2017 World Music Days

World Music Days Call for Works

The Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at Florida International University (FIU) is pleased to announce a call for scores for submission to the 2017 World Music Days being held in Vancouver, Canada.  As an Associated Section of the ISCM we will be submitting up to six works to represent the USA at the festival.

Although the ultimate programming choices are made by the festival, we are proud to be able to state that a number of works chosen by our panel and submitted to WMD have been selected for inclusion in several of these important international festivals.  Most recently, music by Jacob Gotlib, Mike Frengel, Per Bloland, Douglas Geers, Veronika Krausas, William Kleinsasser, Aaron Cassidy, Dorothy Chang, Ashely Rose Fure, Sam Pluta, John Kennedy, Ed Martin, and Randy Bauer has been selected and presented at these events.

Please note that this call is for US composers only (i.e., citizens or permanent residents of the US).  Additionally, as per WMD guidelines, composers whose works were selected for submission by the Miami ISCM Chapter in 2015 are not eligible this year.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

Application Fee: $11.50 for the submission of one work, and $16.50 for the submission of two works.

The application procedure consists of the following steps:

1.  Submitting online payment through ticket solutions.  
Select 2017 World Music Days.  After completing payment, you will be provided an “order number”.  This is necessary for the next step.
Click here to complete online payment.

2. Filling out the online informational form.
All materials must be submitted electronically and made available for download by supplying links to download files and/or stream audio files. Please make sure all links stay active through the end of November. Please enter the “order number” obtained through the above process at the bottom of the form.  This will provide proof of payment.
Click here to access the online informational form.

Works for the following forces are requested (please note specific details): All submissions must come from within these categories. No addition of extra instruments to categories is allowed.  Submitted works must have been composed in 2007 or later.

Possible Instrumentation Categories:

Category 1: Asian Instruments+
Category 2: Chamber Ensemble
Category 3: Choir/Vocal Ensemble
Category 4: Composer-Performer
Category 5: Creative Music Ensemble
Category 6: Electroacoustic
Category 7: Installation
Category 8: Large Ensemble with Conductor
Category 9: Orchestra
Category 10: Percussion Ensemble
Category 11: Solo Piano
Category 12: Solos + Duos
Category 13: String Orchestra
Category 14: String Quartet

For the complete guidelines regarding the instrumentations and duration limitation, please click here.

Submission Checklist

* A score of the work to be uploaded
* A recording of the submitted work if possible, also to be submitted online
* Proper submission of the online application form
* Application payment for submitted works.

By submitting to the festival, the composer or publisher must provide all necessary performing materials (including scores and parts, special uncommon instrument(s), audio and video materials, etc.) at a date specified by the festival, if selected.

Given the nature of the requirements from Vancouver, scores should not be submitted anonymously– however the identity of the composer will be masked from the jury during the selection process.

All submissions must be received by November 1, 2016.  Selected works be announced shortly thereafter.  Submissions that do not meet the conditions or deadlines specified will not be considered.

For more information regarding the World Music Days, please visit the ISCM or the 2017 World Music Days web sites.