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2018 New Music Festival


The Wisconsin Alliance for Composers (WAC) is accepting submissions for its New Music Festival at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on March 3, 2018. Selected works will be performed. Composers are encouraged provide their own performers. WAC may be able to provide performers if requested.

If you are looking for the 2018 WAC Student Composition Competition, click here.

Click here for a PDF of the announcement.

Click here for an application form.



• The call for scores is open to full-time residents of Wisconsin.
• The call is open to composers at any stage in their career (Elementary, middle school, high school, and undergraduate students should apply to the WAC Student Composition Contest).
• Submitted compositions must be original works for 1-6 instruments with or without electronics. Purely electronic compositions incorporating no live instruments are permitted.
• Works under 15 minutes in duration are preferred.

Submissions Guidelines:

• All submission materials will only be accepted in an email to John Mayrose ().
• Each applicant may submit only one composition.
• Submit an application form.
• Submit one legible, anonymous score as a PDF. If the composition is purely electronic, then a score is not required. The only identifying information on the score should be the title. Do not include the name of the composer on the score.
• mp3 recordings are encouraged but not required. (MIDI realizations are acceptable)
• Submissions must be received by Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Additional Information:

• Composers of works selected for performance agree to attend the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on March 3, 2018 and agree to join WAC for one year ($25).
• A panel of judges will evaluate each score. The judges’ decisions are final and may elect to choose any number of compositions for performance.
• Please email John Mayrose () with any questions.


WAC is a non-profit, tax-exempt Wisconsin corporation founded in 1984 to encourage and support the composition and performance of new music by Wisconsin composers.

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