2018 Call for Scores

StageFree is pleased to announce a call for scores from composers residing in the National Capital Region. Submissions will be reviewed by members of StageFree’s leadership team, and selected pieces will be featured on a concert scheduled for June 2019.


The call is open to composers of any age or nationality who reside within one-hundred miles of the District of Columbia, USA. Composers affiliated with a college or university within the same radius are also eligible.


StageFree is a chamber music collective whose roster varies by performance. Submissions are welcome for any instrumentation, with or without electronics, including solo fixed media. Pieces requiring five players or fewer are preferred, especially those without piano.

Fee and submission limit

There is no submission fee. Each composer may submit up to three pieces which have been written in the last 10 years.


Please email a PDF of your score, biography, and city of residence/institutional affiliation to StageFreeDC@gmail.com. Recordings (including MIDI) are welcome but not required. If the composition includes a text copyrighted by someone other than the composer, please include documentation of permission to use that text.


All submissions must be received by 11:59pm EDT on June 15, 2018.

Reviewing and Results

Submissions will be reviewed by StageFree’s leadership board: April Angilletta, Michael Cantor Ceurvorst, Michael Fili, and Charles Perryman. Selected compositions will be featured on the final program of StageFree’s 2018-2019 season, which will be announced in August 2018. Featured composers will be notified by email before the season announcement. Scores not selected for performance this season will remain under consideration for future use.

NB. This Call for Scores does not represent a composition competition. There is no monitory prize, and there is no obligation that this performance represents a premiere. Factors contributing selection will include practical considerations such as instrumentation, length, and venue restrictions. Our goal for this Call is to provide a performance outlet for Washington area composers. 

If you have any questions about the StageFree Call for Scores, please contact Michael Fili at mpfili@mac.com.