Call for Reading Session Music

Deadline January 25, 2021


ASTA members are always looking for new music to add to their repertoire. Don't miss this chance to get your publications in front of conference attendees.

NEW! The conference committee has added four new diversity-focused reading sessions to the 2021 Virtual ASTA National Conference. We are collecting submissions for all reading sessions listed below and encourage you to submit pieces for each session.

Criteria for Music Submissions

The criteria for repertoire in each reading session is included below. To avoid an overlap in multiple reading sessions, a composition may only be submitted for a single reading session. In the instance when a composition may qualify for multiple reading sessions, the publisher must choose a single reading session in which to submit the composition.

K-12 Orchestra Grades 1-3 Repertoire

  • Submissions must have a copyright date of 2019 or newer
  • Submissions should only include Grade 1-3 repertoire
  • Submissions can also include repertoire by Female and Underrepresented Composers

K-12 Orchestra Grades 4-6 Repertoire

  • Submissions must have a copyright date of 2019 or newer
  • Submissions should only include Grade 4-6 repertoire
  • Submissions can also include repertoire by Female and Underrepresented Composers

NEW! K-12 Orchestra Repertoire by Female Composers

  • Submissions can have any copyright date
  • Submissions can be any grade level
  • Submissions should be by female composers only

NEW! K-12 Orchestra Repertoire by Underrepresented Composers

  • Submissions can have any copyright date
  • Submissions can be any grade level
  • Submissions should be by underrepresented composers only

Eclectic Styles

  • Submissions must have a copyright date of 2019 or newer
  • Submissions can be any grade level
  • Submissions can also include repertoire by Female and Underrepresented Composers

NEW! Applied Studio - Solo and Chamber Music by Female Composers

  • Submissions can have any copyright date
  • Submissions should be by female composers only
  • Submissions can be for any level

NEW! Applied Studio - Solo and Chamber Music by Underrepresented Composers

  • Submissions can have any copyright date
  • Submissions should be by underrepresented composers only
  • Submissions can be for any level

ASTA will provide a list of accepted music submissions to all who attend the conference reading sessions, as well as post it on the ASTA website as a member resource.


How to Submit Music


  • To be eligible to submit music for the reading sessions, you must be a current ASTA String Industry Council member.

  • For each submission, publishers have two options for how to submit materials:
    • Option #1 (preferred)
      • Website link to a video that includes both the score and audio recording for each score

    • Option #2
      • PDF of each score (feel free to add a watermark)
      • Website link to an audio recording of each piece

  • For each piece that is submitted, please include the following information:
    • Title
    • Composer/Arranger
    • Publisher's suggested grade level
    • Price
    • Duration of piece
    • Which reading session the piece is being submitted for.
    • Optional: 1-minute video of the composer discussing about the piece

Email all submission materials to meetings@astastrings.orgThe deadline for submissions is January 25, 2021.

Questions? Email meetings@astastrings.org.