As part of a mission to center marginalized voices in American Theatre, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Theatre is seeking musical theatre song submissions from BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and differently-abled writers. Songs can be from a larger musical work or stand-alone pieces. Material may be for performance as a solo, duet, trio, quartet, or a larger ensemble of singers.

UNCG fully supports and values an inclusive community with visible and meaningful representation of diversity. We seek to promote a climate of civility and respect, where diverse viewpoints and experiences are welcomed. UNCG is committed to protecting the rights of all to ensure that each person in our community is empowered, valued and respected for their contributions to the mission of this university. As a minority-serving institution, we embrace our role as serving a large, diverse student body and we are committed to our mission as providing access and opportunity for all.

“To this idea that if we’re going to change the world, we must understand that we have a shared fate. We are connected, in an inextricable pattern, in which what happens to one of us, happens to all of us. At the core, that’s what our university is all about.”
– Franklin D. Gilliam, UNC Greensboro Chancellor

The UNCG Musical Theatre Program is a rigorous, selective pre-professional program that accepts only eight students per class. Currently in its second year, the program has achieved national attention for a new approach to highly individualized training and performance experience. UNCGMT is committed to giving voice to those who have been voiceless and supporting students to be their most authentic selves.

All songs selected will be arranged (as needed, in consult with composer) and music directed by Dominick Amendum (UNCG Musical Theatre Program Coordinator; Professional credits include Music Supervisor/Arranger The Prince of Egypt (West End); Assoc Music Supervisor Wicked; Music Director Heathers, and others.) Pieces will be performed by students from the musical theatre program at UNC Greensboro and professionally recorded. They will be released online as part of the UNC Greensboro School of Theatre 2020-21 Season.

All submissions should include:

  • A demo recording
  • An accompanying lyric sheet or sheet music (preferred)
  • Bios for each member of the writing team

Deadline for submissions: July 15th (preferred); August 1st (final)

Please send all submissions directly to musicaltheatre@uncg.edu. You will receive an email detailing receipt of your materials within 24-hours of submission. All creative property will be protected. Submissions selected for use will receive a standard fee and a contract with the UNC Greensboro School of Theatre detailing specific usage.

Thank you in advance!
The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre

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