Call for Scores from Emerging Composers in SC, NC, and GA
Congratulations to Chandler Hyatt!

After much deliberation, the judges have chosen Disjunction by composer Chandler Hyatt (Greer, SC) to be premiered at the next Espresso concert here in Spartanburg, SC. Honorable Mentions were awarded to both Julie Mitchell (Atlanta, GA) for her piece Vérfürdő and to Isaac Pyatt (Greensboro, NC) for his piece Morn.

We were delighted to see so many active composers producing such wonderful and inventive works. This project has given us continued hope for the future of New Music! Many thanks to everyone who participated.


Treefalls and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra are looking for new works by Emerging Composers for the SPO Brass Quintet. The chosen piece will be performed by the ensemble on their March 4, 2016 "Espresso Shot #3: Caffé Americano" concert in Spartanburg, SC.

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$250 & Performance

In addition to a performance of the new work in March, the composer of the chosen work will receive $250.00, two concert tickets, plus a small travel stipend.
NOTE: Attendance is required.

$150 Honorable Mentions

To encourage New Music in our area and promote musical community, two additional composers will be recognized by Treefalls and the SPO. Each will receive awards of $150.00, two concert tickets, and a small travel stipend to attend the concert.


Eligible Composers:

  • must be a resident of SC, NC, or GA;
  • must not hold a graduate degree in Theory/Composition or have notable accomplishments in the field of music Composition;
  • must be able to attend the March 4 concert in Spartanburg, SC.


  • two Trumpets, one Horn, one Trombone, and one Tuba;

  • must be written for the full quintet (no subsets please);

  • works that call for standard/typical doubling will be considered;

  • no electro-acoustic works at this time please.

About the piece:

  • 8 minutes or less;
  • composed/written after Jan 1, 2011;
  • preference will be given to works that have not received a premier performance*;
  • eligible works will not have been professionally recorded & released before March 4, 2016.


  • a brief bio, 200-250 words (in English);
  • a PDF of score and parts (may be separate files or may be one file);
  • program notes, no more than 300 words (in English);
  • a link to an audio file recording of the piece; it may be on Soundcloud, Dropbox, etc. (Live musicians preferred, piano renditions accepted, and good midi is okay - just so long as we can tell what's what.)

Send all to:

by 11:59pm (EST) on Saturday, Jan 16, 2016*

notifications will be sent out by Feb 8, 2016

*this reflects the recent deadline extension


Additional Notes

  • There is NO LIMIT to the number of pieces a composer can submit, but we kindly ask that you do not overwhelm us; a good maximum number is around 3. Feel free to email us if yours is a special case.
  • Chosen works remain under the copyright of their composers and do not transfer in any way to Treefalls.
  • Composers whose works have been chosen from Calls for Scores in the past are eligible provided one year has (12 months have) passed since the performance of her/his piece on the Treefalls series.
  • In addition to the $250 that will be awarded to the composer of the chosen work, a small travel stipend will be given to attend the March 4 concert in Spartanburg, SC. Treefalls will be happy to assist in finding a suitable hotel, offer driving directions, etc.
  • Award checks will come from the Music Foundation of Spartanburg and will be given to composers at the time of the concert. Travel expenses will be in the form of reimbursement and/or paid by the MFS also at the time of the concert.
  • Treefalls reserves the right to not choose a piece if none are deemed suitable or we cannot accommodate them in the time given. We also reserve the right to choose more than one piece as well, so send us your stuff!


* Ultimately, we will choose the piece that best suits both the program and the ensemble. However, in keeping with the Mission of the organization, our desire is to present works that have not been heard before.