Information about Submissions

Submissions Overview

How to Apply

Our application can be found here. Applicants must include contact information and group information, as well as a video of their team performing, and pay the application fee. Please be sure you have a video of your team performing uploaded to a video sharing service like YouTube or Vimeo before filling out the application form.

Deadlines and Fees

The deadline for all applicants is June 1, 2024, and the application fee is $25. If paying the application fee would cause financial hardship, please send us an email and we’ll arrange for a waiver.

Why a Fee

We charge a small application fee for two reasons: First, the fee helps ensure that those applying are serious about attending our festival and second, the fees help support the costs of putting on the festival. We are a nonprofit staffed entirely by volunteers, so every dollar of the application fees goes directly toward putting on this festival. 

Submission Guidelines

What We're Looking For

Every application will be reviewed by at least two of our four festival producers. We are looking for a diverse array of musical improv acts, including diversity of genre, form, style and voice. Our goal is to find opportunities for teams at various musical improv experience levels to get exposure, including training teams and newer musical improvisers.

Video Requirements

All applications must include a video uploaded to a video sharing service like YouTube or Vimeo. These videos do not need to be of professional quality–cell phone footage is perfectly fine. So long as the performance captured on video can be heard and seen, it’s acceptable.

Musical Director/Accompanist Help

We know that traveling with a Musical Director/Accompanist is sometimes cost prohibitive for some teams. Because of that, we will gladly arrange for you to be assigned a local experienced Musical Director/Accompanist for both your performance and a 30-minute rehearsal beforehand. The cost for this service is $60. Please indicate on your application if you think you might need this service.

After Being Accepted

Deadline to Confirm

Acceptance notifications will go out by June 14, 2024 at the latest. After that time, accepted teams will have 14 days to confirm their attendance. Failure to confirm within this 14-day window may result in rescinding the acceptance offer.

Teaching Opportunities

There will be a limited number of opportunities for experienced visiting performers to teach a workshop during the festival. Applicants interested in teaching must fill out the separate teacher form at the time they apply. Teachers who are selected will be guaranteed payment regardless of how many people sign up for their workshop. You can submit your Teacher Application Form here.

Logistical Arrangements

Performers visiting from out of town can learn more about hotel and travel options on our Information for Visiting Performers page.