The deadline is November 20 for composers to submit scores for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 11th annual orchestra reading session in March 2015. Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania and be in the early stages of their careers, and submitted works must not have previously received a performance or reading by a professional orchestra. Scores must be received by the November 20 deadline, and submissions will be evaluated by Mason Bates, the PSO’s composer of the year. Up to four selected works will be announced on December 8, with at least one slot reserved for students from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, or West Virginia University. On March 21, 2015 at Heinz Hall, the selected works will receive readings by the PSO, led by Lawrence Loh and Fawzi Haimor, the orchestra’s resident conductors. For more details, click here or call 412-392-4828.
Posted October 15, 2014