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July 11, 2016

ensemble mise-en is very excited to announce a call for scores for mise-en music festival 2017! Last year, we received 792 submissions, and we ended up programming more than 30 pieces at our annual mise-en music festival 2016.
As the call for scores required, all composers attended the festival and enjoyed meeting each other and working with our musicians. We hope that you will join us next year!
Deadline: September 15, 2016 (EST 11:59PM)
Submission Fee (USD): $15 (except no fee for Category 4)
The guidelines for the submissions:
1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 20-25, 2017) in New York City.
3. You may only send one piece per category. Please note that multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
CATEGORIES (Click one to apply)
1. Mixed ensemble (2-18 instruments with/without electronics/tape)
Solo instrument (with/without electronics/tape)
3. Tape/electronics/computer music
4. Miniatures (less then 3 minutes) for solo or mixed ensemble (1-18 musicians)
IMPORTANT – we will not accept any hard copies or email submissions. All submissions should be made via the following website. (
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If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ section (below). Don’t see your question answered? Please contact the ensemble manager Cheryl Krugel-Lee (
For more information about the previous festivals, please visit the following websites:
Festival 2014
Festival 2015
Festival 2016

May 17, 2016
Call for Performers


MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick–the home of ensemble mise-en–is looking for performers and ensembles who are in need of a place to present their work. We are opening up the space to be utilized by artists and musicians of all genres and disciplines. The space is available for performances or exhibitions in July; it is perfect for all types of performances as well as a testing ground for new and experimental concert programs.

Musicians will keep 100% of the ticket sales. MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick will provide adequate sound, lights, staging, and PA equipment and allows for a 60-minute sound check, starting 1 hour before doors.

Equipment List/Additional Info (as of May 28, 2016)
-Available Percussion Instruments
-Available Recording/Electronic/Lighting Equipment
-Sample Photos

Please fill out the form below to give us more information about you, and we will happily reach out to you!

May 11, 2016
New Partnership | with Orpheus Piano Co.!

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ENSEMBLE MISE-EN is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with one of Brooklyn’s premier piano service companies, Orpheus Piano Co.  Our Kawai baby grand will benefit from consistent, quality maintenance, and our performers and audience will enjoy the superior sound of a regularly tuned instrument.


We encourage you to get in touch with the company via their website at to learn more about them and schedule  a tuning session for your own piano – use the code “mise-en” to receive an exclusive 10% discount on your first appointment booked through Orpheus Piano Co!”


February 13, 2016
Opportunity | I-Park’s 2016 Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency

Application Deadline: March 7, 2016 (11:59 pm, EST)
Residency Dates: August 17 – 30, 2016
Prize: $1,000 (USD) stipend, onsite lodging, meal program, a live concert recording, concerts in Connecticut and NYC
Application Fee: $30.00 (USD)
Notification to Applicants: by March 24, 2016
I-Park, in East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.), will be hosting an onsite residency program for composers and musicians from August 17 – 30 as a Special Program within its 2016 artists-in-residence season. The residency is an enhanced version of an experimental pilot program hosted by I-Park in 2015, and upon which the 2016 program is being modeled. You are invited to submit samples of your music/sound art for consideration by I-Park’s partner and curator for this program, ENSEMBLE MISE-EN.
The goal is to enrich the traditional creative process involved in bringing a music project from concept to concert. The program will pull together a group of composers, a performing ensemble and its music director in an intimate, immersive residency setting.
The program will encourage collaborative exchanges of ideas and inspiration, entail numerous readings of the new works in progress – and culminate in a series of 3 concerts. The residency is viewed as a possible precursor to I-Park’s plans for a future Contemporary Composers Institute (CCI).
I-Park will invite 5 composers to join music director Moon Young Ha and 6 musicians from ENSEMBLE MISE-EN. The orchestration will consist of: flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, violin and contrabass. Invited composers will be asked to write, and if possible, submit two-weeks before the residency, a semi-complete composition written specifically for this orchestration.
The works will be brought to completion in collaboration with the ensemble during the residency. The 5 new pieces will be premiered at a concert in East Haddam and again, soon thereafter, in New York City (venues TBA).
Additionally, each participating composer will be paired with an ensemble member to collaborate on a totally separate piece for solo instrument. These works will be created from scratch during the residency – through the one-on-one interaction of the composer and musician – but also in the context of the inspiring natural and built environments existing at I-Park. This aspect of the residency will result in 5 new site-responsive works that will, conditions permitting, be premiered in the I-Park landscape by the ENSEMBLE MISE-EN musicians.
All or most all of the concerts will be recorded. Participating composers will be provided with an audio file of their composition being performed, either live in concert or in rehearsal. I-Park and ENSEMBLE MISE-EN will grant rights to the composers to use this content for promotional purposes.
All composer participants will be provided with a cash stipend of $1,000, onsite lodging, studio/rehearsal space, a meal program and staff support during the residency. Participants must provide for their own transportation to and from the facility.
Link to online application form:
If you have any questions about this program or the application process, please contact ENSEMBLE MISE-EN at

