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A Call for Scores To be performed and recorded Deadlines for Entry: By Mail: June 1, 2014
Electronic: June 10, 2014
Submit your score electronically!
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An open search for compositions to be featured during the 2014–2015 season is currently being conducted. Of the compositions recommended for performance, one will possibly be selected for recording on a CD album issued on the North/South Recordings label.

Composers are invited to submit works for consideration in accordance with the following procedures:

A)All composers are eligible. There are no restrictions regarding age, citizenship or institutional affiliation.
B)Compositions submitted may be scored for any solo instrument or for mixed chamber ensembles up to a maximum of 18 (eighteen) performers. Compositions employing voice, percussion and/or electronic means are acceptable.
C)A non-refundable registration/processing fee of $28 (US Dollars) per composition must accompany all submissions. Payment can be made via Paypal or check/money order issued by a US Bank. If using PayPal please indicate that payment is for the account of North/South Consonance, Inc. PayPal payments should be sent to If paying by check or money order, please make check or money order payable to NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.All checks must be payable through a US bank. Please Note: Submissions not accompanied by the required registration/processing fee will not be considered.
D)Entries submitted electronically will be accepted until June 10, 2014.
Submit your entry electronically here!
E)Entries sent via regular mail must be postmarked by June 1, 2014. Please make note of the following instructions:
  • Submit only one bound copy of the complete score.
  • If available, an audio recording of the work should accompany the submitted score.
  • Do not send parts at this time.
  • Do not send original copies of scores or unique manuscripts. The Board of Directors of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, Inc. cannot accept any responsibility for scores or any other materials lost, misdirected or damaged while in transit.
  • Materials submitted for consideration via regular mail will not be returned.
  • A current address, e-mail and telephone number for the author should also be included.
  • Please indicate if the work is registered with ASCAP, BMI or another performing rights agency.
  • Do not send materials via registered, certified and/or express mail.
All submissions and/or communications should be addressed to: NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
P.O. Box 698—Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025-0698
F)Programming decisions will be announced on the North/South Consonance website by the end of October 2014.
G)A panel of distinguished musicians and composers will select the compositions to be performed during the 2014-2015 season. The members of this panel will also select the composition to be recorded and determine the exact number of compositions to be performed during 2014-2015. Please note:
  • The composition to be selected for recording should not currently be available on disc. NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC. reserves the right not to recommend a composition for recording purposes.
  • The Board of Directors of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, Inc will appoint the members of the selection committee. The decision of the selection committee will be considered final and will not be subject to appeal.
  • All individuals responding to this Call for Scores agree to abide by the stated competition guidelines.
H)Preference will be given to compositions that have not been performed in New York under professional auspices. Works that have received performances in universities and conservatories are eligible for consideration.
I)Composers whose works are selected will be responsible for providing adequate performance materials ten weeks prior to the concert. Composers will assume full responsibility for costs incurred in the rental, copying, reproduction and/or mailing of performance materials.
J)The NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE ENSEMBLE and appropriate guest artists will perform the compositions selected for the 2014-2015 season.NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, Inc. will assume full responsibility for hiring musicians, performers' fees, publicity and other concert-related expenses.NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, inc. will also assume responsibility for finding funding to cover expenses incurred in recording the composition selected by the members of the selection committee.

Call For Scores 2013 Roster:
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2013-14 season include Darwin Aquino, Brian Banks, Elizabeth Bell, Silvia Berg, Daniel Blake, Hayg Boyadjian, Carlos Chávez, Juan Pablo Contreras, Ramiro Cortés, Ada Gentile, Brian Wilbur Grundstrom, Katherine Hoover, May Howlett, Victor Kioulaphides, Tonia Ko, Agustín Lara, José Lezcano, Ricardo Llorca, Tudor Dominik Maican, Carleton Macy, Federico Mompou, Xavier Motsalvage, Alla Pavlova, Matthew Peterson, María Teresa Prieto, Bernard Rands, Joaquín Rodrigo, Manuel M. Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas, Joseph Rubinstein, Harold Schiffman, Alice Shields, William Toutant, Antonio Valencia, Anna Veismane, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Roger Wesby, John Winsor, Wong Chin Wai & Margarita Zelenaia Join them!

Call For Scores 2012 Roster:
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2012-13 season include Elizabeth Bell, Arthur Berger, Harry Bulow, Héctor Campos-Parsi, Carlos José Castro, Carlos Chávez, Frank Corcoran, Ernesto Cordero, Zosha Di Castri, Narciso Figueroa, Alberto Ginastera, María Grever, Katherine Hoover, Daniel Kessner, Agustín Lara, Mei-Fang Lin, Binnette Lipper, Charles Norman Mason, Ernesto Nazareth, Nailah Nombeko, William Ortiz, William Pfaff, Kala Pierson, Manuel M. Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas, Johnathan Russell, José Serebrier, Roberto Sierra, Harold Schiffman, Joyce Solomon-Moorman, Hilary Tann, Salvador Torre, Anna Veismane, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Rain Worthington, Margarita Zelenaia & Marilyn J. Ziffrin. Join them!

