility to excerpt portions or movements of the piece.
- Please only submit original art songs; excerpts of operatic works will not be considered.
- Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.
- Compositions may not require electronics of any kind. Our venues are not able to support electronic set-ups;
- Limit 1 work per $15 application fee. Applicants may submit up to 3 applications with the following fee structure:
2 works for $25 application fee
3 works for $30 application fee
Each composer must submit:
- A legible score and parts of professional quality;
- An application form to include the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address
- A 250-word (maximum) biography
- A high-resolution head-shot photograph
- a 200-word (maximum) summary of the work to be used as a program note
- A digital recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable;
- A $20 application fee via PayPal.
All materials will be submitted online.
Instructions for Submitting Materials:
– All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to the Calliope’s Call website at: http://calliopescall.org/score_call.php
- All uploaded documents, scores, and recordings must be labeled in the following manner:
Last name_First name_Title (i.e. Doe_Jane_Biography)
- Multi-movement works may be submitted as different tracks, with the following titles:
Last name_First name_Title_Movement (i.e. Doe_Jane_ArtSong_1)
- Please only submit files and Paypal payments once: if you experience a problem with your submission, please contact Evan Leontis with your questions.
- All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to Calliope’s Call (below)
All materials must be received by June 1, 2019 and applicants will be notified by e-mail no later than July 1, 2019.
For further information or questions, please email Evan Leontis
Please fill out our application form and upload your documents for consideration!
Submit your PayPal fee after uploading all materials for the application (this will open a separate window)