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02 Feb 2021

Call for Scores: 3-Nation Concert

3-Nation Concert – 15 Jul 2021 (Th) (Venue TBA)

Submission Deadline: 14 May 2021 (F)

Caution: The deadline has been brought forward to 14 May 2021 (F). Please start composing if you have not!

Savour new music from this international concert – South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia – as the fruits of a collaboration between the Malaysian Composers Collective (MCC) and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO). 

Joining hands with Asian Composers League – Korea (ACL-Korea) and Composers Society of Singapore (CSS), MCC takes you on an aural journey as composers from the three contrasting cultures embark on an exchange of musical ideas that promises a kaleidoscope of colours and moods!


  1. The instrumentation is for any mixed ensemble of 2-10 players, chosen from the performers in this list:
    1. Woodwind: 3 flutes (can double piccolo and alto flute), 2 oboes (1 oboist can double English horn), 3 clarinets (1 clarinetist can double bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon
    2. Brass: 5 Horns, 4 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone and 1 Tuba
    3. Percussion: 3 Percussionists, 1 Timpanist
    4. String orchestra (any combination is possible as long as it does not exceed 10 players)
    5. 1 Harp
    6. 1 Piano (playing inside the piano is possible)
    7. Electronics: Simple and straightforward playback is possible.
  2. Duration: Max. 5 minutes
  3. Submit the following to 3nationconcert[at]cssingapore[dot]org by 14 May 2021 (F), with subject “3-Nation Concert – Score Submission”:
    1. A PDF of your score but without your name
    2. Another PDF containing your full name, bio, programme notes and (if any) performance instructions for your work.
    3. If you are including electronics, a tech rider in PDF.

Those who submit must be CSS Full Members or CSS Student Members. Not yet a CSS member? Join now!


1) Will there be a conductor for larger ensembles?

No. As this is a local chamber ensemble (musicians from MPO), we will not be having a conductor. A conductor is usually reserved for ensembles bigger than 16 players.

2) How will rehearsals be conducted as travel likely remains difficult in July?

The musicians may record the rehearsal session and send to the respective composers for comments, and improvements done during the preceding sessions. That being said, please send your score and parts in a timely manner, and ensure that they are legible.