Call for Scores from Established Composers in SC, NC, and GA
Congratulations to composers, John Moody and David Cortello!

We are excited to offer the premiere of Moody's newest piece, Drip at the SPO's Espresso #2 concert. David Cortello's work, Pablo sketches Igor was a close runner up and certainly worthy of Honorable Mention.

We were quite pleased to hear all of the wonderful music from our region. Thank you to everyone who shared their works.


Treefalls and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra are looking for new works by Established Composers for the SPO Woodwind Chamber Ensemble. The chosen piece will be performed by the ensemble on their November 20, 2015 "Espresso Shot #2: French Roast" concert in Spartanburg, SC.

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$500 & Performance

In addition to a performance of the new work in November, the composer of the chosen work will receive $500.00, two concert tickets, plus a small travel stipend.
NOTE: Attendance is required.

Awarded to: John Moody
$250 Honorable Mention

To encourage and help promote New Music in our area, a second composer will be recognized with an award of $250.00 from the Music Foundation of Spartanburg.

Awarded to: David Cortello


Eligible Composers:

  • must be a resident of SC, NC, or GA
  • hold a graduate degree in Theory/Composition or have notable accomplishments in the field of music Composition
  • must be able to attend the Nov. 20 concert in Spartanburg, SC


  • one Flute, two Oboes, two Clarinets, two Bassoons (no Cbn), two Horns, and Piano

  • must be written for an ensemble of 4 to 9 players from the list above

  • 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, 2010
  • preference will be given to works that have not received a premier performance*
  • eligible works will not have been professionally recorded & released before Nov 20, 2015


  • 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, up to 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, Sept 26, 2015

notifications will be sent out by Oct 20, 2015


Additional Notes


* 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.