Artist Application Page
ChoirCommunity is looking to add to its submitting team of artists in 2021!
At the end of this year, ChoirCommunity will be three years old and we are really proud of what we have achieved over this time. We now have over 500 downloadable titles available, all created by 20 talented choir leaders, arrangers, composers and musicians from around the UK. Since January 2018, over 80,000 copies of music have been downloaded from the site for choirs around the world to enjoy!
Like many small-scale enterprises, we have grown very organically up to now, taking referrals from people we know, as well as using our own contacts to find the best people who were also willing to join the team.
Now we want to cast that net a bit wider and welcome a new group of musicians to offer their arrangements for publication on the website. We plan to bring on 5 or 6 new artists into the team during 2021.
If you think you have a suitable collection of arrangements which might help to expand the ChoirCommunity portfolio, then we’d love to hear from you.
We’re setting the bar pretty high though! In order to be considered, you will need to have:
- At least 6 or more high-quality arrangements fully scored in a suitable digital editing package (like Sibelius or Musescore). These could be popular copyrighted songs or traditional public domain songs, but they must be accessible and enjoyable to sing and show a real understanding of what choirs today are looking for.
- The ability to record high quality learning tracks for each part of the arrangement, as well as an ensemble recording. We will be looking for multiple examples as this is a key differentiating factor for the website.
If you are interested in applying to join the team, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information:
- A description of your relevant experience and track record in working with choirs or singing groups
- The reasons why you would like to submit music to ChoirCommunity
- The list of songs which you would submit as your initial batch of ‘launch’ titles (at least 6).
- At least 2 examples of scores from the list (in pdf format)
- At least 2 examples of learning tracks (in mp3 format)
It is worth noting that we can organise the clearance for most rights-owned music for publication, so you can send arrangements of copyrighted music as examples, they don’t need to be cleared by you.
Since mp3 files in particular can be quite large, we will accept the music files using any recognised filesharing or file transfer service (e.g. WeTransfer, Dropbox, Box, Google Cloud, etc.).
We promise to keep everything which is sent to us completely secure and confidential and will not share anything outside the ChoirCommunity board (which is Piers, Craig and Gitika). We will also endeavour (depending on the number of submissions) to get back in touch with you quickly and provide any feedback we can.
We’re really excited about this new initiative and look forward to welcoming some new talented musicians into the team in 2021!