2021 Call for Scores
The Vibraphone Project is excited to solicit new works featuring the vibraphone to celebrate the instrument’s centennial in 2021. The goal of this endeavor is to create and foster a community of composers and performers who are enthusiastic about the vibraphone.
The Vibraphone Project is proud to open its call for scores to composers of any genre (jazz, classical, contemporary, experimental, w/ electronics, etc.), as long as the vibraphone is the primary feature of your submission. Works can be in solo or ensemble contexts and open in duration, but please note that the panelists and reviewers may have limited time to thoroughly look over lengthy works or works for large ensembles. We encourage you to use your compositional voice and style with the vibraphone as your vehicle!
Our call for scores is open to composers of all ages and abilities. Submitted works must adhere to the following requirements:
Composers will submit a hyperlink to a cloud storage folder (e.g., Dropbox/ Google Drive) that contains their submission materials:
Audio / audio samples in mp3 format are optional, but strongly encouraged.
Submissions due October 1st, 2021
Results will be available on December 1st, 2021
Performances will take place in 2022
There is NO fee to submit your work, but we kindly suggest a donation of $10 to help support our organization. This will have no effect on your submission’s evaluation. Donation instructions are available on the submission form.
Online Amplification - Submissions that qualify at this level will be included in our Repertoire Database, which will contain audio/video and score samples of your submission. We will also include links to your composer and/or publisher’s website!
Print and Bound - Submissions earning this level of recognition will receive a spot in The Vibraphone Project Centennial Compendium. This will be a print and bound collection of select compositions for vibraphone that the review panelists deem to be exceptional and of the highest quality. This is a non-exclusive licensing agreement and not a claim of copyright ownership; composers will retain full copyright control and are encouraged to publish their works however they wish. Opting out of inclusion in this compendium will not affect any submission’s adjudication or consideration.
Showcase - A select number of submissions (approx. 4 - 6) that earn this level of recognition will receive online amplification of their work, be eligible for inclusion in the Centennial Compendium, AND will receive featured performance at one of The Vibraphone Project’s performance festival events in 2022 (in Los Angeles, New York City, or Chicago). Archival recordings of these performances will be provided to the composers.
We encourage you to share this call with anyone that may be interested! Below you will find posters ready for printing, and social media graphics to share:
Graphic design by Annabel Rose Curtis