"Mirasteros" wins string quartet call for scores competition!

"Mirasteros" ©2014 Susan Maughlin Wood

"Mirasteros" ©2014 Susan Maughlin Wood

My string quartet piece "Mirasteros" was one of ten works selected by blind jury in the Seattle Composers Alliance first-annual International Call for Scores Competition! 

If you're not familiar with what a "Call for Scores" is, it is mainly three things: a way to (potentially) get your work performed, a way to grow as a composer, and great incentive to do the specific kind of work that is "called for" so you at least have that in your basket when all is said and done, regardless of the outcome. One of the hardest things about composing (or creating in general) is narrowing down your options. A call for scores does the defining for you, and then you just treat it as an assignment. In this case it was a string quartet, 3-5 minutes in length. That was it.

I'm very pleased with this work, and so glad that I get to hear it and share it VERY SOON! As in, next week!

The ten winning works will be performed by the Saint Helens String Quartet at The Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle as part of the Wayward Music Series.

7:30pm Tuesday October 21.

$5-$15 general admission, free for SCA members.

4649 Sunnyside Ave N Seattle 98103