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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 to amplify voices from a myriad of cultures and perspectives. We can't wait to get to know your music and YOU!

In this inaugural year, 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 meaning to their development and career growth.

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: July 1st, 2023

Winners Announced: August 1st, 2023

Concert Date: September 2023 

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.

- In order to feature as many new works as possible, we will limit performances of each 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 which 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), mellophone (for horn), 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. 

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