Deviant Septet is always looking to expand our repertoire, and you're always looking to get your music heard. We were made for each other.
Guidelines for Submission:
+ Pieces should be between 5 and 20 minutes in length.
+ And there’s even $$ in it for you if we pick your score to play!
+ What are you waiting for?
Join us on the incredible journey, help fulfill Stravinsky’s vision, and your DESTINY!
Call For Scores FAQ
+ I don't have a piece for your instrumentation, but I have a great piece for (insert instrument that is in the group here). Can I send it to you to perform?
No. Deviant Septet performs only works for septet, not smaller subsets, although pieces containing portions or movements where one or more members do not play are acceptable.
+ What is the closing date of your call?
Deviant Septet's Call For Scores is open continuously. Our mission is to build a repertoire for our ensemble, so we are always on the lookout for new pieces to play.
+ I don't have a whole piece ready to go. Are fragments or sketches acceptable?
Yes. Try to give us a good idea of what the piece will be like and accompany your sketches or fragments with something that tells us the direction it will go. A sample that just contains a violin solo doesn't tell us as much about the potential piece as something with a fuller ensemble texture. If you are submitting a piece for different instrumentation, try to give us an idea of what your proposed piece will be like.
+ What are your percussion requirements?
+ How do you want the score to look, and do is it possible to do (insert technique here) on (name of instrument)?
Have you checked out our handy STYLE GUIDE? In it, you'll find a host of answers to your orchestration questions, as well as further resources on each instrument in the group.
+ I submitted my piece, when are you going to play it?
The submission review process does take some time. Rest assured, we will be in touch with you, but unfortunately, not every piece that is submitted can be programmed.
Drop us a line below to start the process!
DEVIANT SEPTET INTERNSHIP
As a Deviant Intern, you will help organize events associated with Deviant Septet's season, providing production, administrative, and marketing support. Additionally, you will engage with audiences online and enhance our online and community presence. Marketing duties will include grant-writing, fundraising, and cultivating donor relationships. The Deviant Intern reports directly to the Executive and Artistic Directors.
- Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors.
- Responsible for helping with grant proposal writing and grant applications.
- Draft profiles for prospective individual and foundation donors.
- Help maintain, track, and update grants calendar.
- Coordinating and disseminating all production information; coordinating the distribution of artist technical riders to venues; distributing artist’s technical information to lighting and sound supervisors and venue production managers, distributing and maintaining production calendars, and tracking the distribution of all of the above information.
- Arranging accommodations, transportation, and hospitality services for ensemble and guest artists as needed.
- Managing the rehearsal schedule and reserving rehearsal space for the ensemble.
- Maintaining each program’s daily schedule. Updating as new information arrives and/or as directed.
- Researching vendor pricing on production-related equipment rentals and purchases.
- Arranging for various production-related rentals and arranging timely and accurate returns.
- Tracking all production expenditures, including petty cash, invoices, etc. Providing administrative support to the Executive and Artistic Directors, including phone coverage, database and file maintenance, minutes at meetings, etc.
- Assist with social media engagement by helping manage Deviant Septet’s social media channels.
- Drafting and editing copy for social media.
- Monitoring social media web analytics on a weekly basis, and provide reports of growth and other activity.
- General responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Researching industry-specific sites (blogs, forums, etc) for new ideas and relevant information; Maintaining marketing and development program files.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong computer skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, Google Drive, database programs, and scanning software.
- Strong organization skills and attention to detail, with an ability to multitask and prioritize.
- Must exhibit excellent judgement.
- A strong passion for contemporary art music; must be able to read music.
- Knowledge and experience with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other social media platforms.
- Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator. Web-design skills a plus.
- At least two years of experience in the field or a related business Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Local to NYC preferred, but will consider greater distances.
- Hours Required will be flexible and determined by production demands and intern's needs (approximately 5–10 hours per week).
- Internship will be unpaid but school credit is possible. Comp tickets to Deviant Septet shows and access to private rehearsals, recording sessions and interviews are offered as to provide an educational outlook to the inner workings of the organization. Production meetings and strategy sessions will be an integral part of the internship.
- Possible travel with the Septet as part of the production staff.
- Please send a cover letter and resume to Deviant Septet
- Please list: "Deviant Intern" in the subject line.
This Position Has Been Filled. Check Back in Fall 2017 For Any Openings