Call for Submissions


Artists, Writers, and Composers!

The MU Collaborative Arts Initiative is a program sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Society of Composers, Inc. designed to bring together artists from different disciplines in order to create new works. Nine artists will be selected as finalists and then meet to form teams of three, each consisting of a visual artist, a composer, and a writer. Each team will then collaborate, creating three different but related works. The nine new creations will be premiered in a recital on April 4, 2014 and will be judged by a panel representative of the three departments.

In addition to a premiere of the works, cash prizes will be given for first, second and third place teams.

Submission Guidelines
– Applicants must be a student at the University of Missouri, Stephens College, or Columbia College.
– Applicants need not be a writing, art, or music major. Students from all degree programs are welcome.
Do not include your name or any other identifier on the submitted materials (PDFs/portfolio), other than in the application information.

Submit a PDF of one work of either prose or poetry that you feel best exemplifies your ability. You may include an audio recording of a reading, but it is not required.

Visual Artists:
Submit a digital portfolio of at least two and no more than five works that you feel best exemplify your artistic ability.

Submit an audio file (MIDI or live recording) and PDF score of a piece that you feel best exemplifies your ability.

Application Information
-Phone number:
-Title of work:

Submit files (or download links) and application information to by 5 PM on October 18, 2013.

Questions may be submitted via email to or @MizzouCAI on twitter.