2016-17 Call for Scores

Updated: Apr 10, 2019



Postmark deadline: January 15, 2017. We will announce the winner of the call in early February.


The composers of Random Access Music are pleased to announce our eighth annual call for scores. The members of RAM are looking for adventurous new music, regardless of style, written for: horn, trumpet, and trombone, or any subset of those instruments. The winning composition will be performed at one of RAM’s 2016-17 concerts by John Gattis (horn), Andy Kozar (trumpet), and William Lang (trombone).


Please submit an unpublished and previously unawarded work 6-12 minutes in length, scored for the above. Works requiring electronics are eligible, provided any required technology (including playback devices and speakers) are supplied and operated by the composer or the composer’s representative. There are no age, gender, or geographic requirements for submitting composers–but the members of RAM do strongly encourage attendance of the concert by the winning composer. Works that have been published will not be accepted. Works that have previously been awarded a prize in any contest will not be accepted. Works must have been composed within the last 12 years.


Submission materials: • one score • recording (if available, not required) • composer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (on a separate sheet in a sealed envelope)


Key materials must be submitted ANONYMOUSLY.


Failure to submit the materials anonymously will result in the work’s immediate disqualification.


Only the title of the piece, a pseudonym, and instrumentation may appear on the score and recording. Due to our adherence to anonymity, we will NOT accept online or digital submissions. Please provide a hard copy of your score. So that your submission remains anonymous in the judging process, please write the title of the work and a pseudonym or other marker on the score itself. Be sure to remove your name from all pages (cover, interior, copyright, etc.).


Then attach a sealed envelope containing your full name, address, phone number, email address, and mailing label for return (if needed) with your materials. On the outside of that envelope, write the composer’s pseudonym and title of the work. If you would like your materials returned, enclose a properly metered envelope and put the mailing label in with your other identifying materials.


All submissions must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2017.


Mail submissions to:

Guy Barash c/o Music Sales Corp. 180 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016


For more information, please contact: info@ram-nyc.org.


Random Access Music (RAM) conducts an anonymous call for scores each calendar year with the composers and performer members of RAM as the only judges. Each year, RAM collaborates with different ensembles to produce concerts of premiere works. The winning work of our call for scores is included on one of these collaborative concerts.

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