Call for scores are a nice way to connect composers and ensembles, regardless of the outcome of the selection process. I’ve always found it hard (probably because I didn’t look that hard) to find opportunities. Of course there is the American Composers Forum (join the ACF) and a plethora of other sites, but a lot of musicians connect on Twitter.
On Twitter, conversations are easy to find and follow through hastags (something Twitter users themselves came up with.) If you use a Twitter client like Tweedeck, you can create a column and track the conversations (here #callforscores). Sweet. But what’s better than a hashtag to both spread the word and learn about opportunities? A bot.
For example, Marina Finkelmeier was the first one to use @callForScores yesterday, to promote “Waking the Monster“:
— Maria Finkelmeier (@mariafinkperc) August 10, 2015
You can also use @callForScores in the body of your tweet:
— Sustainist Media (@sustainistmedia) August 10, 2015
Like many things in life, you will get out of it what you put into it. The more people follow @CallForScores and share the right things, the more useful it will be.
I hope that you’ll consider following @callForScores and sharing great opportunities!