S.E.M. Ensemble

Emerging Composers Workshop 2019



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Emerging Composers Workshop 2019

Call For Scores

Scores of new (or not so new) works for small ensemble can now be submitted for inclusion in the S.E.M. Ensemble's annual reading workshop / performance. Selected scores will be rehearsed and critiqued from February 9th to 13th. Composers will have the opportunity to work directly with the musicians who will read their work. Only composers who are able to be present in Brooklyn during the workshop will be considered. The workshop will conclude with a public performance at Willow Place Auditorium (26 Willow Place) in Brooklyn Heights on February 13th. Henry Threadgill's "Poems for Voice" will also be included in the concert.

As much as we would like to work on pieces for larger ensembles, we presently can only consider scores for small ensembles (1-7 players). Works for small ensemble and electronics, as well as solo works are also acceptable. Preference will be given to works that have not been performed and have no scheduled premiere.


Please deliver or mail a package containing:

1. One performance-ready copy of your score (no recording necessary)
2. A one paragraph statement about your work
3. Biography (please include your age and the city you are based in)
4. $30 processing fee (cash, check payable to S.E.M. Ensemble, Inc., or Paypal [] is acceptable)


S.E.M. Ensemble
25 Columbia Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

If package is missing any of these components, you will not be considered. Materials should be postmarked or hand-delivered NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019.