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2017 John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium Score and Paper Submission

Deadline is July 1st, 2016. NO FEE.
Score Submission Guidelines

Score Submission Guidelines
The University of New Mexico and The University of New Mexico John Donald Robb Musical Trust are pleased to invite composers of all ages to submit scores for the 2017 John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium (March 26th to March 29th, 2017).

[1] Composers may submit as many as 4 scores that fit into any of the following categories:

A. Pieces for 1-3 players drawn from the following:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Soprano Voice, Tenor Voice, Baritone Voice, Piano.

B. Pieces for one of the following ensembles: [1] Saxophone Quartet, [2] Brass Quintet, [3] Woodwind Quintet, [4] String Trio (Vn, Va, Vc), [5] String Quartet, or [6] Percussion Ensemble (3-5 players).

C. Works with or without electronics for solo soprano, solo harp, or soprano and harp.

D. Fixed media works for 2 or 4 channels or live-electronic works which the composer performs. A recording is required for submission. If submitting a live performance work which has no written score, please upload a description of the piece and set-up as a PDF in place of a score. For live performance works, composers should plan to bring their own equipment.

[2] Pieces submitted should be no longer than 13 minutes. Composers are encouraged to include pieces under 10 minutes in length.

[3] Composers are strongly encouraged to submit recordings for the performers reviewing submissions. Recordings must be streamable links via Soundcloud, Youtube, or Vimeo

[4] Scores must be submitted as PDFs (and not via online published formats such as Issuu).

[5] Each score (composers may submit up to four) should be a single multi-page PDF document. All score PDFs should be titled as follows: Last_name First_initial [hyphen] Piece_Title [dot] pdf (for example : GubaidulinaS-StringQuartetNo3.pdf).

[6] Composers selected are expected to attend the Symposium at the University of New Mexico (in Albuquerque, NM) from March 26th to March 29th. Composers not attending the 2017 Composers’ Symposium will not be included on the program. Selected composers must provide all required performance materials (the Composers’ Symposium will not pay rental costs).

[7] Through the generosity of the Robb Musical Trust, there is no fee for submission, no registration fee required for composers who attend, and all events are made free and open to the public. Composers attending are expected to take care of their own travel and accommodations.

[8] Several of our performers and guests are interested in doing multiple performances of accepted works. Please indicate in the submission form if this is permissible.

[9] Review of submissions will begin July 1st, 2016. Decisions will be made and announced by 9/15/2016 or earlier.

[10] Total cumulative size of all PDFs submitted must not exceed 25MB. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. If scanning a large handwritten score, please limit resolution.

[11] For all questions, including any difficulties with the submission process, please contact the Symposium Administrator Eva Lipton at admin@robbtrust.org.

More about the Robb Trust

Symposium Artistic Directors: Karola Obermüller & Peter Gilbert
Symposium Administrator: Eva Lipton
Symposium Assistant: Matthew Stanley

Paper Proposal Submission Guidelines

Paper Proposal Submission Guidelines
The University of New Mexico Music Department is requesting paper proposals for presentation at the 2017 John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium (March 26th to March 29th). Presentations which will be of relevance and interest to attending composers are strongly preferred. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) Music Cognition, Music Distribution, Composition Pedagogy (current and/or historical). Other topics relevant to the teaching, practice, and presentation of contemporary composition will also be considered.

The maximum time limit for individual papers will be 20 minutes; paper presentation time-slots will be limited to 30 minutes total, including time for questions.

Presenters selected are expected to attend the Symposium at the University of New Mexico (in Albuquerque, NM) from March 26th to March 29th. Through the generosity of the The University of New Mexico John Donald Robb Musical Trust, there is no registration fee and all concerts and events are made free and open to the public. Presenters attending are expected to finance their own travel and accommodations.

HOW TO SUBMIT
Application materials must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm (MT) on 8/15/2016. Presenters will be notified by October 15, 2016. Multiple proposals from a single person are allowed.

Proposals will not be reviewed ‘blind,’ so identifying information should be included on the proposal itself. Proposals are to be uploaded as a single document in PDF format, and should include:
– presenter’s name and email
– presentation title
– an abstract (300-500 words) clarifying the subject, conclusion and methodology
– indication of any special needs required for presentation
– a short biography (100 words or less)

For all questions, including any difficulties with the submission process, please contact the Symposium Administrator Eva Lipton at admin@robbtrust.org.

More about the Robb Trust

Symposium Artistic Directors: Karola Obermüller & Peter Gilbert
Symposium Administrator: Eva Lipton
Symposium Assistant: Matthew Stanley

Please read the submission guidelines thoroughly before submitting. The Score Submission deadline for 2017 has passed, Paper Proposal Submissions will remain open until October 15th, 2016.

Name:

eMail:

I agree to attend the 2017 John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium

Telephone:

Website:

Organization & Title:

I am open to extra performances of my works being given in addition to the Symposium performance should the opportunity arise

Short Bio:

Paper Submission

Submitted Paper #1

Title of Paper #1


*PDF only - 7mb limit

Submitted Paper #2

Title of Paper #2


*PDF only - 7mb limit

Submitted Paper #3

Title of Paper #3


*PDF only - 7mb limit

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