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       Fresh Voices XIX Festival of New Works

DEADLINE:  August 1, 2019



November 23, 2019, 8:00PM

San Francisco Community Music Center

544 Capp Street, San Francisco, California 94110



Submission Receipt Deadline:  August 1, 2019.

No submission fee.

Selected composers confirmed:  August 15, 2019.

Goat Hall Productions / San Francisco Cabaret Opera is an organization of singers/actors, composers and writers passionate about contemporary opera, new music theater and song. We are dedicated to producing works that reflect and define the world around us in all its diversity while shining a light on the human spirit. We seek to collaborate with composers and librettists in the presentation of new works, provide opportunities for classically-trained singers to perform new roles, program works that are multi-faceted, melodic and accessible, presenting all works in ways that are thought-provoking and life-changing.



The theme of the show is "Sometimes a Scream is Better Than a Thesis". We are looking for vocal works that resonate with the times. Works may be in any form: opera, musical theater, individual songs or song cycles not to exceed a total performance time of ten minutes. Works may be in any artistic style and in any language (subject to the availability of singers). Multi-cultural/multi-gender works are encouraged. Complete works are preferred but excerpts from larger works will be considered.


Goat Hall will select 8-10 vocal works for performance at Fresh Voices XIX. The performance will be at the San Francisco Community Music Center on Saturday, November 23, 2019, 8:00PM.


The production costs for the Festival are covered in part by grants, donations, and ticket sales; however, these sources are not always sufficient to fund the entire event. For that reason, composers selected to participate may be asked to share in covering any gap in production costs for rehearsals and performances. Costs will be prorated based on the length and complexity of the works and the number of singers required to perform them. Selected composers will be advised of all costs prior to committing to participate.



Open to composers in the ten county San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma).



  • Submit one printed copy of the final vocal score for your work.

  • Composers may submit one work only.

  • Works may include 1-5 voices a cappella or with piano accompaniment.

  • Materials submitted do not need to be anonymous.

· Include a CD with a MIDI or live audio/video recording of the work.

· Submit an info sheet which includes the title of the work, the composer’s name and contact information including

  address, phone, email address and website, and a 250-word bio. The info sheet should also include program notes

  up to 250 words for the work or for any extracts being submitted.


· If you are submitting excerpts from a larger work, you need only send the relevant portions of the score and

  a recording of those sections.

· If the libretto or texts used in the work are not in the public domain, then submit a letter from the copyright owner

  confirming permission for their use.


· Mail a printed copy of the score, the recording, and the info sheet by August 1, 2019 to:

                           Goat Hall Productions

                        Attn: Harriet March Page

                        189 Rainier Circle

                        Vacaville, CA  95687

· Composers will receive an email confirmation that their submission packages were received.

· Selected composers will be notified no later than August 15, 2019.

· Submitted materials for works that are not selected will be returned.


Please forward questions via email to

Harriet March Page, Artistic Director, at

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