Revolving Call for Submissions
(works are accepted year-round - no deadline)
Foris Choir seeks original works from emerging choral composers for performance in multiple concerts in the Portland area.
Works should be a cappella, written for 4-12 voices (can be any combo of SATB), and no longer than 10 minutes.
Ideally, works will be written using standard musical notation, but it's not required so don't let that hold you back! Our choir may be able to learn your piece by ear or transcribe your work. Formal music training is not required.
Composers meet with the choir to provide direction and info regarding their vision for the piece and to get feedback from and exchange ideas with the choir to aide composers in developing their craft. Composers may also receive some mentoring support in refining their pieces if desired.
Emerging composers of color, women composers, LGBTQA composers, and composers with disabilities of all ages are especially encouraged to apply.
Choral composers/song writers working in any genre are encouraged to apply.
About Foris Choir
We're a nonprofessional choir who've mostly sung classical music together but have a range of musical interests and backgrounds. (We also have a few singer slots available, if you'd like to sing with us as well!) We've come together with the goals of producing interesting and beautiful performances, fostering singer-composer collaborations, and spotlighting emerging local composers.
To Submit Your Work
If interested, please email us with:
A description of your experience composing choral music and any opportunities, if any, you’ve had to hear your music performed.
Your original work in PDF format, along with a MIDI or live audio recording if you have one.
Works submitted for consideration will not be shared with anyone outside of the choir. Everyone who submits a work will be notified whether or not their work will be performed by Foris. (If a work is selected for performance by Foris, the composer will be notified of the venue and date, and be promoted in promotional materials and at the performance.)
Questions? Contact us with questions or for more information. And be sure to sign up for our mailing list below. Thank you!