Performance: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Venue: Agnes Flanagan Chapel (note change) at Lewis & Clark College in Portland

Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PDT, Monday, September 30, 2019

Eligibility: All Cascadia members in good standing through 2020 (don’t forget to renew when the time comes), except those with work on our 11/15/2019 concert

Instrumentation: Chamber music featuring Lewis & Clark Faculty Chamber Players, Friends of Rain and the Palatine Trio. Works may include any standard solo voice and any standard orchestral or typical chamber instrument plus percussion, up to five performers total maximum. Electroacoustic works are also welcome. Cascadia Composers will pay for up to four performers per work in return for a fee not to exceed $125. A fifth performer may be added for an additional fee of $100 (i.e., at the composer’s expense). Works may not require more than five performers.

Concert theme / title: No specific theme. Title TBD. This concert is part of the NACUSA national conference, to be held March 19-21 at Lewis & Clark College. For more information about the conference, see the conference score call or the associated submission form for the concerts on March 20/21.

Submission procedure: Anonymous submission. Remove or blank out anything on the score or other submitted media which identifies the composer. Check authorship, copyright notices, logos, program notes, performance notes, and so forth.

Composers may submit up to two works, but at most one can be selected. Priority will be given to works less than 12 minutes long.

Submit the following through the submission form on the website, along with required info such as instrumentation, duration, and contact info:

1. Score in PDF format, including any performance notes. Make sure nothing on the score identifies the composer. (PDF files are limited to 5MB by NewMusicEngine.)

2. Recording if available (MIDI is OK if none is) in MP3 format. A link may be submitted instead, if more convenient or if your MP3 does not upload for some reason. Make sure nothing in an MP3 player window or the link identifies the composer.

3. Bio and program notes, 200 words each or less, in the text boxes provided. These won’t be accessible to the selection committee. If there’s some aspect of your submission you feel needs an additional explanatory note, briefly and anonymously comment in the submission form’s “Additional comments” text box.

4. If there are lyrics, you may submit them as part of the program notes, or as a text file in PDF format. If they’re not in English, include a translation, ideally word-for-word and poetic.

5. Lyrics permission – If there are lyrics which are not in the public domain, include a text file in PDF format showing you have permission to use them. Be sure to enter the author(s) in the separate text input box, even if the lyrics are in the public domain.

Selection process: A committee of Cascadia members, excluding anyone who submits work for this concert, will make all selections, which will be announced by November 10, 2019. Final score and parts for the selected works must be available by December 16.

Questions? Please contact Jeff Winslow at

Thank you and good luck!

Jeff Winslow for Cascadia Composers (chapter of NACUSA)