January 21, 2016
MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 – Call for Scores Results

Dear composers,

It was truly a pleasure to have a chance to listen to all of your wonderful works, and we appreciate your patience during our judging process. This year we received 792 submissions, and we have listed the pieces that we have chosen for mise-en music festival 2016 below.

We hope to see you at the 2016 festival as well as at our season concerts, and please keep in touch! We plan to have a call for scores for mise-en music festival 2017 in July 2016. Thank you very much for your music and a special thanks to all our call-for-scores judges.

ensemble mise-en

Wednesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 25

Selected Visiting Composers and Works

Adam Stansbie (Britain) – Foundry Flux (2015, US premiere)
Alexander Sigman (USA/Japan) – VURTRUVURT (2011)
Anthony T. Marasco (USA) – Weld (2015)
Ayaz Gambarli (Azerbaijani) – Resistance of elements (2014, US premiere)
Bjørn Morten Christophersen (Norway) – *new work (2016, world premiere)
Charles Peck (USA) – Fade (2015, NY premiere)
Chin Ting Chan (Hong Kong/USA) – Rituals (2015, NY premiere)
Christopher Adler (USA) – 010 machine states (2012, NY premiere)
D.K. Garner (USA) – *new work (2016, world premiere)
Douglas McCausland (USA) – Epitaph: A Portrait of PTSD (2014, NY premiere)
Elisabet Curbelo (Spain/USA) – Epulos (2012, NY premiere)
Elvira Garifzyanova (Russia/Switzerland) – *new work (2016, world premiere)
Erik Daehlin (Norway) – *new work (2016, world premiere)
Fernando Alexis (Mexico/Canada) – Untitled#1 (2014, NY premiere)
Jason Mitchell (USA) – Thermal Bloom (2015, NY premiere)
Lily Chen (Taiwan/USA) – Rambling (2012, NY premiere)
Martin Loridan (France) – Résonance/extrapolation (2015, US premiere)
Murat Çolak (Turkish/USA) – A Song Sung Together (2015, US premiere)
Robert Carl (USA) – Updraft (2009, NY premiere)
Robert Baker (Canada/USA) – *new work (2016, world premiere)
Robin Julian Heifetz (USA) – Lost in the Scatter (2010, US premiere)
Sehyung Kim (Kazakhstan/Austria) – Ignition (2014, US premiere)
Sergio Cote (Columbia) – *new work (2016, world premiere)
Shih-Wei Lo (Taiwan/USA) – Timelapse/Gesture (2011, NY premiere)
So Jin Yoon (South Korea) – The Dougle (2015, US premiere)
Sori Kim (South Korea) – Ta-rae for cello duo (2014, world premiere)
SungHie Ahn (South Korea) – *new work (2016, world premiere)
Tai-Kuang Chao (Taiwan/USA) – Chant III – Light. Shadow. Tremor (2012, NY premiere)
Tim Reed (USA) – …the irresistible will of heaven… (2015, NY premiere)
Yotam Haber (USA) – Estro Poetico Armonico II (2015)
Yu Kuwabara (Japan) – *new work (2016, world premiere)

Special thanks to our call for scores judges:
-Alexandra Jones (cellist)
-Carlos Cordeiro (clarinetist)
-Elizabeth Martingnetti (hornist)
-Evan Runyon (contrabassist)
-Hajnal Pivnick (violinist)
-Hannah Levinson (violist)
-Joo Won Park (composer)
-Maria Johnson (flutist)
-Mark Broschinsky (trombonist)
-Mike Vernusky (composer, mise-en music festival 2015 fellow)
-Moon Young Ha (composer and artistic director)
-Yumi Suehiro (pianist)

December 31, 2015
2015 NYWC Call for Scores Update

Thank you to everyone who submitted music to our recent call for scores, in conjunction with the New York Women Composers. There were many interesting and exciting works (28 submissions) to choose from, and we are pleased to announce the following selections:

Tawnie Olson: paraclete (2013)
Whitney George: when it breaks (2014)
Frances White: tracing (2012)
Kala Pierson: borroso (2011)

These pieces will be performed as part of our ACOUSTIC+ series:

ACOUSTIC+ #9 – New York Composers Night
Friday, March 25, 2016, 8PM
678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

We are looking forward to our collaboration with NYWC and the selected composers, and we hope to see you at the concert in March!

