what’s next? ensemble
la composers project

LACP 2014 Call For Scores

- Submission to the LACP 2014 is now closed! Stay tuned for all kinds of exciting announcements about the work we received!

What’s Next?’s signature event is the Los Angeles Composers Project, an annual new music concert series on which the works of over 50 Los Angeles composers have been performed since 2009.

The 6th Annual Los Angeles Composers Project will take place at Art Share LA in Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, June 21st, 2014.

What's Next? is seeking 3 to 4 compositions for small ensembles to include on its program. Available instruments include flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion and guitar (classical or electric). Other instruments may be available. Electronics and other unusual instruments are welcomed, especially if the composer can provide or assist with them. Works will be selected for performance by members of the What’s Next? Ensemble and results announced in April 2014.


- Only composers residing in the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area are eligible to apply.
- Works under 10 minutes with modest percussion setups are easier to program.
- Composers may submit up to 3 compositions.


Works may be submitted either online (strongly preferred) or through snail mail:

Online Submission (preferred)

Include an open link to a PDF score on a file sharing service such as Dropbox, Box, etc. If available, also include a link to an mp3 recording. YouTube, Soundcloud or personal website links are acceptable.

If your submission requires additional musicians whom you can provide, please mention this in the “Additional Comments” section on the form. Please also explain any technical requirements for electronic works.

Snail Mail Submission

Send a score, CD (if available) and info sheet with name & contact information to:

What’s Next? Ensemble
LACP Call for Scores
℅ Ben Phelps
1628 ½ Edgecliffe Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90026

DEADLINE (postmark) MARCH 1st, 2014

For questions, please contact:
Alexander Elliott Miller:       alexander.e.miller <- at -> gmail <- dot -> com

Donate today!

You can make a tax deductible donation to the Los Angeles Composer's Project through our fiscal sponsor, the Pasadena Arts Council. Your donation of any amount will go a long way to ensuring the success of the 2014 festival.

Compendium of Composers

Over the five year history of the Los Angeles Composers Project, What's Next? has performed and championed the works of 50 Los Angeles based composers. It's a track record like no other. Those composers are:

Juhi Bansal
Jason Barabba
Jonathan Bartz
John Bergamo
Christoper Brakel
Paul Chihara
Stephen Cohn
Robin Cox
Donald Crockett
Donald Davis
Robert Denham
Patricia Da Silva
Dante De Silva
Ralph D'Ignazio
John Eagle
Sean Friar
Sarah Gibson
Eric Guinivan
Stephen Hartke
Jason F. Heath
Sean Heim
Jeffrey Holmes
Vera Ivanova
Arthur Jarvinen
David Johnson
Francis Kayali
Veronika Krausas
William Kraft
Ian Krouse
Morten Lauridsen
Anne LeBaron
Liviu Marinescu
A.J. McCaffrey
Alexander Miller
Erica Muhl
Shaun Naidoo
Nick Norton
Kenji Oh
Jeffrey Parola
Ben Phelps
Michael Pisaro
David Plylar
Isaac Schankler
Lalo Schifrin
Alan Shockley
Frank Ticheli
Joseph Trapanese
Alexander Tovar
David Utzinger
Richard Valitutto
Corey Wallace
David Werfelmann

What's Next? Ensemble is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council's EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program

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