The ISCM World New Music Days 2017
Vancouver, Canada
November 2-8, 2017

Call for Works

Selected works for the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days 2017, taking place in Vancouver, Canada from November 2-8, 2017 have been announced. Click here for full list.

Place as Possibility. ISCM in Vancouver. In the spirit of the ISCM’s embrace of aesthetic diversity, submissions are encouraged in a wide variety of styles, reflecting the plurality of new music today.

Submissions are now closed.

Please click here for list of selected works.

Submissions to the Festival fall into two categories:

1. Official Submissions are submitted by a Section or Full Associate Member of the ISCM in good standing. A complete list of ISCM members is available at More information on our Official Submissions page.

2. Individual Submissions are submitted by an independent composer or a composer’s authorized representative. Find more information on our Individual Submissions page.

For more information, see the ISCM’s “Rules of Procedure for the Organization of the ISCM World Music Days Festival” at Only one work per composer may be submitted for the Festival. Submissions by composers whose work was performed in the ISCM World Music Days 2016 in Tongyeong, South Korea will not be considered.

The ISCM World New Music Days 2017 in Vancouver, Canada is committed to a diverse and inclusive Festival. Our goal for the Festival is to achieve gender parity in the programming of works, ensembles, and panels. Diversity in all its forms (race, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, language, physical ability, and age) will be a guiding factor when programming the General Assembly, Festival, and all events associated with the Festival. Applications are particularly welcome from women and traditionally under-represented populations.

Submission Deadline

November 15, 2016 at 11:59PM PST (Pacific Standard Time). Submissions are now closed.

Programming Decisions

Click here for the full list of selected works for ISCM World New Music Days 2017.

FAQs for Composers