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Call for Scores

NU Quintet was formed to establish a NU tradition that celebrates and expands the wind quintet by reimagining repertoire, performance, and the classical music culture. Nu Quintet aspires to engage a variety of audiences with accessible new music.

NU Quintet is proud to showcase the works of emerging composers in an annual NU Works Concert. We are excited to build our network of collaborators and amplify voices from a myriad of cultures and perspectives. We can't wait to get to know your music and YOU!

We are not offering compensation for works submitted for consideration in the Nu Works Concert. This opportunity is geared towards composers for whom a public performance and recording adds meaningfully to their development and career growth. We are also unable to offer travel assistance for winning composers.

Please use this form to submit your quintet work for consideration. While we hope to become a commissioning ensemble, this is not a commissioning project: please only submit works that you have written previously. 

Submission Cutoff: April 1st, 2024

Winners Announced: June 1st, 2024

Concert Date: TBC Fall 2024 

Submission Specifications:

- Only one work per composer will be selected for performance per concert cycle. You may submit more than one work for consideration if you wish. Please fill out this form for each submission individually, you may submit this form as many times as you need.

- In order to feature as many new works as possible, we may limit the performances of any work to 15 minutes. If your work is longer than 15 minutes, we may excerpt movements or make cuts in order to keep within the allotted time. We encourage you to submit works that do not exceed 15 minutes in length.

- Works should be for five players: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon. The following doubling is acceptable: piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute (for flute), English horn (for oboe), bass clarinet (for clarinet), and contrabassoon (for bassoon).

- Please submit either a recording of your work or a MIDI export.

Winners will receive: 

- 1 Rehearsal/Workshop with Nu

- 1 Concert & Concert Recording/Video

Please email with any questions or concerns. Make sure to change your sharing permissions when submitting your material so we can view it! 

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