General Call for Submissions

General Call for Works: (Submission Deadline – September 15)

The Manchester University (N. Manchester, Indiana) Department of Music is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2nd Manchester New Music Festival (formerly the Manchester New Music Mini-festival).

The festival will take place on the Manchester University campus in North Manchester, Indiana on March 26-28 of 2015. The festival will include concerts, presentations, a young composers competition and young composers reading sessions. This year’s featured performer will be Grammy-winning operatic baritone, Daniel Belcher.

Composers may submit work in the following categories:

  • Instrumental solo and chamber works (for any combination of standard orchestral instruments, with or without piano – maximum of 5 players)
  • Works for choir
  • Works for solo voice
  • Electroacoustic compositions
  • Paper sessions/presentations

Submission Details:

  • Chamber and solo compositions for baritone voice are especially encouraged
  • Composers may submit up to two works for consideration
  • Due to limited resources, works for which the composer can provide performers are encouraged.
  • Some programming decisions will be based on availability of performers.
  • Electroacoustic compositions are also encouraged (although limited to 4-channel playback).
  • Composers of selected works will be expected to attend the festival.
  • Papers/presentation proposals on topics related to contemporary music are also encouraged. There will be one or two sessions during the festival.

Send submissions via email to (files larger than 10 MB should be sent using or an equivalent service). Please include the following…

  •  Score (PDF)
  •  Duration of the work
  •  MP3 or link to audio file (if available)
  •  Program Notes
  •  Composer Bio
  • Please indicate whether or not you can provide performers.

Submission Deadline: September 15

There is no submission or registration fee.

For additional information contact Tim Reed ( or visit

*Note: There is a separate call for submissions by young composers. Information on that call can be found at



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