– New Music Gathering 2020 – Proposal Submission
We're so excited to hear your ideas! Deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to:
11:59pm ET on September 1st, 2019.

***************Create and save your work on your own computer!*****************

2020's Gathering will meet in Portland, Oregon, June 18-20, 2020! Our collaborating partners include Third Angle New Music, Fear No Music, and Portland State University.

Our theme this year is "Local Action."

The NMG organizers often place folks on panels that we assemble based on your submissions and our finding a common interest among you. We also assemble concert programs from the different performance submissions we receive. There is no need to propose an entirely assembled program or panel discussion – space is limited and we try to bring as many voices to each concert/discussion/activity as possible. If you have a longer proposal in mind by all means let us know, but we strongly encourage you to offer the performance of a single piece of music that excites you or suggest a shorter activity/concept!


New Music Gathering is committed to diversity and broad inclusion; we aim to represent, by means of our curatorial vision, with accuracy and respect, the people that form the community we strive to serve. Please strongly consider this in your proposal.

We're afraid there is no funding for participant fees / travel / lodging / production.
***All selected participants will be given free all-Gathering passes and lots of love and coffee!***

Soundcheck time / tech setup time will be EXTREMELY LIMITED (we want to get as many people involved in the gathering as possible!) so please take this tight timing into account when you think about your proposals!

You must be free all three days, June 18th, 19th, and 20th!

If you have any questions / concerns / outlandish comments, contact us at: newmusicgathering@gmail.com
(***PLEASE don't use the personal emails of the organizers! It just gets so confusing!***)

What is your name? *
Your answer
What are your preferred pronouns? *
"she/her/hers" or "they/their/theirs" etc.
Your answer
If you're submitting an idea for your ensemble / organization, what is its name?
Your answer
By what name would you want your proposal to appear in an *ABBREVIATED* NMG schedule? *
name of performer/ensemble or title of talk/panel/activity. *RESPECT AN 8-WORD LIMIT*
Your answer
What is your email address? *
This email address will be THE *ONE AND ONLY* CONTACT ADDRESS FOREVER for your/your organization's NMG2018 life
Your answer
Do you / does your organization / ensemble / acrobatic troupe have a website?
No individual links to work samples, please - that'll be below!
Your answer
Please describe ideas that interest you surrounding this year's theme of "Local Action." Please also describe any particular perspective or expertise you want to share in discussing your ideas. *
Can be short! Something like "How can my tuba choir help the brass program at our local public school system?" or "How can my concert series platform help register people to vote?" or "How might a new site-specific or structured improvisational system bring new agency to my colleague-performers?" or ANYTHING ELSE that this theme implies to you!
Your answer
Where are you based? *
Give (City, State, Country) please!
Your answer
How will you or your project contribute to furthering the diversity of the New Music Gathering community? *
Your answer
Would your proposal benefit from / be appropriate for an outdoor public setting? *
Tell us the kind of event you're proposing *
Please give a SHORT (120 characters max) description of your proposed event or performance *
You'll have lots more room to describe your stuff below, don't worry!
Your answer
How big would your forces be? *
How many folks (including you) are involved in your particular presentation?
Your answer
Estimate a range of how long your event/performance could be *
Give your estimated range in minutes, please (ex: "5min-25min")! Don't worry if you're 5 minutes! that's cool!!
Your answer
Ok, give us your pitch! What are you going to share with us? *
Feel free to give / describe links to work samples in this text. You can give those same links again in the fields below.
Your answer
Work sample 1? (if applicable)
Only links to remote hosted content, please! (nothing that needs downloading!)
Your answer
Work Sample 2?
Only links to remote hosted content, please! (nothing that needs downloading!)
Your answer
Would you like to give even ANOTHER link to another work sample? (Whew!)
Only links to remote hosted content, please! (nothing that needs downloading!)
Your answer
Give us a rough idea: what kind of technological support would you need to make your event's dreams happen? *
Please be as specific as possible! ("None" is a totally fine answer, but let us know even if you only need podium or white board!)
Your answer
What is your favorite on-the-go breakfast food? *
Be honest.
Your answer
How did you hear about the New Music Gathering? *
Your answer
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