Opportunities for composers to get the works be performed and video recorded by professional musicians in concert halls. 

Sydney Contemporary Orchestra is a non profit organisation. It is dedicated to exploring and promoting new music of contemporary composers. It provides service for composers who wish to share hiring fees with other composers for a symphony orchestra to perform and to video record their works in concert form.
 
Thanks to the SCO Foundation support, we can reduce the composers' sharing fee to a very small portion of the entire cost.
 
Thanks to our volunteer managers of the SCO Management Committee that enables us to continue providing services to composers.
 

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The sharing fee covers:

  1. Concert Performance - Selected works will be performed by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra in concert halls in Sydney Australia.
  2. Open Rehearsals - Composers are welcome to the open rehearsals to discuss and explain their works;
  3. Video Recording - The recording will be taken during the concerts,
  4. Digital Publishing -The recordings will be published on our website via YouTube, enabling a lasting legacy for personal and/or commercial purposes.
  5. List composers' names and the works on our website - All recorded works will be listed on our website, one of the largest websites for contemporary composers and contemporary compositions with a high visitor traffic flow.

 

REGULATIONS OF PARTICIPATION

Composers of all nationalities and ages who wish to video record their music may submit the works to apply for a fee share position.


5 categories:

A. Contemporary Piano Music
B. Contemporary String Quartets
C. Contemporary Chamber Music
D. Contemporary Orchestral music (Double winds orchestra)
E. Contemporary Orchestral Music (Triple winds orchestras)


Category A - Contemporary Piano Music
Instrumentation: Piano solo


up to 5 minutes $500 AUD
More than 5 up to 10 minutes $1000 AUD
More than 10 up to 15 minutes $1500 AUD
More than 15 up to 20 minutes $2000 AUD

Category B - Contemporary String Quartets
Instrumentation: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello


up to 5 minutes $1000 AUD
More than 5 up to 10 minutes $1500 AUD
More than 10 up to 15 minutes $2000 AUD
More than 15 up to 20 minutes $2500 AUD

Category C - Contemporary Chamber Music
Any instrumentation within the following combination: 1.1.1.1., 1.1.1.1., 1 percu., 1.1.1.1.1.

up to 5 minutes $2000 AUD
More than 5 up to 10 minutes $2500 AUD
More than 10 up to 15 minutes $3000 AUD
More than 15 up to 20 minutes $3500 AUD

Category D - Contemporary Orchestral Music (Double winds orchestra)
Instrumentation:2.2.2.2., 4.2.2.1., Timp. 1 percu., harp. 10.8.6.6.4.

up to 5 minutes $3500 AUD
More than 5 up to 10 minutes $4000 AUD
More than 10 up to 15 minutes $4500 AUD
More than 15 up to 20 minutes $5500 AUD

Category E - Contemporary Orchestral Music (Triple winds orchestra)
Instrumentation: 3.3.3.3., 4.3.3.1., Timp. 2 perc., harp. 12.10.8.8.6

up to 5 minutes $4500 AUD
More than 5 up to 10 minutes $5000 AUD
More than 10 up to 15 minutes $5500 AUD
More than 15 up to 20 minutes $6500 AUD

 

SELECTING CRITERIA:

  1. High artistic value and musical content 
  2. High level of originality and compositional techniques 
  3. Willing and be able to make sharing fee


HOW TO SUBMIT:


Provide the following materials:

  1. Score
  2. Orchestral parts (if ready)
  3. Audio or video (if available)
  4. Photo
  5. Biography
  6. Program notes


The materials can be submitted by:


There is no deadline for submission. 
The finalised program for each concert will be announced whenever the 90 minutes music is confirmed.  Later submissions may be scheduled for next year. 
If the work is selected you will receive an official confirmation letter/invoice, and an instruction for payment methods.
After the payment is completed you will receive an official receipt and the details of the concert and rehearsal schedules. 

For any questions please contact us:
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No one else in Sydney is doing this, and you are providing a great contribution to our musical scene.

Steven Machamer - Timpanist 

 

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....an amazing energy, funding and collecting works is needed to organize and realize an orchestra such as SCO and all these wonderful concerts, you make the quality of music rise in every musical work and there are not a lot of you out there.

Trimor Dhomi - Composer (Kosovo)

 

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The SCO has been doing very interesting work indeed and certainly worthy of support.

Prof  Stuart Geoffrey Andrew Greenbaum - Composer (Australia)