Garden of Memory 2020: Call for Proposals
New Music Bay Area is now accepting proposals for this year's Garden of Memory. If you are interested in performing this year, please fill out this form. Visit
for details about the event.
There are usually openings for 10-15 new performers/ensembles each year. We are looking for music which pushes boundaries – electroacoustic, new classical, unusual jazz, new approaches to World Music, or anything unique. The music also must be respectful to the space itself, which is a Columbarium, and cannot be so loud that it intrudes on the spaces of the other performers.
Submissions will be accepted from February 16 through March 28, 2020. All submitters will be notified of acceptance or rejection by May 1.
If you have questions about filling out the submission form, email us at
You are the primary contact for this proposal. We will correspond with you using the email address you have supplied.
The name of the group, individual, or individuals who will be billed as performers at the event.
A short bio of the principal artist or ensemble.
A description of your intended performance.
Number of Performers
The number of performers. We need this for space allocation, and to allocate shares, which determine the amount paid to performers. Shares are allocated based on a number of factors including performance duration, but typically are allocated as follows: soloist: 1 share; duos: 1.5 shares; trios: 2 shares; quartets: 2.5 shares; ensembles: 3 shares.
The event runs for 4 hours. 2-hour performances will be paired so that there is continuous music in the assigned space. Interleaved 1-hour performances by paired performers are preferred to sequential 2-hour slots.
Other (for performances in the Chapel)
Expected Sound Level
pp (very quiet)
mf (moderately loud)
Electrical Power Requirements
Electrical power is at a premium in the Chapel of the Chimes. If you need it, please indicate the type and number of instruments, amplification, or other equipment you need to power.
Other Performance Requirements/Considerations
Any other special requirements or considerations.
Links to audio and/or video of recent work.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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