Music Submissions

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Alfred Music family of composers. We welcome unsolicited submissions from anyone, and extend a special invitation to authors from underrepresented groups. The relationships we build with our authors are very important to us, and we are always pleased to expand our circle of collaborators. Alfred Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or political affiliation.

Please begin the submission process by reviewing our most recent releases to ensure that your creative work is targeted to our audience and in alignment with our guidelines. Confirming that Alfred Music is a good fit for your music before submitting will increase your chances of acceptance. Please keep in mind that while we do produce a limited amount of music for higher-level ensembles, much of the music we publish is intended for educational use. Appropriate difficulty levels, and a consistent level of difficulty between instruments/voices, should be considered. Review the guidelines we’ve prepared to get a better understanding of what we’re looking for. Submissions are to be original material or arrangements of works in the public domain. Arrangements of copyrighted material will not be reviewed.

The review process can take a considerable amount of time, so please be patient in awaiting a response. Each submission is carefully considered for marketability and suitability in our catalog.

If your submission is rejected, don’t lose hope! There are a limited number of titles published in various categories each year, and many factors go into determining which pieces will be accepted. While we cannot provide specific feedback for pieces that do not move forward for publication, please rest assured that every submission is carefully, and thoughtfully considered. A 'rejection' is very often not a reflection of the musical integrity or the hard work that went into the writing. Each publisher has different needs for their catalog and you are encouraged to submit your work to another company after Alfred Music has completed its review. Please consider submitting future compositions to Alfred Music for consideration, as well.

Categories we are actively soliciting:

We are currently accepting submissions in the following categories. Please review the guidelines provided for each category to be sure your work is in line with our needs. 

Choral

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Classroom

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Concert Band

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Jazz Band

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Marching Band

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Orchestra

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String Supplemental

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Suzuki

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Other

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Submit your work for consideration:

If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, complete the form below. Please be certain your piece meets the guidelines listed for the product line you’re submitting in.

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