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Deadline: June 15th, 11:59pm PDT
Submission Fee: $10
Honorarium: $100

EDME is looking for guest musicians for our 2024 New Music Festival. Selected musicians will be invited to perform a 25-minute set at the New Music Festival taking place October 4th-6th, 2024, in Eugene, OR, USA. They will also be interviewed as part of our radio show, The Sound of Curiosity. Selected applicants will be given a $100 honorarium.


Eugene Difficult Music Ensemble (EDME) performs and commissions underrepresented experimental works in order to open ears and minds. We work to expand the definition of what music can be and what music is capable of achieving, as well as who is capable of achieving it.


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


Ensembles are eligible to apply.


Open to experimental genres of music.

  1. Complete the online application here:

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


EDME will provide the following equipment for the concert:

  • Mixer

  • Stereo speaker system

  • Condenser Microphones

  • Quarter-inch and XLR cables


All other equipment must be provided by the guest artist.



The guest artist 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. 


EDME is not liable for any damage to equipment provided by the guest artist.



March 15 – Submissions Open

June 15 – Submissions Close

July 15 – Notification

October 4-6 – 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.



The musician(s) will be given a 25-minute performance slot. 


The musician(s) must attend the festival in person. 


The musician(s) will provide a tech rider upon request.


Selected applicants will receive a $100 honorarium the night of their performance. If a selected applicant chooses not to perform, they forfeit their honorarium.


Housing and travel stipends are not available.


Please email with any questions.

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