Call for Scores/Competitions

39th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival CALL FOR SCORES

The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts announces a call for works to be considered for performance on the 39th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, to be held October 17-20, 2018. The festival will feature the music of guest composer Aaron Jay Kernis and others, performed by BGSU faculty, students and a featured guest ensemble.

This year, we are seeking works for the following instrumentation:

Works for solo bassoon (unaccompanied or with piano), bassoon duo, or bassoon quartet

Works for horn ensemble (6 or more players)

Works for piano solo, piano four hands, or two pianos


Robert McClure, 'Desert Miniatures: Insects' for bassoon trio
Emily Joy Sullivan, 'Bassoon Quartet'
Matthew Ricketts, 'Melodia' for piano
Catherine Likhuta, 'Bad Neighbours' for horn choir


1.)  Composers of any age, nationality or institutional affiliation, except those currently enrolled at or employed by Bowling Green State University, are eligible to submit scores.

1.)  All submissions should be made electronically, and should include the following:
    a.)  Full score in PDF format
    b.)  If available, a recording (MP3 or WAV format) or link to a recording (via your own personal web site, SoundCloud,
        YouTube, etc) that can be streamed or downloaded online.
    c.)  Contact information including name, address, email, and a short bio or resume.

Submissions via email ( are preferred. Submissions via DropBox, WeTransfer, or other file-sharing service will also be accepted.

Only one submission per composer will be considered for inclusion on the festival.

Exceptions to the electronic submission rule will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please forward any questions or concerns to MACCM Director Kurt Doles (

2.)  Entries must be received by Monday, March 5, 2018 to be considered for performance.

3.)  Composers selected to participate must provide scores, parts and other performance materials at their own expense. 

Attendance at the festival is required; a small honorarium of $200 is offered to help offset travel costs.

4.)  Composers whose pieces have been selected for performance will be notified via email on May 1, 2018.