Musicon: Call for Scores

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1 December 2019

MUSICON 50th Anniversary Call for Scores


MUSICON is Durham University’s professional concert series, now in its 50th year. For our anniversary season, we are asking UK-based composers to submit works to be considered for three of our concerts. Works can have been performed previously but must have been written in the past ten years. Representatives from MUSICON will, in collaboration with members of the ensemble concerned, choose one piece to be performed in each concert. Details of the instrumentations, deadlines, and concert dates for the two remaining concerts are as follows:


EXAUDI [S, M, A, T, T, B] 

  • • Your piece should be for a minimum of three voices.
  • • Deadline for submissions: 1st December 2019
  • • Concert date: 4th February 2020 (19.30)

Alpaca Ensemble [cl, tbn, pro, perc, vln, vc] 

  • • Your piece should be for a minimum of three instruments.
  • • Deadline for submissions: 1st December 2019
  • • Concert date: 19th February 2020 (19.30)

Please ensure that your submissions meet the following terms:


  1. 1. Composers may submit no more than one piece for each of the ensembles. 
  2. 2. All scores must be anonymized (pieces that can be identified by the composer’s name will be disqualified). 
  3. 3. The body of your email should include the title, duration, and instrumentation of your work, as well as where in the UK you are based.
  4. 4. The maximum duration for each piece is 12 minutes.
  5. 5. Due to the limitations of the venues, works with electronics are unfortunately not accepted.
  6. 6. There is no participation fee. 
  7. 7. There is a limited budget to cover domestic travel and one night’s accommodation in Durham.


Scores should be sent to new.music@durham.ac.uk 

Please use the subject heading “Call for Scores: [followed by the name of the ensemble in question]”.


Further enquiries, including vocal range specifications, should be directed to 




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