MATA Jr. 2021 Call For Submissions


Music At The Anthology (MATA) seeks submissions from composers who have not yet graduated high school at the time of submission. We accept all music: sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations, fully notated, improvised, and everything in between. A distinguished panel of MATA’s directors, composers, and performers will select six composers to participate in MATA Jr. 2021.

Each selected composer will be paired with an emerging-composer mentor and asked to write a new work for the Bergamot String Quartet, to be completed during the summer of 2021. Lessons with mentors will take place remotely over the summer. Works will be rehearsed and performed in New York City, Fall 2021.

Composers who have applied previously but were not accepted are welcome to apply again. Former MATA Jr. participants must wait one year before reapplying. There is no fee to apply. Program participation for selected composers is free.


May 15, 2021, 11:59pm Eastern Time


To apply for MATA Jr. 2021, please follow the steps below:

1. Complete the online APPLICATION FORM

2. Email your two (2) best scores and recordings to email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject “MATA Jr. 2021 – [Your Name]”.

Scores: All scores (if applicable) must be in PDF format. We cannot open Finale, Sibelius or other notation files. Please name your file with your last name and the title of the work. (Ex: Mozart_EineKleineNachtmusik.pdf). If scores are not applicable to your work, please provide a short explanation (1 page maximum) of how the work was created.

Audio: mp3 format. We strongly encourage you to submit an audio realization of your work. MIDI is acceptable. Please name your file with your last name, followed by the title of the work. (Ex: Mozart_EineKleineNachtmusik.mp3)

All materials must be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Time on May 15.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please email us at email hidden; JavaScript is required Results will be announced in Summer 2021, with final scores and parts due in Fall 2021.

Note: This is not the call for submissions for the 2021-22 MATA Festival. For more about MATA opportunities which serve all ages, click here to join our mailing list.


MATA Jr. Alumni

Jack Bettigole (2017)
Evan Caplinger (2015)
Charlotte Costantino (2017)
Gabriel Crist (2018)
Michelle David (2015)
Tyson Davis (2018)
Perrin Davidson (2016)
Emily DeLia (2014)
Elizabeth Egan (2016)
Rachel Jenna Epperly (2014)
Bram Fisher (2017)
Julian Fueyo (2014)
Jack Hamill (2016)
Abby Harris (2018)
Andrew D. Herring (2014)
Hannah Ishizaki (2016)

Bram Fisher (2017)
Julian Fueyo (2014)
Jack Hamill (2016)
Abby Harris (2018)
Andrew D. Herring (2014)
Hannah Ishizaki (2016)
Katie Jenkins (2018)
Paris Lavidis (2016)
Mikael Lewis (2015)
Brandon Lincoln Snyder (2014)
Molly Monahan (2016)
Jonah Murphy (2017)
Shashaank Narayanan (2014)
Paul Novak (2016)
John Nydam (2014)
Nicholas Politi (2015)

Isai Rabiu (2017)
Daniel Saylor (2015)
Winston Schneider (2018)
Miles Shore (2017)
Emily Singleton (2018)
Renata Vallecillo (2014)
Christopher Yuan (2015)