2016 Gwangju Music Festival Call for Score (category 7 added)
Asia Culture Center(ACC) is one of most prestigious venues in Korea for performing arts. In particular, the performing art division is well-received in the music world for its innovative repertories and for continuous devotion in cultural exchanges.
Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the Opening of the Asia Culture Center
Contemporary Music and Performing Arts Festival
‘Asia’s Cultural Window to the World: Symphony for ASIA’
Call for score
Subject: Voice of Asia, Sound of Asia
(All works of applicants should be fit to the subject)
Submissions and Guideline:
Application Form (Only ISCM-Members can apply, except category 4,8,9, One entry per person)
Composer bio and program note
PDF file of the score (labeled LASTNAME_COMPOSITIONTITLE)
Audio file (if applicable), should be labeled as same as PDF
The duration of works should be less than 15 minutes.
Deadline: August 20, 2016
ZIP all files and send as one zip file to
All selected composers in all categories would need to be able to ATTEND the festival (4 nights accommodatioin will be provide)
All selected composers in category 1-7 will be given $500 cash prize.
All selected composers are requested 2 more Scores for ACC archiving.
Copyright of all works belong to authors, however the copyright license of selected works in Category 8 and 9 would be possessed by ACC.
1. Symphony Orchestra (with or without Soloist)
Standard instrumentation for quadruple winds symphony orchestra
Percussions: bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, triangle, slap stick, guiro, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, gong, conga, sleigh bells, bongo, tubular bells, glockenspiel, claves
Soloist would be standard western instrument or voice.
2. Chamber Ensemble
Fl. Oboe. Cla. Bssn. 2 Vln. Vla. V.C.
Any combination, but Octet would be preferred.
3. Chinese Chamber orchestra
Di, Sheng, Yangqin, Liuqin/Ruan (oneplayer), Pipa, Guzheng, Erhu
Any combination, but full instrumentation might be preferred.
4. Electronic Work
All sound files must be MP3 format.
Composers are responsible for special installation and the performers on location.
Channels for audio playback are limited to 8 channels.
Multichannel works will be judged from a stereo mix.
5. Concerto for String Orchestra (2/2/2/2/1) and Asian Folk instrument
Composers are responsible for casting of soloist
Performance and accommodation fee for player will be paid by ACC.
6. Four hands piano work for youth
It should be suitable for youth
Duration should be less than 6 minutes
7. Voice work for youth choir (boys or mixed)
It should be suitable for youth
Duration should be less than 7 minutes
8. Composition Competition (age under 35)
Instrumentation: PIANO QUINTET.
Works should be 6 to 10 minutes in duration and written in recent 3 years.
The submitted work must have had no prior public performances in Korea.
There is no entry fee.
Semi-final is set on November 26, 2016 (Selected composer will be contact personally)
First Prize ₩3.000.000, Second Prize ₩2.000.000
9. Signal Music of ACC
Audio file must be submitted (mp3 format).
Any type of music can be accepted.
Duration should not exceed 30 seconds
Selected winner will be prized ₩5.000.000 cash award
Application Form : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9z8uy15cxumxnxm/AAAXTSlLkxYUjYzHqj2Qv7TGa?dl=0
Asia Culture Center Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWUwEIbZFX0&feature=youtu.be