2019-2020 Call for scores

The jury will consist of Co-Directors Christine Cicha and Douglas Temples as well as ensemble members Kelsey Klopfenstein, Katie Heise, and Mark Wirbisky. Score and parts will be sent to Composer-in-Residence Aaron Gomez who will serve as proxy for the ensemble.

1st Prize -


Performance on concert 3 or 4 of the 2019-2020 "...and friends" Season

Professional Recording

2nd Prize -

1 hour rehearsal and recording session of piece


Submissions must be for an ensemble of no more than: 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 piano, or any subset of those instruments.

Scordatura tuning, electronics, or amplified sound is not allowed.

Fixed Media is allowed (please provide clear instructions for starting and stoping the media)

The piece must not exceed 10 minutes.

The "... and friends" Ensemble reserves the right to reject any submission for unclear or unedited score and parts.

Applications are not considered complete until the application fee is received.

Application Fee of $20

Multiple works may be submitted by an individual applicant, however an application fee must be paid for each work submitted.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2019

Winners will be announced no later than September 30, 2019.

Any questions regarding the call for scores including ensemble size, difficulty, extended techniques, etc. should be directed towards our composer-in-residence, Aaron Gomez (agomemusic@gmail.com)