Call for Scores

In conjunction with its inaugural Composer-in-Residence Program, the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra announces a call for scores by student composers!

The WCYO will select up to four student composers to have compositions read by the WCYO Symphony Orchestra. The readings will take place on January 20, 2018 (snow date: January 27), guided by WCYO Composer-in-Residence, Paul Frucht, and WCYO Music Director, Eric Mahl. Participating student composers will receive feedback on their submissions from Mr. Frucht and Mr. Mahl in advance of, and during, the readings. Student composers will also receive a professional recording of the reading session! At the conclusion of the readings, a piece or pieces may be selected for performance at a future WCYO concert, solely at the discretion of the WCYO music director.

Composers from the following states are eligible: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Hampshire or Vermont. There is no age minimum but students must be no older than a high school senior during the 2017-18 academic year.

Thank you to all our student composers–the WCYO received submissions from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Massachusetts! Watch this space for updates on the selected compositions!