Performances: Mid-October 2017, date TBA

Venues: TBA in Portland. Possible preview or followup in Eugene.

Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PDT, Monday, June 5th, 2017

Eligibility: All Cascadia members in good standing, except those who had works in the Cascadia chapter concert in May of 2017 (make sure your dues are paid up for 2017, thank you).

Concert theme: Open. We’ll develop a theme from the works submitted.

Instrumentation: The Delgani String Quartet, which resides in Eugene (follow link for more info and sound clips). Cascadia will pay the group’s fee in return for a fee not to exceed $100 from each selected composer. Electroacoustic works that use the entire quartet are also acceptable. Up to two additional musicians (including percussionists and singers) may be included at the composer’s expense. Musicians subject to approval by the DSQ – it’s anticipated these would be from the Eugene or possibly Salem area.

Submission procedure: Anonymous submission. Remove or blank out anything on the score or other submitted media which identifies the composer. Check authorship, copyright notices, logos, program notes, performance notes, and so forth. However, DO include the duration of the work prominently displayed on the score. Scores which don’t meet these requirements by the submission deadline will not be considered.

Composers may submit up to two works, but at most one can be performed. Preference will be given to works under 12 minutes.

Submit the following through the submission form on the Cascadia website. It’s helpful if filenames begin with the work’s title or an identifiable part of it.

 Score in PDF format, anonymous but displaying duration.

Recording if available (MIDI is OK if none is) in MP3 format. A link may be submitted instead, but make sure nothing in the link or the player window identifies the composer.

Text file in standard format (such as .txt, .doc, .rtf or .pdf), with the title, composer, program notes, bio, and any other information pertaining to the piece which may be of interest. These won’t be accessible to the selection committee. If there’s some aspect of the score or recording you feel needs an additional explanatory note (not a program note), indicate that in the submission form’s annotation text box.

Lyrics permission – If there are lyrics which are not in the public domain, include a text file in a standard format showing you have permission to use them.

Selections will be announced by June 26th, 2017, and parts are due the end of the same week. Questions? Please contact Jeff Winslow at Thank you and good luck! Jeff Winslow for Cascadia Composers (chapter of NACUSA)