Iowa Composers Forum

Call for Scores–Piano and/or Clarinet–Due Sept. 2

Members of the Iowa Composers Forum are invited to submit scores for a concert on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 2:00pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bettendorf, IA.

Instrumentation: Works for solo piano, solo clarinet, or clarinet and piano combined, with or without electronics, will be considered. Works that feature electronics will only be considered if the composer is able to provide and operate their own equipment.

Length: Submitted works may be of any length and have been written at any point in a composer’s career.

Due Date: Friday, September 2, 2022 by 11:59pm Central

Notification: Selected composers will be notified via email by September 16, 2022


—Composers are encouraged to submit up to two different works.

—Submissions can be made using this Google form:

— The use of Google forms requires you to have a Gmail account. If you do not 

Selection Process:

— We are looking for between 2–5 pieces of music, totaling around 15–25 minutes, to combine with additional pieces that have already been selected. The concert already includes two winning compositions from our Student Composer Competition, and a few works that we were unable to include at our recent Summer Festival of New Music.

— Final decisions regarding the selection of pieces for the concert will be decided by the performers, Perry Mears (piano) and Rob Miller (clarinet).

— Pieces will be selected based on length and difficulty. Only one piece per composer will be selected. 

Feedback: A composer who is not selected will be provided with minimal feedback via email, such as the work is too long or too difficult to learn in time for the performance. 

Attendance: Selected composers are highly encouraged, but are not required, to attend the performance.

Points of Contact: Please contact Jonah or Perry if you have any questions.

— Jonah Elrod,

— Perry Mears,

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This article was written on 28 Jul 2022, and is filled under Opportunities.