Performance: Recorded early October 2020 for online presentation in mid October
Venue: Online
Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PDT, Monday, September 7th, 2020 (Labor Day)
Eligibility: All Cascadia members in good standing in 2020, except the four composers performed July 25, 2020 by members of the Del Sol Quartet

Instrumentation: These specific subsets of the Delgani String Quartet only: Violin duos, violin and piano (piano part must be no more than moderate difficulty), viola solos, cello solos. There is no fee for selected composers.

Concert theme / title: No special theme, title is TBD. Concert will be online, approximately 30 minutes long, including one work by the full DSQ from the Cascadia archives.

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. Works must be less than 5 minutes, and priority will be given to works less than 3 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 it’s 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.

Selection process: A committee of DSQ and Cascadia members, excluding anyone who submits work for this concert, will make all selections, which will be announced September 10th. Final scores, and violin parts for any selected violin & piano works are due September 13th.

Questions? Please contact Aszemar Glenn at or Jeff Winslow at

Thank you and good luck!
Jeff Winslow for Cascadia Composers (chapter of NACUSA)

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