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Deadline: June 1
Submission Fee: $10

EDME is accepting scores for their 2023 New Music Festival. Selected scores will be programmed at the New Music Festival taking place October 13th-15th, 2023, in Eugene, OR, USA. Selected composers are encouraged to attend. They will also be interviewed as part of our radio show, The Sound of Curiosity.




Composers of all ages and nationalities may apply. Composers from historically underrepresented groups, including non-white, female-identifying, and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.



  1. Solo or chamber music compositions can be submitted for 1-11 performers with the following instrumentation:

    1. Concert flute/piccolo (1 performer)

    2. Bb clarinet/bass clarinet (1 performer)

    3. Bassoon

    4. Violin (2 performers)

    5. Viola

    6. Cello

    7. Double Bass

    8. Voice (full range: C3-C6, strongest: C3-D4)

    9. Piano

      1. Electronic keyboard or acoustic instrument

      2. Extended technique is limited to what can be accessed from an upright piano

    10. Electronics

  2. Performers can also use found objects in place of any of the above instruments

  3. Composers may perform their own work or supply their own performer(s) if the instrumentation for their work is not available

  4. Works with audience participation are highly encouraged

  5. Tech riders are required for works with electronics

    1. Max XLR inputs: 4

    2. Stereo output

    3. Live processing or fixed tracks are accepted

    4. Fixed media works are accepted

  6. Maximum length is 15 minutes

  7. Submissions may include improvisation and non-traditional notation, such as graphic and text-based scores


Composers may submit TWO scores for selection. If more than two scores are submitted, all pieces submitted after the second one will be disqualified. There is a $10 fee for each submission. This fee is important to help EDME’s operations and continue our mission. If the fee causes financial hardship, it may be waived. Please email to request to waive the fee. 



  1. Complete the online application here:

  2. Pay the $10 submission fee through the link below.



The composer grants EDME the right to audio and video record the live performance of the set to use for marketing purposes, including distribution to our patrons and publication through E-news, social media, and our website. 


The applicant guarantees that the submitted materials are their original work and sole property, and that the applicant has obtained all licenses necessary to comply with their obligations. If a piece includes a text not in the public domain, the composer warrants they have secured the permissions to reproduce and perform the text used. 



March 15 – Submissions Open

June 1 – Submissions Close

July 1 – Notification

October 13-15 – EDME New Music Festival


We aim to meet the above timeline, but please allow some flexibility. In case of excessive submissions, we reserve the right to delay notification as late as August 1.



Please email with any questions.

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