Call For Scores for WACDA Reading Session
Now accepting score submissions from both established and emerging composers for the WACDA reading session as well as the official WACDA YouTube playlist.
Due November 30th at 11:59pm PT
Submit up to two scores for consideration
The ACDA committee will select scores for the reading session based on the following criteria:
- overall musical quality,
- general appeal to the WACDA attendee audience, and
- overall fit, taking into consideration both a diversity of musical attributes and a diversity of composer representation.
The reading session is one hour long, and therefore ACDA will be very selective with the pieces chosen. The committee anticipates a large number of submissions, and because we will be unable to include all talented composers who submit, we are also curating an official YouTube playlist to be made available to the conference attendees.
The reading session and YouTube playlist are intended to highlight a variety of choral repertoire. Any work for voices is eligible.
The selection committee will consider all submissions, and is especially interested in including pieces that are uptempo, at easier difficulty levels, and written within the last 1-2 years. Special consideration will be given to composers who can be present in person. The goal of the reading session is to create a mutually beneficial environment for composers and conductors that will lead to more sheet music sales, publishing connections, masterclass and clinic opportunities, and/or future commissions.
Scores may be sections from larger works, but a maximum of five minutes will be considered for the reading session. If you would like to submit a five-minute (or less) portion of a larger work, please clearly mark and indicate this section on your submitted score.
Submissions can be published or unpublished, premiered or unpremiered, and written at any point. Recordings of the submitted scores are strongly encouraged. MIDI recordings are acceptable for the score submission, but are ineligible for the YouTube playlist.
Submissions for the YouTube playlist must be recordings of voices; again, unfortunately MIDI recordings are ineligible. Submissions for the YouTube playlist can be different than submissions for the reading session, if desired.
The deadline for submissions is November 30th at 11:59pm PT.
Submit up to two videos for consideration
Official WACDA Composer YouTube Playlist
Submissions for this curated playlist may be performance videos, scrolling score videos, or even audio-only videos.
Videos must be made public (not private or unlisted), and must be recordings of voices (not MIDI audio). Video links hosted on sites other than YouTube are ineligible.
Videos may be portions of a larger work. While the selection committee prefers pieces of approximately five minutes or less, we will consider longer videos if necessary.
If you would like to submit YouTube videos for the playlist that are different from your submitted scores for the reading session, that is allowed.