Call For Scores 2011 Roster:
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2011-12 season include Ofer Ben Amots, Elizabeth Bell, Jennifer Castellano, Edmund Cionek, Juan Pablo Contreras, I'lana Cotton, Aurelio de la Vega, Enrique de Marchena, David Farrell, Ada Gentile, Yalil Guerra, N. Lincoln Hanks, Juan Pablo Jofre, Christopher James, Victor Kioulaphides, Robert Martin, Luis Prado, Robert Rival, Leon Schidlowsky, Harold Schiffman, Manuel Sosa, Chen Yao, Stephen Yip & Barbara Wesby. Join them!

Call For Scores 2010 Roster:
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2010-11 season include Talia Amar, Rafael Aponte-Ledeé, Elizabeth Bell, Allen Brings, Chou, Wen-chung, Dinos Constantinides, Frank Corcoran, Aurelio de la Vega, Federico Ermirio, Jean Francaix, Elizabeth Gaskill, Edward Green, Moon Young Ha, Sean Hickey, Federico Ibarra-Groth, Paul Konye, José Lezcano, Mei-Fang Lin, Liviu Marinescu, Roert Martin, David Maves, Dosia McKay, William Ortiz, Howard Quilling, Raoul Pleskow, Carlos Rausch, Alexander Semmler, Henri Tomasi & Rain Worthington. Join them!

Call For Scores 2009 Roster:
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2009-10 season include Elizabeth Bell, John G. Bilotta, Paolo Boggio, Victoria Bond, Alla Borzova, Jennifer Castellano, Enrico Chapela, Allan Crossman, Elisenda Fábregas, John Frantzen, Edward Green, Katherine Hoover, Vera Ivanova, Veronica Krausas, Francis Kayali, Massimo Lauricella, Robert Martin, Jacqueline Nova, Alla Pavlova, Harold Schiffman, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Steven Strunk, Hilary Tann, Joyce Wai-chung Tang, Alicia Terzián, Nils Vigeland, Thomas Whitman, Awilda Villarini, Stephen Yip, Peiying Yuan, Judith Lang Zaimont, Margarita Zelenaia, & Marilyn J. Ziffrin. Join them!

Call For Scores 2008 Roster:
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2008-09 season include Ofer Ben Amots, Brain Banks, Dwight Banks, Münir Beken, Elizabeth Bell, Richard Brooks, Canary Burton, Patrick Castillo, Jordí Cervello, Dinos Constantinides, Carson Cooman, Dean Drummond, Stephen Feigenbaum, Bernardo Feldman, Daniel Haldar, Lee Hoiby, Nikolas Jeleniauskas, Dennis Kam, Yoshihiro Kanno, Daniel Kessner, Leo Kraft, Tudor Dominik Maican, Sarah Meneely-Kyder, Beata Moon, Patricia Morehead, David Patterson, Ned Rorem, Manuel Sosa, Andrea Reinkemeyer, Gabriele Vanoni, Joyce Walter, Rain Worthington, and Stephen Yip. Join them!

Call For Scores 2007 Roster:
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2007–08 season include Rafael Aponte-Ledée, Elizabeth Bell, Victoria Bond, Hayg Boyadjian, Eleanor Cory, Christopher Dietz, Kenneth D. Froelich, Christopher James, Lei Liang, Rami Levin, José Lezcano, Max Lifchitz, Binnette Lipper, Tudor Dominik Maican, Richard Owen, Howard Quilling, Dominique Schafer, Harold Schiffman, Hilary Tann, Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Jorge Vidales, Awilda Villarini, Rain Worthington, Gregg Wramage, and Marilyn Ziffrin. Join them!

Call For Scores 2006 Roster:
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2006–07 season include Jorge Antunes, Asher Ben-Yohanan, Roque Cordero, David Diamond, Michael Djupstrom, Cynthia Folio, Orlando García, Edward Green, Walter Hartley, Eun-Young Lee, Rami Levin, Max Lifchitz, William Mayer, Karola Obermüller, Betty Olivero, Douglas Ovens, Richard Owen, David Patterson, Christos Pittas, Jeremy Podgursky, Sarah Quarteland Manuel Sosa. Join them!

Call For Scores 2005 Roster:
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2005–06 season include Elizabeth Bell, Offer Ben-Amots, Harry Bulow, Lee Calhoun, Alessandra Ciccaglione, Aurelio De la Vega, Gerald Elias, Jennifer Fowler, Ada Gentile, Gunhild Glass, Dante Grela, Vera Ivanova, Fedor Kabalin, Sunbim Kim, Astrid Kruisselbrink, Massimo Lauricella, Max Lifchitz, Andrew List, David McMullen, John Melby, Marcela Beatriz Pavia, Raoul Pleskow, Nora Ponte, Carlos Rausch, Peter Seabourne, Randall Snyder, Hubert Stuppner, Alicia Terzián, Raymond Torres-Santos, Joseph Trapanese and Marilyn J. Ziffrin. Join them!

Call For Scores 2004 Roster:
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2004–2005 season included Ernst Bacon, Nurit Barlev, Larry Thomas Bell, Herb Bielawa, German Cáceres, I'lana Cotton, Allan Crossman, Manuel de Elías, Emma Lou Diemer, Akin Euba, Sergio Fidemraizer, Marisol Gentile, Christopher James, Stefania de Kennesey, Gee-Bum Kim, José Lezcano, Mei-Fang Lin, William Mayer, Kermit Moore, William Ortiz, Jonathan Pieslak, Harold Schiffman, B. Allen Schulz, Ricardo Tacuchian, Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, James Yannatos and Stefan Weisman. Join them!

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