Call for Composers: String Quartet Smackdown

  • Deadline / Program Start: 12/01/2019
  • Organization: Golden Hornet
  • Organization Type: Performance/Presenting Facility
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Primary Discipline: Interdisciplinary
  • Recurring: No
  • URL: Link

olden Hornet’s String Quartet Smackdown is a bracketed, NCAA basketball style tournament competition which brings original string quartet compositions head-to-head in front of a live, participatory audience. All sixteen finalists receive a professional studio recording of their work. One finalist is determined the champion by the voting audience, and wins a cash prize.

Composers of any age, experience level, and background are welcome to submit. There are no geographic constraints – we welcome submissions from around the world. Beyond instrumentation — compositions must be written for a traditional string quartet — there are no style constraints. In particular, we encourage submissions from individuals who identify with historically marginalized and/or underrepresented demographics, especially within the field of classical music.

There is no cost to enter or participate. Simply complete this form by DECEMBER 1, 2019 @ Midnight (Central Standard Time). Any submissions received after this deadline will NOT be considered.

*** We strongly encourage you to review the “Frequently Asked Questions” before preparing your submission or contacting us. They can be found at ***

We look forward to receiving your submission – good luck!