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Erickson's 2022 Call For Scores (Woodwind Quintet)

Friday, December 30, 2022

Memphis, Tennessee, USA; International

Returning for its 2nd year, the Erickson’s New Music “2022 Call For Scores” is run by Evan Erickson, a skillful young clarinetist and composer pursuing a degree in music composition at the University of Memphis. The 2021 opportunity accepted 52 entires from a diverse selection of composers from across the world and saw 22 brand new pieces composed for the clarinet repertoire. This year, Mr. Erickson is seeking new compositions for the University of Memphis Magnolia Woodwind Quintet (unperformed works will also be accepted), with selected compositions receiving live premiere performances, a recording session in one of the University of Memphis studios, and a cash prize of $100. The annual Erickson New Music Call For Scores project’s primary goal is to give talented composers who have not had many works performed an opportunity to get their foot-in-the-door into the world of composition, with a secondary goal of expanding the repertoire of certain ensembles/promoting new music in general. (Please ONLY submit if you have heard 5 or less works performed)

3 pieces will be picked by Erickson and 2 other judges. If selected:
1. The Magnolia Woodwind Quintet will prepare chosen works for their 2022 recital, where each piece will receive a live performance.
2. Performed works will be recorded and live-streamed, with archived footage sent to the composers to use at their discretion.
3. Through the generosity of the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, $100 will be given to each chosen composer.
4. Mr. Erickson would also like to offer something unique this year; selected composers will have their pieces recorded in one of the University of Memphis recording studios. These recordings would be sent to composers to use at their discretion, and would also be compiled into a not-for-profit album to be distributed on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.
(More works may be selected after the judging process)

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