Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC)

National Conference 2013

October 25-26, 2013

Held at the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College, in Houghton, New York

Hosted by David H. Davies (


CFAMC Composers in good standing (at the time of the conference) may submit up to two works that fit into one or more of the following categories:

1. Works for any combination of the following instruments: Piano (solo or 4-hands), Organ, Solo Voice (S,M,T,B),  Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Horn, Percussion*, Guitar. 

2. Works for: Orchestra*, Symphonic Band*, Mixed Choir (SATB and divisi), Women’s Choir (SSAA), Clarinet Choir, Piano Duo, Electronic Medium.

*All of the standard band and orchestral percussion instruments are available; please inquire if you have specific questions about additional available percussion.

3. Works that could be shared via recording (audio or video) as part of a Peer-Feedback Session (please include the recording along with the proposal.)

4. Submissions of works for which the composer is able to provide their own performers.  

Submitted works may be of any duration, but higher preference will be given to works under 12 minutes.  Preference may also be given to works in which the composer is able to provide the performers.  Selections will be made in consultation with ensemble directors and performers.

Selected composers will be expected to be members in good standing of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers at the time of the conference.  All selected participants are expected to attend the conference.

Please send scores (not larger than 11" x 17"), CDs of submitted works (MIDI playback acceptable) with durations clearly indicated (one submission per disc), a cover sheet with contact information, specifics regarding the availability of one's own performers, program notes, and a brief bio.  Include a SASE for score return as desired.  Please also indicate which pieces (if any) you would be agreeable to having presented via recording as part of a Peer-Feedback session in the event that a live performance is not able to be arranged. 


Proposals for papers, panels, demonstrations, and workshops are welcome.  Please submit a 200- to 250-word abstract outlining the presentation, and indicating
its nature and time required for presenting. 


Materials may be submitted electronically ( or sent to:

David H. Davies
Greatbatch School of Music
Houghton College
One Willard Ave.   
Houghton, NY 14744

Decisions will be made by early summer, and all those that submitted will be notified by e-mail.

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