Call for scores

MATA festival Call for scores


MATA seeks submissions from composers under age 40 for our 2016 Festival of New Music in New York City. We accept all music: fully notated, improvised, sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations and everything in between. Approximately 30 composers will be selected for our Spring 2016 MATA Festival. Selected composers will either receive a performance of a pre-existing work or a commission to write a new piece. Performers are among the world’s finest ensembles and in the past have included chamber groups large and small, vocalists, soloists, and much more.

Please submit links to scores and recordings of your two best works; a one-page resume; a list of compositions; and contact information through our website We will only accept digital submissions. There is no entrance fee.

Audio: we accept either links to recordings hosted on a personal website or through SoundCloud. Please provide direct links to the works submitted. Links must be streamable. YouTube and Vimeo links are acceptable if your work involves visual elements.

Scores: we accept links to PDF documents either through a personal website or Issuu.

Please ensure that your links remain in operation indefinitely, as the review process will take place in the spring and summer of 2015. Do not provide links that will expire after any period of time. If we cannot access your links, we are unable to evaluate your work.

Selected composers will be notified by Summer 2015.

If you have any questions about the submission process please check our FAQ and if you can’t find an answer there, email .


  • Recordings of two recent works: No more than two works are to be submitted. If you submit an orchestral work, please also send a chamber or solo work. MIDI recordings are discouraged but will be accepted.
  • Scores to accompany the above recordings: If scores are not pertinent to your work, please a link to a pdf explaining how the sound is created / produced.
  • Resume or C.V.: Please limit to one page
  • A list of works: Please include instrumentation and duration
  • Contact Information

Applicants must not have reached their 40th birthday on January 26, 2015. If you turn 40 on or after January 27, 2015 you are eligible. There are no exceptions to this rule.