November 13, 2015
We’re hiring!

ensemble mise-en is looking for a Managing Director to coordinate our administrative tasks. Please see below for the job description and responsibilities. We’ll start reviewing applications on December 1!

Position: Managing Director (part-time, approximately 25 hours/week)
Reports To: Artistic Director
Responsibilities: Directs all aspects of the operation and administration of ensemble mise-en. Specific duties include–but are not limited to:

  • Development: Writing and sending fundraising appeals; maintaining donor lists; and planning and managing fundraising events
  • Grant Research and Writing Identifying grant opportunities; researching foundations; and writing grant applications
  • Concert Management Identifying and negotiating with venues; scheduling concerts and rehearsals; producing programs; set-up and management of venue at concerts; coordinating staff and volunteers; tabulating concert results
  • Communications Coordinating the ensemble’s PR strategy; marketing and advertising; writing press releases, pitch letters, and newsletter items; social media marketing; website maintenance; and coordinating photo shoots
  • Finances Bookkeeping; deposits; payroll and accounts payable; and developing and monitoring budget
  • Coordinating ensemble mise-en’s annual “call for scores”
  • Running the ensemble’s annual crowdfunding campaign
  • Managing interns and volunteers


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with an arts organization or similar nonprofit preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to work independently and in a small studio space
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Passion for and understanding of classical and new music
    Salary: $25,000
    How to apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to
    We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2015. Position to start in January 2015.
    This position is based in Brooklyn, NY. (Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.)

    November 12, 2015

    Take a look at another review from our time in Europe! The tour included a performance at the Arena Festival, one of the “most innovative culture events in Latvia”. Our “performance quality” was praised by the Sartori Internet Magazine as “one of the main reasons why the concert was not a disappointment”. We performed pieces by Frederic Rzewski, Daniel Fishkin, Sang Song, Moon Young Ha, and Pascal Le Boeuf as part of our European tour, which took place October 22-30, 2015. Our other stops included performances in Sweden and Lithuania.

    November 2, 2015
    “THE CONCERT OF THE WEEK” — Radio Klasika

    We just came back from our European tour, where we performed music by Frederic Rzewski, Daniel Fishkin, Sang Song, Moon Young Ha, and Pascal Le Boeuf at venues in Sweden, Latvia, and Lithuania. Our tour included a performance at the Arena Festival, one of the “most innovative culture events in Latvia”, and was heralded by Radio Klasika as “the concert of the week”. Check out the broadcast below (in Latvian).

    October 30, 2015

    Check out the review of our concert at the Gaida Festival in Lithuania! We performed pieces by Frederic Rzewski, Daniel Fishkin, Sang Song, Moon Young Ha, and Pascal Le Boeuf as part of our European tour, taking place October 22-30, 2015. As part of our tour, we were invited to take part in the Gaida Festival, which is the most prestigious and prominent festival in Lithuania. Our other stops include performances in Sweden and Latvia.

    September 3, 2015

    ensemble mise-en would like to take this opportunity to thank the many individuals from all around the world who have submitted their call for scores. We have received 792 submissions and we are thrilled to review each and every composition. The process of choosing our composers for the music festival will not be an easy task as there are many great pieces. As always, we are very impressed with the amount of talent that exist in the genre of new music.

    As you know, last year, we received 737 submissions by 602 composers from 51 countries, and we ended up programming 34 pieces at our annual mise-en music festival 2015. We curated four concerts including portrait concerts of Hans Abrahamsen and Lukas Ligeti, one marathon concert (totalling six hours in length) and three composition workshops with ensemble mise-en performers and artistic staff for festival participants.

    We are a huge fan of collaborating with cultural organizations in the city and our music festival is a huge representation of the international community created by partnering with composers from all around the world! mise-en has had a successful festival year after year bringing redefined new music to the music scene in New York.

    Also, as a reminder, all composers who are chosen to participate in the festival must attend all events from June 22-25, 2016. Not only will you see your own work played by some of the best musicians New York has to offer but you will also be given the opportunity to work closely at our workshops hosted here at our home studio, MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick.

    Stay tuned for more information regarding our call for scores results. Once our 30+ composers are chosen we will contact you followed by an announcement here on our website listing all participants.

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