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Snapshot 2023
Call For Scores

"expressive, insinuating, full of enigmatic fervor... Each excerpt includes passages that make one intrigued to hear the work at fuller length"

-Joshua Kosman, SF Chronicle

"Somehow, some way, one or more of these works may make it to a full production — at West Edge or somewhere else.

-Steven Winn, SFCV

SNAPSHOT is an opportunity for West Coast Composers and Librettists to put shorter works or excerpts of longer works on their feet with world class vocalists and instrumentalists.

All participating composers and librettists will also be provided a feedback session with leaders in the new opera field.

Call for Submissions Opens: July 15th, 2022

Call for Submissions Closes: September 25th, 2022

Selections will be announced by: November 1st, 2022

Questions? Email West Edge Music Director Jonathan Khunerjkhuner@sonic.net

Successful Previous Participants Include:

MOON BRIDE DOGS

By Ryan Suleiman and Cristina Fríes

18 MELODIES FOR HUILJA

By Joan Huang

HOUSE OF WORDS

By Linda Bouchard

GILBERTO

By Nicolas Lell Benavides and Marella Martin Koch

Past media coverage of Snapshot programs: