Welcome to the Submission page for Nordic Music Days!

On this website you can propose works to be performed at next year's Nordic Music Days festival.

You can submit works for yourself (artist) or for others (publishers). Only works by artists from, living in, or strongly associated with Scotland and the Nordic countries are accepted. Please read the call document in full before submitting. 

Please start by signing in to your account if you previously have submitted works for the festival, or create a new account.

The Database is open for submissions for this festival until Friday 23 June 2023

OPEN CALL: Nordic Music Days 2024, Scotland

Nordic Music Days is a festival presenting Nordic contemporary music and sound. The next edition of Nordic Music Days takes place in Glasgow from 30 October to 3 November 2024. The festival is a collaboration between Scotland and the Nordics, with the ambition to build long-lasting, sustainable partnerships between musical organisations, communities and creative individuals.

Nordic Music Days 2024 invites all composers and artists from, living in, or strongly associated with Scotland and the Nordic countries to submit one work or proposal on the theme of Word of Mouth to one of the festival's six open call categories:

  • Existing orchestral works
  • Existing small scale or solo works for ensembles or small groups
  • Existing installation works
  • Proposals for young, mixed ability players
  • Proposals for work presented outdoors, in nature
  • Proposals for creating work at a distance without travelling

The deadline for submissions is by the end of the day, Friday 23 June 2023. 

The curator panel will be looking for inventive and innovative works, which fit the theme, and complement the programme of the festival. Works will be considered during July and August, and the selections decided on in September.

How to apply

Please read the call document for full details of the call categories and submission criteria. You are welcome to submit one work or proposal to a maximum of one of the call categories. 

  • Create a user account (or login if you have previously registered)
  • Enter and save your profile information (or update and save if you have previously registered)
  • Create new submission
  • Choose which category you are submitting to
  • Enter information on your work or proposal making sure you address the criteria: this can be written (maximum 150 words), audio/video (maximum 90 seconds), slides (maximum 3 slides) (in English)
  • Upload supporting documentation as requested in the call category: e.g. PDF of the score/installation drawings, sound / video excerpts, 

Live or studio recordings (audio/video) are preferred, but not required. Direct links can be included. Existing works must have been written after 30 October 2017. 

Support for applicants

Find out more about the calls, ask questions and meet other composers and artists at online question and answer sessions on 16 May and 12 June. The meetings will be in English and booking is required.

For information and advice on the open call, please contact either Rachel Faulkner (she/her): rachel@nordicmusicdays.org (Nordics), or Andy Saunders (he/him) andy@nordicmusicdays.org (Scotland). For assistance with converting files or scanning scores please contact your national composers’ society.

On behalf of the Curator Team, we hope you are inspired by the theme and the calls for Nordic Music Days 2024 and look forward to receiving your submission!

Nordic Music Days 2024 is a Nordic Composers Council project, managed on their behalf by the Danish Composers Society in partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.