The Cleveland Composers Guild and Lit Cleveland are excited to announce a partnership during CCG's 2017-2018 season. We are calling for poetry, prose, and lyrics submissions! Requirements and more information listed below:
1. Please send electronic (pdf files ONLY) of your work which can be assembled into an on-line folder, accessible by members of the Cleveland Composers Guild. Please submit no more than three examples of your work.
2. Deadline: August 15, 2017. Send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org AND to email@example.com
3. Include all contact information, including name, e-mail address, phone number(s), and mailing address at the bottom of each submission.
4. It is expected and hoped that some of these submissions will inspire members of the CCG to compose music, which might come in the form of art songs or narrated chamber music, or in other creative forms.
5. You may submit literature of any length, but keep in mind that musical works based on your texts will most likely be between five and six minutes in duration. Therefore you might be asked to allow composers to use only excerpts of your texts.
6. Once composers have selected works from the online folder, they will contact writers directly using the information provided.
7. It is possible for more than one composer to select text by the same writer. This has happened in the past, and the different styles and interpretations have been fascinating!
History: The Cleveland Composers Guild is one of the nation’s oldest new music organizations, and has had over 200 composer members over its nearly sixty year history. During this time, the CCG has built an enviable record of supporting new music, with recordings on the CRI, Crystal, Advent, and Capstone labels, and publication series from Ludwig and Galaxy. There are between forty and fifty professional composers in the Guild at any given time, whose works feature a wide range of classical musical styles. In recent years the Guild has collaborated with the Cleveland Ballet, the Poets and Writer’s League of Greater Cleveland, and with such renowned chamber ensembles as the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio, the Cavani String Quartet, the Paragon Brass Quintet, the Solaris Woodwind Quintet, and many, many distinguished soloists and chamber musicians and other local artists to create multi-disciplinary concerts that engage with the arts in diverse ways.
Download a PDF of our "call for submissions" below.
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