Sponsored by Yale College New Music:
For 20120-21, a review will be held to select the pieces for the next YSO Reading Session, the date of which is TBA.
Submission #1 Guidelines: DUE NO LATER than Thursday, Oct. 15th, 12:59 pm
Yale College composers are invited to submit three to five minutes of an original orchestral work for consideration, either a Finale or Sibelius file, to Prof. Kathryn Alexander by email. If chosen, they must also submit two scores of their orchestral work, printed back-to-back on 11×17 paper and neatly bound, to the Business Office of the Department of Music. Works may be submitted at any time before the Oct. 15th deadline.
188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, harp, piano, percussion, timpani, strings
Maximum of three percussion players. Choose from the following instruments:
- Mallets: chimes, glockenspiel, marimba, vibraphone, xylophone
- Metals: finger cymbals, crash cymbals, suspended cymbal (16” and 18”), large tam-tam, triangle (5”, 7” and 10”)
- Skins: drum kit (5-piece), snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, timpani
- Woods: castanets, claves, guiro, temple blocks
- Other: bird call, flexatone, ratchet, slapstick, sleigh bells, vibraslap
Works by Yale College composers that have been either read or programmed by the YSO:
hatchling – Emil Ernstrom; read by the YSO
Unraveling – Max Vinetz; premiered Nov. 11th, 2017 with the YSO
Professors Kathryn Alexander and Konrad Kaczmarek will review the submissions.
Submission #2: DUE NO LATER than Thursday, Nov. 5th, 12:59 pm
The selected composers must submit the final, revised score to Prof. Kathryn Alexander.
Meeting with Maestro Boughton:
If chosen for the readings you must be available to meet with Maestro Boughton in December 2020.
A composer’s piece will not be read if he/she fails to meet the Submission #2 deadline on time with the appropriate professional-quality materials.