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Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival

The Wisconsin Alliance for Composers (WAC) is accepting submissions for its New Music Festival to be held at UW Oshkosh on Sunday, February 25, 2024.

If you are looking for the 2023 WAC Student Composition Competition, click here.



  • Applicants must be full-time residents of Wisconsin at any stage in their career beyond the undergraduate level (primary, secondary, and undergraduate students should apply to the Student Composition Contest).
  • Applicants may submit one composition.
  • Composers are encouraged to provide their own performers. If requested, WAC will try to find performers for compositions up to small chamber ensembles (1-5 performers), but this is not guaranteed.
  • Compositions involving electronics, including purely electronic works, are permitted.
  • Submissions must be original compositions. Arrangements and transcriptions are not accepted.
  • Works under 15 minutes in duration are preferred.
  • Works will be selected by the conference hosts. Selection decisions will be final.

Submission Requirements

  • Submissions must be received by Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
  • All materials must be submitted using this application form.
  • Submit one musical score as a PDF. Submissions do not need to be submitted anonymously.
  • Submit one MP3 recording of a live performance or computer realization.
  • Composers must agree to attend the WAC New Music Festival at UW Oshkosh on Sunday, February 25, 2024 and join WAC for one year ($25 dues) if their work is selected.

Additional Information

• 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.


Music Department

(920) 424-4224

Arts & Communication Center
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-4224
Arts & Communication Center

800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901