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2020 Music & Movement  
Call for Scores

July 16, 2020

East Lansing, Michigan


The Music & Movement brings together local artists - musicians, dancers, composers, visual artists - to collaborate in a shared performance space in order to build a strong arts community in the Greater Lansing area. 


General Information

The ConTempus musicians and Happendance dancers are seeking submissions of short work(s) by Michigan-based composers. While not mandatory, works related to or inspired by various landmarks, scenes, stories, and spirits of Detroit, Michigan will be given priority consideration. The final selection(s) will be read, choreographed, and rehearsed in a workshop setting, then performed publicly and recorded live. If the concert venue allows, audiences will be invited to attend a Question & Answer session with performers, composers, and dancers.


  • Each winner will:

    • participate in a workshop with musicians and dancers (August 9, 2018)

    • be featured in the project promotion

    • be recognized at the public performance of the composition at the Detroit Institute of Arts (During the Detroit Dance City Festival, August 10-12, 2018)

    • receive a copy of the live recording of the performance


  • One of the following:

    • A current student or recent graduate of a college or university degree program located in Michigan

    • A current or former resident of Michigan

  • Please note, winner(s) must be available for the scheduled workshop, performance, and any promotional events as needed.

Call for Scores

  • Applications due by Midnight (EST), Friday, June 1, 2018

  • All applications must be submitted via email.

  • Winners will be announced by June 15th, 2018.

  • Once selected, winners must provide a printed and bound copy of the score and parts, and a professional photo for promotional purposes.

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