The Bowery Trio at Columbia University

In collaboration with Columbia University, NYC Contemporary Music Symposium (NYCCMS) seeks submissions for our spring 2022 concert with the Bowery Trio (clarinet, cello, and piano). Featuring the works of 4-8 selected composers, the concert will take place at Columbia’s beautiful St. Paul’s Chapel in Uptown Manhattan as a part of their longstanding series, Music at St. Paul’s. We are welcoming submissions for the full ensemble and/or all subsets, including solo works. Each selected composer will receive a high-quality audio and video recording of their performance. Composers are encouraged, but not required, to attend the event, which will also be professionally live-streamed through Columbia.

• 4-8 winners will receive a performance and professional recording (audio and multiple camera edited video) of their work
• Examples of last year’s videos:
• Finalist and Semi-finalist awards distributed at the discretion of the curation team

• This call for scores is open to all composers
• All musical aesthetics are welcome
• Length, ideally, should not exceed 10-15 minutes
• Works need not be premieres nor be composed specifically for this project
• Up to three entries per composer are permissible, each requiring a separate entry fee
• Composers may submit works for the full ensemble (clarinet, cello, and piano) and/or all subsets including solos
• Non-refundable entry fee of $15 payable through a PayPal link in the application form

Submission Instructions:
• Apply here:
• This call is not anonymous
• Recordings/MIDI files are highly recommended but not required

About the Bowery Trio:
The Bowery Trio’s mission is to promote lesser known works by composers of all races, ethnicities, and gender identities, as well as make music accessible to all. Through this mission, we hope to cultivate a love for both classical and new music in our audiences. ​ Formed in 2019, The Bowery Trio includes three of New York City’s up and coming chamber musicians: Mark Allen Jr. (clarinet), Esther Seitz (cello), and Allison Wang (piano). ​Between them, the Bowery Trio members are laureates of the Paris International Music Competition, the Cremona International Music Academy competition, and the American Protege competition. Equally at home in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Mexico, their individual musical endeavors have taken them to concert halls around the world, performing in venues such as Giovanni Arvedi Auditorium, Wenshui Arts and Cultural Center, Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, the Teatro de la Reforma, and Carnegie Hall. ​The Bowery Trio has also recently been awarded a Chamber Music America Ensemble Forward Grant for the 2021 season. This grant is made possible with generous support from the New York Community Trust.



Deadline 3 January 2022



January 3


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