SMCO Composer Project 2017

SMCO Composer Project 2017 in association with CANZ and SOUNZ

The SMCO Composer Project is a collaboration between St Matthews Chamber Orchestra, the Composers Association of New Zealand and SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music. The aim is to encourage New Zealand composers at all career stages to write high quality works for nonprofessional orchestras. The selected works will be workshopped by the SMCO in March 2017 and performed in a concert at St. Matthew-in-the-City in Auckland on 30 July 2017.

Composer mentors from CANZ will attend the workshop in March and can give guidance to early career composers. Attending composers will have an opportunity to modify their score if needed. Final rehearsals will take place over three days on 27-29 July.

Call for Scores

SOUNZ is calling for scores from New Zealand based composers for orchestra made up of the following forces: 2222 2221 timp 1 perc. strings

Only small, common percussion gear available no large keyboard instruments. Please contact info@sounz.org.nz if you would like clarification of these limitations.

Composers are encouraged to attend the workshop in March and they must attend one rehearsal in July, relevant to their own composition. There is no funding for travel expenses, but accommodation with SMCO orchestral billet is available.

Notes and Comments

Preference will be given to recently composed works that are within the scope of nonprofessional orchestral players

The work may have been performed before

The work should be between 3 – 10 minutes in duration

The selection panel, facilitated by SOUNZ, will include representatives from SMCO and CANZ.  The panel’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into

Application Requirements

• Complete score in PDF format

• Recording, if available, in digital format*

• Completed application form

• Programme note and short biography of up to 200 words each in word document

* recordings and large-file scores should be delivered using an online file sharing service such as Dropbox.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5PM WED 1 FEBRUARY 2017

SMCO Composer Project 2017 in association with CANZ and SOUNZ

Application Form :

Your completed application must reach info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Wednesday 1 February

2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

Selected Works

All composers who submit scores will be advised of the panel’s selections by mid-February 2017.

Composers of the chosen works must supply PDFs of the full score and all the parts to SOUNZ within three weeks of selection.

Following any revisions after the March workshops, PDFs of the revised final score and parts must be provided to SMCO by 29 May 2017.

If you have any questions about the submission process, contact info@sounz.org.nz

For information about St Matthews Chamber Orchestra visit www.smco.org.nz