Music Opportunity

Are you a composer or know one?

We are all about collaboration here at Frame.  All about it.  And once a year, we open a Music Composition Competition to find new collaborators for our live and film work.  Last year’s winner was Micah Clark.  His music was in both Mortar, Sylphs Wrote and Satin Stitch.  A talented composer, his works were necessary for the work that we made, and played an integral role in shaping the piece.  Mortar would not be Mortar without Micah Clark.  The reason we selected his music was the depth of the sound.  I heard Stravinsky and Debussy and his own voice.  An old, old soul but at the same time fresh.

It’s that time when we open the competition again, to find this year’s winner and collaborator with Frame.  Here are the details:


2011-2012 Frame Dance Productions Music Composition Competition

Note: The deadline is January 6, 2012.

Frame Dance Productions announces its competition to select a piece of music for its upcoming Spring season. Its two-fold purpose is to offer outstanding emerging composers a forum for their recognition as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the dance performance company, Frame Dance Productions. We are looking for completed pieces, or for samples in consideration for a future work.

Award and Performance
The winning composer’s music will be the basis of a new original work– film and/or live and will be featured prominently as a collaborator with Frame Dance Productions.

All composers, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are eligible.

Submission Guidelines
Works may be written for solo, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet.
Acoustic works that utilize electronic playback are also acceptable.
Electronic music is accepted and encouraged.

All music must be unpublished.


Interested composers should submit:

• a recording of the piece on a CD
• a biography, with current address, e-mail address, and phone number, and
• a stamped, self-addressed envelope, if they wish their music returned.

Entry Fee and Deadline
The entry fee is $15.00 and composers may submit up to three selections.  Make checks payable to Frame Dance Productions.

All entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 6, 2012.
Frame Dance Productions is not responsible for lost or damaged material.
The winning composition will be announced at on Friday, January 28, 2012.

For submission details please email
For more information on Frame Dance Productions, please visit


One comment

  1. Cathy says:

    It almost looks like this a “you pay us 15 dollars to work” opportunity. What is the compensation? I did not see that information.

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