Cutting-Edge Composers III

Cutting-Edge Composers is now accepting songwriter submissions for CEC IV, performance date to be determined.

How to Apply

Please send the following information via email to :

  • Recordings of three original songs; YouTube, mp3, or streaming audio formats are acceptable
  • Formal or informal headshot, suitable for use in promotional materials; higher resolution is preferred
  • Formal or informal resume or bio; tell us about your songwriting experience

CEC is open to all musical theatre songwriters whose work has not been produced on Broadway or the West End. Submission deadline is not yet set.

Notes to Songwriters

CEC can best assist songwriters if our shows are exceptional and highly anticipated. These are not meant to be rigid requirements; we will consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

  • We prefer that songwriters showcase an original song at the CEC concert that they have not previously presented in NYC. (This restriction does not apply to the three songs submitted as part of your application.)
  • Songwriters are expected to attend the CEC event. Waivers will be considered based on travel distance to attend or other concerns.
  • Songwriters retain full rights to their work, but grant CEC permission to post the song presented at CEC (not their submission songs) on YouTube.
  • CEC will work with songwriters to determine the best performers and musicians to present their song at the event.
  • Songwriters from previous CEC events are welcome to apply.