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CoMA Calls for Music 2014

Mini Concerto for piano and flexible ensemble - Artistic Director and soloist: Rolf Hind

CoMA has secured a fantastic opportunity for composers to write a work for solo piano and ensemble and to have their pieces workshopped and performed by the internationally acclaimed pianist Rolf Hind. Short-listed works and works submitted by composers attending this year's Summer School will be workshopped and recorded by the Open Score Ensemble at the CoMA Summer School 2014, and at least one selected work will receive a further public performance, with Rolf Hind as soloist. All composers will receive feedback on their pieces from the selection panel, and all works submitted will be considered for inclusion in the CoMA Repertoire Library. CoMA intends to promote successful pieces with a view to further performances by other pianists and other ensembles. To take part, and to receive the full specification, guidelines and application form, register your interest by contacting CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) at, or write to: CoMA Concerto, Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.  

CoMA Partsong Book project - Artistic Director James Weeks

We are looking for new pieces for 3-5 voices for a CoMA Partsongs collection, preferably using Open Scoring (i.e. not strictly SATB) and lasting no more than 3 minutes each. We are particularly interested in fresh approaches to the vocal ensemble medium (notwithstanding the old-fashioned expression 'partsong') and welcome non-conventional notation and vocal technique, a capella or with auxiliary instruments, etc. Obtaining permission to use pre-existing text is the composer's responsibility.
Selected submissions will form the core of the CoMA Partsong Collection. Works submitted by composers attending this year's CoMA Summer School 2014 and other selected works (subject to time) will be workshopped and recorded under the direction of James Weeks.  To take part, contact or simply complete the appropriate section on the Summer School application form and download the entry form to accompany your submission. Deadline for submission 1st July 2014

Works for Summer School 2014

These two Calls for Pieces apply only to those attending this year's CoMA Summer School 2014. All works submitted will be workshopped, recorded and given feedback by professional performers and conductors. Suitable pieces will be added to the CoMA music library and promoted through CoMA network ensembles. To take part, simply complete the appropriate section on the Summer School application form. Deadline for submission 1st July 2014

Cello ensemble - Directed by Robin Michael

Works for three, four or more cellos with varying grades for each of players, approximately from grade 2/3 to grade 6/7. Composers could optionally include a more difficult cello part as long as the musical interest is maintained in all the other parts.

Virtuoso violin - Performed by Darragh Morgan

Works for solo violin of approximately 3-4 minutes exploring the dazzling array of classical and extended techniques available to this instrument. An electronic component is optional. Scores are open to all manner of notation, including graphic. Works will be performed and commented on by Darragh Morgan who will also demonstrate techniques and ideas employed in works by Sciarrano, Xenakis and Lachenmann.

Contact with any queries about the Summer School specific compositions.

See the main Open Score page for more information about the CoMA approach.

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