Call for Scores

We are committed to supporting new music in our community
because we believe it is integral to the artistic development of classical music.

Submission deadline: 11:59pm on November 1, 2018
Selected work announced: December 1, 2018

The chosen composer will receive a $200 honorarium, a performance of their work on April 26, 2019
at the First United Methodist Church (203 S. 200 E. SLC, UT), as well as a high quality video and recording of their work.


Submission Guidelines

  • Materials and questions should be e-mailed to roscocallforscores@gmail.com

  • PDF of score and individual parts

    • No names should be on the parts to keep anonymity

  • Info Sheet (PDF)

    • Composer’s name

    • Title of the submission

    • Length of the work

    • Short bio

    • Contact information

  • No submission fee


Composition Guidelines

  • Instrumentation for 2 violins, viola, and cello

  • Local composers from Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, or Wyoming

  • The piece must be between 5-15 minutes

  • Works previously premiered or written in the last ten years can be submitted and only one submission per composer is permitted

  • We strongly encourage the chosen composer to work with the quartet during the rehearsal process and to make travel arrangements for the premiere


Decision Process

  • The chosen work will be decided by members of the Rosco String Quartet through an anonymous review process

  • A third party will prepare the scores for review