The 2020 Call for Scores is now closed! 

Winners will be announced by March 15



Eligible participants:

  • Open to women composers

  • No age limit

  • Composers/performers will be considered

Submitted works should be:

  • Under 15 minutes in length

  • Single or multi-movement work. In the case of multi-movement works, we reserve the right to play selections

  • Scored for one to six performers; available instruments, voice types, and ensembles are listed below

  • Written no earlier than January 1, 2015


Submissions must include:

  • PDF of score (please upload a PDF with the file name formatted as: lastname_compositiontitle.pdf)

  • Recording of submitted work

    • Provide URL link, i.e. Sound Cloud, YouTube (midi, mp3, or video)

  • Bio (100 words or less)

  • Program notes

  • Composer/performers only: a recording of the applicant performing must be submitted; acceptance as a performer is at the discretion of the festival

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Submission Guidelines

  • All materials must be submitted no later than February 1, 2020, 11:59pm (Central Time)

  • Late submissions will not be accepted

  • All submitted fees are non-refundable

  • Files must be uploaded through the LunART Festival website during the submission period -

  • Applicants may submit multiple scores, but must complete a separate application for each submission

  • Up to three compositions will be selected; one work will be performed for each evening concert

  • We reserve the right to not program any compositions

Selected composers will receive:

  • A cash prize of $200 

  • Performance of composition

  • Professional live audio & video recording of composition

If able to attend the festival, composers will receive:

  • Free housing

  • Free entry into all festival events

  • Rehearsal with musicians


Instruments available


  • String quartet

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Bass


  • Wind quintet

  • Saxophone quartet

  • Flute (piccolo, alto, bass)

  • Clarinet (bass, E flat)

  • Oboe (English horn, oboe d’amore)

  • Bassoon

  • Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)


  • Brass quintet

  • Trumpet

  • French horn

  • Euphonium

  • Trombone

  • Tuba

Any voice type, as a solo vocal part or a member of an ensemble.


If your work includes prepared piano, please contact us before submitting.


If your work includes percussion, please contact us about intended instrumentation. Percussion instruments available for the festival are limited.



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