THE OFFICIAL CYO "CALL FOR"

Season 22 of Contemporary Youth Orchestra means reaching for new heights, engaging new ideas, and welcoming new talent. That new talent might be you! This year, there are two opportunities for you to participate in our organization: Our Call for Guest Composers and Our Call for Guest Conductors. We think this is an awesome way to try awesome things and share your art with the world - the $1,000 prize isn't too bad, either. Learn more and sign up below.

 

REQUIREMENTS

>> ABOUT YOU

  • You must be a college-level, non-professional composer who'd like the opportunity to work with Contemporary Youth Orchestra
  • If chosen to participate, your piece will be performed during our December 10th concert!

>> ABOUT YOUR WORK

  • Work must be a world premiere
  • Should be between 3 and 7 minutes
  • Work must be for full orchestra, including harp
  • Woodwinds: 3/3/3/3; Brass: 4/3/3/1, Timpani + 4; Harp, Strings
  • CYO is a large orchestra: All musicians must play, but be aware that doubling parts may occur

>> ABOUT YOUR PARTICIPATION

  • Ability to commit to these times and dates: 
    • Saturdays 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10 : 9am – 1pm: 
    • Tuesday 12/6 6pm-9pm
    • Thursday 12/8 6pm-9pm
    • Concert 12/10 at 7pm

>> ABOUT YOUR SUBMISSION

  • Include a narrative (less that 500 words) explaining who you are as a composer, your goals, your philosophies, and why you want to be considered for this opportunity
  • The score should be engraved by a computer or traditionally (no handwritten scores or handwritten additions)
  • Email a PDF version of your score, as well as an .MP3 file, to liza@cyorchestra.org with the subject line "Call for Guest Composers"
  • The deadline to submit is 11:59pm on September 30, 2016.
  • One submission per composer

SIGN UP

Your Name *
Your Name
Your Phone Number *
Your Phone Number
Composition Professor Name *
Composition Professor Name
Include a narrative (less than 500 words) explaining who you are as a conductor, as well as your goals, philosophies, and why you want to be considered for this opportunity.
Agreement *
In consideration of my participation in said program, I do hereby waive and release all claims arising as a result of personal injuries or property loss during such program, except claims due to willful and malicious gross negligence, against the CYO, its officers, agents, trustees, and members, and further hereby agree that no suit of action of law shall be instituted for the above reason by me or others. I hereby consent to and authorize the use and reproduction by CYO of any and all recordings, photographs and other audiovisual materials taken and containing the performances of my work, or pictures or other reproductions of myself attending CYO events, for promotional material, educational activities or for any other use for the benefit of CYO, including commercial activities. I waive any claim for damages associated with the preceding, including claims based on a right of privacy, false light invasion of privacy, public disclosure of private facts, false endorsement, infringement of a copyright or trademark, and/or based on false designation of origin, false endorsement and/or defamation. I expressly waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product incorporating my image, likeness, and performances. This consent and release will be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, successors, and assigns.

REQUIREMENTS

>> ABOUT YOU

  • You must be a college-level, non-professional conductor who'd like the opportunity to work with Contemporary Youth Orchestra
  • If chosen to participate, you'll conduct the world premiere performance of the Call for Guest Composer winner!

>> ABOUT YOUR WORK

  • Must be confident in your ability to run rehearsal in the event the Music Director is unable to attend

>> ABOUT YOUR PARTICIPATION

  • Ability to commit to these times and dates: 
    • Saturdays 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10 : 9am – 1pm: 
    • Tuesday 12/6 6pm-9pm
    • Thursday 12/8 6pm-9pm
    • Concert 12/10 at 7pm

>> ABOUT YOUR SUBMISSION

  • Include a narrative (less that 500 words) explaining who you are as a conductor, your goals, your philosophies, and why you want to be considered for this opportunity
  • Upload two sample videos of yourself conducting to YouTube or Vimeo and email the links to liza@cyorchestra.org with the subject line "Call for Guest Conductors".  They can be in a rehearsal, a class, a performance, or you in front of a mirror with music - anything that expresses who you are as a conductor.
  • The deadline to submit is 11:59pm on September 30, 2016.
 

SIGN UP

Name *
Name
Your Phone Number
Your Phone Number
Conducting Professor Name *
Conducting Professor Name
Include a narrative (less than 500 words) explaining who you are as a composer, as well as your goals, philosophies, and why you want to be considered for this opportunity.

This project is made possible by a generous grand from the Bascom Little Fund.