Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Call for scores

The Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra (PCYO) launches its 2013 Composer Initiative. Composers are invited to submit their scores for consideration, feedback and possible performance and recording.

Click here for specific program and entry requirements.

The Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra has provided excellence in music training in the Tampa Bay area since 1982, and includes the Composer's Orchestra, for advanced string, woodwind, brass and percussion players, and the Intermezzo Orchestra for intermediate violin, viola, cello and bass players.

PCYO performs an array of music from classical masterpieces to original compositions.

The 2013 Composer Initiative offers composers the opportunity to hear their own masterpieces come to life, and offers our students the chance to learn new music.

Chamber orchestra scores should be between 6 and 12 minutes in length, not including breaks between movements or sections, and should be accompanied by a link to an audio or video rendition.

Six compositions will receive detailed feedback from PCYO's award winning Principal Conductor, Stephen P. Brown, and three will be selected for public performance and non-commercial recording.

The Patel Conservatory Composers' Orchestra will perform up to three scores in their Spring 2013 Concert, which will be recorded and possibly filmed live.

There are no entry fees for the Composer Initiative.

Submissions, including both score and link to audio or video, must be received together no later than 12 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 15th, 2013.

Please review submission requirements for full program details before submitting scores.

Musicians interested in PCYO should call our music department for placement in the ensemble that best suits their skill levels.

For more information, please call 813-222-1002, or email

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