Call for Scores 2018 Piano Solo : Results Announced









The reviewing panel was impressed by the plurality of compositional styles and voices displayed in the 27 applications received. The preliminary selection has revealed 7 compositions noted for their originality, inventiveness, and expressive potential.  


The final results are as follows:


Winning compositions (tie):*

Nahyun Kim: “Hypochondriasis” for piano solo

Mei-Fang Lin: “Mistress of the Labyrinth” for piano solo


Special Citations:


Special Citation for powerful and sincere musical expression of perennial and current, individual and collective humanistic and existential topics:

  • Niloufar Nourbakhsh: “HbeaRt” from F I X E D HbeaRt for Piano and Live Electronics/Fixed Audio Media**


Special Citation for inventive use of extended techniques:

  • Liza Sobel – “VI. Didgeridoo”  from Pianagerie – Seven vignettes for piano solo


*One of the winning compositions will be performed in H.E.R. hear| echo | reflect. The other selected work will be programmed in Kaleidoscope MusArt’s 2018-19 concert season.

** To be programmed in Kaleidoscope MusArt’s 2018-19 concert season.




Open to emerging women composers.



• Performance of the composition at the Steinway Piano Gallery Miami, in H.E.R. hear|echo|reflect program of the Kaleidoscope MusArt “Spotlights” Series. This  concert will be scheduled during Women’s History Month (March 2018), celebrating the creativity of women composers.

• The selected composition will be performed by one of our Kaleidoscope MusArt team members. To learn more about the pianists in the team, click here.

• The performance of the selected work will be recorded live, and shared on our youtube channel and other social media upon composer’s approval.

• All submissions will be reviewed by Kaleidoscope MusArt team members.

• The artistic committee may choose two shorter works, or one longer composition for this occasion.

• All works submitted will be considered for future programming.



1. Length of composition: 6-10 mins.

2. The composition can include the use of fixed audio media. *

3. The submitted work can include extended techniques. *

4. The submitted work cannot be for a prepared piano. *

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• Submission deadline: November 20, 2017

• Results to be announced: December 15, 2017

• Performance of the work:

March 24, 2018, at 5:00pm
hear | echo | reflect
at the Steinway Piano Gallery
4104 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146
(This concert presented as part of Kaleidoscope MusArt’s Spotlights Series, 2017-18 season Out of Doors)



1.  PDF of the submitted composition. Optional addition to submission: MP3 recording (midi-file acceptable).

2. A brief description of the work.

3. CV/Resume.

4. List of works (including instrumentation and dates of composition).

5. Two work samples (PDF + audio/video recording), at least one of which must be a composition for solo piano.

6. Administrative Submission Fee: $15. Please include the receipt with your application.

7. Send all the required materials in one email, either as attachments and/or links to with the subject line: Call for Scores 2018 + Your Name.

8. Application materials and payment are both due on November 20, 2017.

Call for Scores 2018