The Playground Ensemble

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Welcome to the Playground Ensemble's CoCoCo submission page! 


Open to: Colorado residents and students at Colorado academic institutions, with a special division for K-12 students.

Prize: Chosen submissions will be performed and recorded at the Playground’s CoCoCo concert on 4/14/18*.  One composer will be selected as the recipient of a $500 commission for a new work for the Playground to be premiered during our ’18-‘19 season**.

IF YOU ARE AN ADULT COMPOSER (including college students),
please click on the orange "submit" button next to "CoCoCo 12" below. 

IF YOU ARE A YOUNG COMPOSER (K-12),
please click on the orange "submit" button next to "Youth CoCoCo 12" below.   

  • Submission requirements:

    • Composers may submit up to two scores, duration 3-12 minutes, for any combination of the following: 1 flute/piccolo/alto flute, 1 clarinet/bass clarinet, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 2 percussion, 1 soprano or mezzo-soprano voice, 1 piano, electronics***.

    • Works for one performer will not be considered.  Works for a single live performer plus electronics are allowed.

    • Submitted scores and parts must be anonymous: NO identifying information, including the filenames!!

    • Recordings are optional, but strongly recommended.  A MIDI recording is preferable to no recording.

  • Deadline: 1/7/18 (Notification of selection starting by 2/7/18)

  • Fee: OPTIONAL $15 contribution through Colorado Gives to help defray CoCoCo costs (click on the link in the submittable form, or use the Colorado Gives donate button on The Playground web site).


*Audio and video recordings of the performance may be used by the Playground for promotional materials.

** The Playground reserves the right to not award the commission if so desired.

***For works using electronics, the Playground will provide 2 channel stereo playback, from CD or laptop.  For any other needs the composer may be responsible for providing equipment.


Thanks!