Call for Scores


Do you compose or arrange choral music for women’s voices? If so, we would love to sing it!

NOVA Women’s Choral Project seeks composers who are interested in sharing their work with us through an informal and interactive reading session. These works can be brand new compositions, or something that has been performed before. They can be arrangements, or part of a work that is still in progress. Through this experience, NOVA benefits from working with new composers and learning about their compositional style, and composers receive first-hand experience working with the women’s choral instrument and exploring its palette of sound. Choral music benefits through the development of more works for women’s chorus.

The date of this reading session Saturday, March 19th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m at Grace Church in Newton, MA (76 Eldredge St., Newton, MA).  We are able to invite up to four composers to participate in this session. We encourage composers to attend the reading session in person, but we can provide a virtual engagement if that is preferable. Each piece will be given approximately 25 minutes of rehearsal and discussion time with the ensemble, NOVA’s Artistic Director, and our guest composer (if they able to attend). We are recording the event for archival purposes, and are happy to share a recording of each rehearsal session with the respective composer.

NOVA is an auditioned, treble voice ensemble in Greater Boston that uses innovative choral experiences to raise awareness of issues that impact both women and our communities. Our project-based structure employs a variety of group configurations and rehearsal models, which offers flexibility for the time commitment of our singers. We offer musical and leadership opportunities for women; a means to strengthen our communities through collaboration; a commitment to expand the canon of women’s choral repertoire through the commission of new works; and the pursuit of musical excellence within a warm, vibrant group of singers.

Compositions should be scored for Soprano and Alto voices. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are limiting our ensemble participants for this project to 20-22 singers. As such, we recommend that composers submit works for SA, SSA, or SSAA divisi at most - with or without piano accompaniment.

There is no charge for submitting a composition. Instead, we are asking all composers to consider making a donation to their local food pantry. 

The deadline to submit a composition is Monday, February 14th. If you are interested in submitting a composition for our reading session, please send an email to that includes a brief introduction of you and your composition, and a PDF of your score. If you have a recording or midi file, you are also welcome to share it, though it is not required. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of NOVA singers and artistic staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Kane at