We will perform each of our winners' works during our 2020-21 season

"Openwork, knotted object // Trellis in bloom //

lightning ache"

by inti figgis-vizueta

Read more about inti figgis-vizueta here

"Bian Lian"

by Luk Wai Chun

Read more about Luk Wai Chun here

Honorable Mentions

"Listening Through an Open Door"

"Listening Through an Open Door"

Nicholas V. Hall

"Fractal Miniatures"

"Fractal Miniatures"

Roger Zare

Catchfire Collective Call for Scores


Catchfire Collective is excited to announce a Call for Scores for their upcoming 2020-2021 Season. The winning composer will have their work featured on one of our concerts next year. Submissions of all aesthetic styles are welcome, as well as pieces that have been previously premiered.


Who We Are: Through innovative and powerful performances, Catchfire Collective reignites the chamber music experience. By advocating for and supporting the contemporary music repertoire, Catchfire Collective cultivates inspiring and unique concerts for a broad range of audiences.


Based in North Carolina, Catchfire Collective has offered dynamic on-stage musical experiences since its founding. The ensemble’s last season featured music by George Crumb, Fjola Evans, Charles Peck, Robin McLaughlin, Carl Schimmel, and Zhou Tian, among others. They have also recently been featured as a guest ensemble at Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, High Point University, and the University of North Carolina’s Pembroke and Greensboro campuses. They were invited to be the featured ensemble at the Second Annual Darkwater Women in Music Festival.


Instrumentation: Composers must submit scores for our full sextet instrumentation. They may not include any other instruments, and may not be a subset of our instrumentation. Works submitted may include electronic elements. Our instrumentation is as follows:


Flute (Flute or Piccolo)

Clarinet (Bb Clarinet or Bass Clarinet)






We welcome pieces with creative percussion and technology needs, but note that the feasibility of programming the work will affect our decision.


Submission: Please fill out this form. You will be asked to submit a score to your piece. We also highly recommend that you submit a recording or video. MIDI renderings are acceptable.


Duration: 6-12 minutes

Fee: None

Deadline: May 15th

Prize: The winner will have their work programmed on Catchfire Collective’s 2020-2021 season. If your piece is selected, we will need you to provide a full set of parts free of charge, as well as your biography. We would love to have you at our performance of your work, however, we will not require your attendance.


We reserve the right to make multiple awards.

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