Fresh Squeezed Opera is pleased to announce a Call for Scores to be performed by our ensemble at our annual Showcase in Fall 2020. 


Fresh Squeezed Opera looks to emerging artists and composers to create our performances within the contemporary music community. Our process lends itself to fulfilling learning experiences for everyone involved. We aim to create exceptional collaborative environments, making the pieces performed are truly living, breathing, works.


We do not require a fee to submit, but we kindly ask each composer to consider making a donation of $5. (Donations will not affect final decisions).

Submit 1-2 pieces that meet the following criteria:

  • Written on the theme of "the antidote to failure"

  • Between 7 – 15 minutes (can be multiple movements)

  • With the instrumentation of 1 singer, and a maximum of 5 instruments (can consist of sop/mezz/bari; fl, cl/b.cl, ob, bsn, hrn, v, va, c, piano, electronics (fixed or live), perc (limited))

  • The work submitted does not need to be un-performed (ie, this performance does not need to be the premiere of the work)


With your submission (by email to jflexner@freshsqueezedopera.com) please include the following information:

  • Composer Name

  • Librettist Name/Words by

  • Duration

  • Instrumentation

  • Program Notes (100-500 word summary of themes, music language, and why you chose the text)

  • Performance History

  • Recording (midis are acceptable)

NOTE if you are submitting via dropbox or another cloud-data service, please have your link up to date through March 2020.


DEADLINE: February 21, 2020.  

Please email jflexner@freshsqueezedopera.com with any questions