Call for Scores

The Baltimore Composers Forum is pleased to announce a call for scores for performance at An die Musik in Baltimore (409 N. Charles Street) on Friday, November 13, 2015. The concert will feature the Baltimore based Lyric Brass Quintet (Kevin Dines and Christopher Shiley, trumpets; Larry Williams, horn; Milton Aldana, trombone; and Andrew Spang, tuba).

Lyric Brass Quintet

Instrumentation for the submitted works may be written for any combination of brass quintet instruments (two trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba) from solo, duet, trio, quartet, and the full quintet.

Duration must be no longer than 9 minutes.

Submissions must be received by Monday, August 31, 2015


All submitting composers must be active members of the Baltimore Composers Forum.
Persons interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to check their membership 
status well in advance of the submission deadline. Please note that any interested 
composer may submit a membership application along with their music submission.

 Complete submissions include the following:

  • The full performance score and parts [PDF format]
  • On a separate piece of paper:
    •    Title of the work, composer’s name, year of completion and the duration

    •    A program note (100 word maximum)

    •    A brief biography of the composer (200 word maximum)

    •    A statement permitting use of copyrighted text (if applicable)

    •    An audio file of the work (optional)

Please send your submissions to be received by Monday, August 31, 2015 to:

Submissions that do not conform to the aforementioned guidelines will not be considered. 
The Lyric Brass Quintet will select the programmed pieces by Wednesday, September 30, 2015. All composers will be notified by early October 2015. The Baltimore Composers Forum will not provide travel monies for
 accepted composers.

Questions regarding this call for music or membership inquiries should be directed to:

 Hollis Thoms, President BCF