An open and completely free call for scores – POSTPONED

Thank you so much to everyone who sent us scores throughout this past week. We received more than 80 new pieces from composers all around the world. Amazing! As we began to make plans to read the first set of pieces, New York State escalated its response to COVID-19, instituting a “shelter-in-place” rule which includes the closing of all non-essential businesses. At this time, we feel the most important thing is to do our part during this crisis and acknowledge this new mandate that the state has issued. Therefore, we have decided to postpone our reading planned for Wednesday the 25th.

In the meantime, we’d still like to connect with all of you who sent us music in some way. To start, we’re going to host a question-and-answer session on Facebook Live about composing for percussion. This session will take place Sunday, March 29th, at 3pm EST on our Facebook Page. We’ll talk about some of the things that came up as we were going through all of your pieces, and then we’d love to respond to questions from you. If you have a question about writing for percussion – instrument selection, notation, technique, anything at all – please send it to us. We’ll compile a list, and will answer them during this session. If we get more questions than we can handle for one session, we’ll schedule another.

We apologize for postponing this live reading. Even though music is very ‘essential,’ we feel right now what’s most important is for everyone to stay safe, and stay home. We hope you will join us for a fun afternoon on Sunday!