Welcome to our FAQ page. If you have other questions not answered here, please email kristina@allclassical.org.

Whose work can be nominated?
All Classical Portland especially encourages nominations for works from historically marginalized communities in classical music. All Classical Portland defines historically marginalized communities as: Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Women, LGBTQ+ identifying, people living with disabilities, or communities having experienced other severely limiting institutionalized inequities. Nominations for music by composers of all backgrounds will be accepted.

When will I find out if my nomination was chosen?
Notification of acceptance (with contracts) will go out in March/April 2021.

When and where will recording take place? All works will be recorded at Bodecker Foundation’s state-of-the-art recording studios in NW Portland between April and August of 2021. Recording will be completed in adherence to local and national safety guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this, it is recommended that nominations for this inaugural year of RII be limited to five or less musicians.

How many total works can I submit? 
In total, each nominator may submit up to two works, preferably one by a living composer, and one posthumous piece.

Is there a nomination or entry fee?
No entry fee required.

Who will decide the chosen works?
The Recording Inclusivity Initiative Panel 

I have another question
Please email kristina@allclassical.org with any questions.

Composition Eligibility

  • Must be an original classical work; published or unpublished. Arrangements of another composer’s work will not be accepted.
  • Be written for five or fewer musicians.
  • Under 30 minutes in duration.