“Burka #16” by Nabil Mousa

“Burka #16” by Nabil Mousa



For its 2019 open call for scores, Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble is looking for 3 pieces between 5-7 minutes, scored for modern dancers and small mixed chamber ensemble. As in the style of “Pictures At An Exhibition”, the music will reflect and draw inspiration from the paintings of Atlanta artist Nabil Mousa.

“Burka #17” by Nabil Mousa

“Burka #17” by Nabil Mousa

The selected scores which will be performed in Atlanta, GA on March 9th 2019, performed by the Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble, professionally choreographed, recorded, and video-taped.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on January 1st 2019. Your application will remain anonymous throughout the adjudication procedure.  There is no age limit to apply.  Email all applications to

You will need to submit:

1) Resume

2) Score and parts in Finale/Sibelius format, PLEASE NO HANDWRITTEN SCORES.

3) A recording of the piece (instrumental recording or piano reduction is preferred, midi is acceptable)

Because this is for mixed ensemble, music must be some combination of more than one of the following groups (for example, you could score for clarinet-violin-trap set or viola-cello-flute, but not all strings or all winds):

Strings: Violin,viola, 'cello

Winds: Flute, clarinet, saxophone

Percussion: trap set

Please keep in mind that ACE will have limited rehearsal time with the dancers, so while we want to see your best work, don't send in anything that would require 100 hours of rehearsal time. We look forward to hearing from you!

“Burka #14” by Nabil Mousa

“Burka #14” by Nabil Mousa