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Snapshot 2020 – Call For Scores


DESCRIPTION: West Edge Opera (in Berkeley/Oakland, CA) is soliciting excerpts of unproduced works combining music and theater to present in Snapshot – a series of performances presented to the public in a professional concert setting. Collaborating with San Francisco-based Earplay ( as the instrumental ensemble, Snapshot is an opportunity for West Coast composers and librettists to get shorter works or excerpts of longer works on their feet with world class vocalists and instrumentalists. The performances are attended by the general public and are profiled and reviewed by high profile publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, KDFC, and KQED.

Snapshot seeks to champion both established and emerging West Coast composers and librettists and ultimately create a collaborative and supportive community for creators, performers, and audience members who are passionate about the future of opera and music theater.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS: Call for Submissions Opens: June 21st, 2019
Call for Submissions Closes: September 16, 2019
Choices will be made by: October 15th, 2019

Successful submissions will be asked to orchestrate for our small ensemble of piano and up to 6 instruments including violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet. Successful submissions will also entail participation in an interview video to be shown before each excerpt during the program, and put on our website.

GENRE: Operas  


September 16
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