Call for Scores

CFS 2015

“Working with Arizona Pro Arte and conductor Timothy Verville was a great experience.
The performance of my orchestra piece ‘Genius Loci- Spirit of Place’ was very musical and
the performers and conductor are enthusiastic about presenting interesting new programs.
This is a group I hope to work with again in the future.”

–Ingrid Stölzel, 2012-2013 Call for Scores Winner

2015 Call For Scores Message from Artistic Director and Conductor, Timothy Verville

Hello friends,

I want to address you as such because I feel that throughout our 2015 Call For Scores, I have gotten to know nearly a thousand new personalities. You shared your music with us, you shared yourself with us, and we are grateful for the opportunity to get to know you.

With over 920 applicants this year, more than double last year, you exceeded our expectations not only from the quantity of applicants, but the quality of the music. To put that into perspective, with an average submitted work length of fourteen minutes, you provided 12,880 minutes (214.66 hours) of music. This is completely astonishing! If we held a concert every week, it would take us nearly 200 weeks to perform them all, almost four years time.

But the reality is that we must only select a very small handful of those works submitted. Know that our selection is not a crowning of “King of Composer Hill” but rather, choosing those works we felt best suited by our artistic team to match our goals for the intended performance. As happens every year, there were far too many amazing pieces we were unable to choose this time around. I hate to pass them up, but it is great to know that they/you are out there.

We greatly appreciate each and every submission. We hope, as demonstrated by our unintended delay in the announcement, you feel that your work is valued and was given the time and consideration it deserves. I would invite you to reapply next season. As it is with friends, seeing you (through your music) again would be truly wonderful. 

All Best,

Timothy Verville



2015 Arizona Pro Arte Call For Scores Winners

Joyce Wai-chung Tang  Lineae

Mo Zhao Fantasy and Dance inspired by Uyghur Folk Music



Previous Winners


Aharon Harlap Sinfonia Breve 

Michael-Thomas Foumai The Divine Comedy 



Ingrid Stölzel Genius Loci, Spirit of Place

Adria L. Stolk Pear Tree












The deadline for our 2015 Call for Scores has passed. The following information is for reference only. Please send no materials as they can not be considered.

2015 Call For Scores Project Description

One to five (1-5) compositions will be selected and be performed on Arizona Pro Arte’s September 19th, 2015 concert at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona with original choreography and dancers.


Submissions may consist of any combination of standard orchestral instruments up to eight (8) performers and may/may not include prerecorded tape/audio track. Tape/audio track does not count against total number of performers. Of the performers, a maximum of two may be percussionists. A maximum of one piano may be utilized. Entries with harp will be considered.

Exceptions on instrumentation may be granted on a case by case basis. Exceptions will be considered until one week before the submission deadline. Please use the contact form for exception inquiries here.


The submitted work may be any number of movements, not to exceed a total of twenty minutes in duration.

Application Fee

There is no application fee for our Call for Scores project.

Submission Limit

Each applicant is allowed to submit only one (1) work for this project. Previously submitted works may be resubmitted.


The winner will receive a performance of his or her work by Arizona Pro Arte with the possibility of professional recording. At this time, there is no planned monetary award, but in the event of a change in award policy, all applicants will be notified immediately and our online rules and regulations will be updated.


Any person of any nationality/age/gender/race is encouraged to apply.


The deadline for either method of submission (see methods below) is April 3rd, 2015. Any materials received after this date will not be considered regardless of postmark.

Early submissions are strongly encouraged.


The winner(s) will be announced via our website on April 17th, 2015. Due to receiving more than double the entries of last year’s Call For Scores (over 920 applicants,) we regrettably must postpone the announcement until May 1st 2015.

The winner will be required to supply performance materials (physical or electronic) by no later than July 17th, 2015.

The winner will be required to provide performing rights for this concert.

Arizona Pro Arte retains the right to select no winner for this competition, though we would rather that not happen.

Submission Methods

Submit materials online at 

or mail submissions to:

Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble – Call for Scores

PO Box 17387

Fountain Hills, AZ 85269


What to Submit

  • Score (PDF for online submission)
  • Audio file/CD – Instrumental performance or midi (online mp3 upload 20MB maximum size or link to hosted file)*
  • Biography** (350 words maximum)

*This is required due to involvement of dancers. Submissions without audio will not be considered.

**Biography is optional. Less emphasis is put on composer biography and more on substance of music. 


— The online submission form can be accessed at the top right corner of this page under the text “Ready to Apply.”— 


Return of Materials

If you physically mailed materials and would like them returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with appropriate postage paid.


If at anytime you have questions, please contact us here.


Good luck! We look forward to seeing your work!