featuring French horn player Mary Beth Orr


Submission period

Tue Apr 12 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Sat Oct 1 at 03:59AM UTC

Results date

Sat Oct 15 at 04PM UTC
Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Mary Beth Orr. For this Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, we are looking for French horn and/or voice solos specifically written for Mary Beth Orr. (Works may incorporate both French horn and voice; however, composers should be aware there is only a single performer. No works for duet will be considered.)

Mary Beth Orr is a unique performer who incorporates her French horn performances with her folk singing. She incorporates programs with storytelling and/or programmatic narratives. Both folk and classical music are always inspired by 4 things.... love, death, nature, and God / spirituality. All of our stories are about these things.

Selected works will be premiered on November 12th, 2022 at 2:00 PM U.S. East Coast Time (UTC-4) on Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame featuring Mary Beth Orr. This performance will be presented as a live streaming online concert with Virtual Concert Halls broadcasted to multiple streaming platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.

Only works one-minute in length for horn and/ or voice will be considered.


-Deadline for works is September 30, 2022

-Works are for horn and/or voice solo only. (no electronics)

-No works over one minute (60 seconds) will be reviewed.

-Works should be composed specifically for this call and performer.

-All pieces must be premieres.

-Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!

-Works need to be submitted online at

-You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.

-After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named "Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame featuring Mary Beth Orr" and press the "submit" button to start the submission process.

-You will need to provide a maximum 50 word biography and 50 word program notes.

-You will be able to upload a score as a PDF file (You are also encouraged to upload an audio realization of the work)

-Must include the dedication to Mary Beth Orr on the score.

-Performance notes should be included in the score.

-Selected works will be broadcasted online to multiple video streaming platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo. No performance royalties will be paid. Selected composers will be asked to sign a consent form.

Results will be announced via the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame website.

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