Call for Scores- New Voices Art Song Series, 2023

Classical musicians – especially young musicians – need to study new works by living composers. Built on the foundation of North Star Music’s successful first offering, Modern Music for New Singers: 21st Century American Art Songs, the New Voices Art Song series 2023 creates a space for today’s best and brightest young art song composers.Each year, this series will choose 20 of the most exciting art song submissions from currently enrolled university-level composers.


  1. Composers must be enrolled and studying at a college or university (undergraduate or graduate level).
  2. Composers do NOT need to be composition majors to submit their songs.
  3. There is no fee for submission.
  4. Each composer may submit no more than 3 songs.
  5. Submission deadline is September 15, 2023.
  6. Notification of acceptance and contract will be sent by December 31, 2023.

Eligible works must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Original works for voice and piano
  • For previously published songs, upload a letter of express permission for use from the publisher.
  • All text must be in the public domain, or upload a letter of permission for use from the copyright holder.

New Voices Art Song Series Submission