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Welcome to the 2021 Call for Scores Application
The application has closed as of March 15th, thank you to all who submitted a score!
Winning composers will receive:
Live Performance in NYC
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What you need to apply:
Resume or CV
Biography (100 words or less)
Score of the piece you are submitting
MIDI Recording of the piece you are submitting (Optional)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is there an application fee?
A: No, subtle cheetah would like to extend this opportunity to all composers and reduce financial barriers in the application process.
Q: Is there an age requirement?
A: No, we will accept pieces from composers of all ages.
Q: Is there a required piece length?
A: There is no minimum piece length but we advise to submit pieces under 25 minutes.
Q: Will you accept a piece written in non-traditional notation?
A: We will accept any compositions written in standard and non-traditional notation.
Q: Does my piece have to be written recently?
A: We will accept any pieces written within the past 5 years.
Q: When does the application close?
A: subtle cheetah will be accepting submissions until 11:59pm March 15th EST.
Q: Can 2019 winners and applicants apply for the 2021 Call for Scores?
A: All previous applicants can apply but in the interest of expanding opportunities to more composers, 2019 winners are ineligible this year but are encouraged to consider applying in 2022.
Q: How will winners be notified?
A: All applicants will be notified of their status by email, after the close of the application period.