Currently accepting submissions!
Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st 2022), regardless of country. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. We look forward to reviewing your submission!
Founded in 1999, The Musical Offering is a musical home for beginners to bloom and for more experienced musicians to explore their craft. We are proud of our process-oriented teaching philosophy, professional and friendly faculty, investments in local schools, and partnerships with arts organizations equally committed to making music more accessible for all.
Submission deadline is Friday, September 30, 2022 at 5pm CDT.
Level 1 (ages 12-14)
1st Prize: $350
2nd Prize: $250
3rd Prize: $150
Single movement for string quartet (2 violins, viola,
Duration: up to 5'00"
Level 2 (ages 15-18)
1st Prize: $450
2nd Prize: $350
3rd Prize: $250
Single movement for string quartet (2 violins, viola, and cello)
Duration: up to 8'00"
Additional Instrumentation: Electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video) are allowed.
Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable. No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted. Winning submissions will be selected in October 2022 and performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in the November of 2022. Winners will receive video recordings of their music. The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Scholarships are available.