SFEMS 2017–18 Season


SFEMS has issued a request for proposals for individuals and ensembles interested in appearing on the 2017–18 concert series.

  • SFEMS will present a minimum of six concerts during the next concert season from October 2017 through April 2018. The presentations will be by both bay-area and other ensembles. All concert proposals will be evaluated by the same standards and methods. SFEMS welcomes all proposals that could be of interest to our audiences. We are seeking a diversity of instruments, periods, as well as size of performance group. All concert proposals will be viewed through the lens of creating a compelling concert season.

Proposals should be sent electronically to the Concert Committee care of Joyce Johnson Hamilton ( using the Concert Proposal Submission Form available online.  The deadline for receiving concert proposals for the 2017-18 season has been extended by two weeks to 9 AM Pacific time on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

Proposals should include a detailed description of the concert, plus audio samples. The proposal must include a list of instruments to be used, including date of manufacture, style, original instrument after which modeled and name of maker.

Each ensemble must represent that all performers named in the proposal have agreed to participate and must give one person the authority to conclude arrangements with SFEMS.

Bay Area Ensembles:

Compensation for local groups will be $1,100.00 per performer up to a total of $5,500.00 for the group.  Extra fees for guest artist travel to be negotiated.

Other Ensembles:

Proposals by non-local ensembles will negotiated by the Concert Committee taking into consideration the additional expenses of travel and housing.



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