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JAM's call for music opens, inviting submissions for choir, brass quintet and organ

Harriet Clifford

JAM’s composition submissions now open

8:17, 11th October 2019

JAM’s 20th call for music is now open, inviting submissions for choir, brass quintet and organ, or a combination of all of these forces.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 19 December at 5pm. Entrants who are successful will have their music performed and professionally recorded in JAM’s 2020 launch concert at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London on 19 March 2020. The submissions will be performed alongside previous JAM commissions by Paul Mealor, Julian Philips and Daniel Saleeb, with performers including the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge and Simon Hogan (organ).

In 2020, JAM will celebrate 20 years of commitment to new music in the UK, through commissioning music and calling new composers to submit their music to it. JAM receives thousands of submissions each year, with past entrants including Mealor, who responded to the call for music in 2002. Previous commissions from Jonathan Dove, Judith Bingham and Gabriel Jackson have won or been shortlisted for the British Composer Awards.

Entrants must be 18 or over and be born, living or studying in the UK. The full submission criteria can be found on the JAM website.

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