WHRO Public Media

Long known for its public service mission, WHRO is the only public broadcasting station in the United States that is owned by a collaboration of 19 local public school districts. Through WHRO TV, WHRO FM, WHRV FM, its digital platforms and educational content delivered online to more than 286,000 students and 25,000 teachers, WHRO enriches the lives of the people of Eastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina every day.  WHRO has been committed to excellence in public media. Today, WHRO's consumer base resides throughout Eastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.

WHRO Public Media and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) are excited to announce a call for scores for a new collaboration combining contemporary art and music. 

Selected works will be performed at the event “Contemporary Music at the Museum” which will pair the work of Virginia artists in the exhibition New Waves 2020 with music by Virginia composers. The performance will take place in fall 2020, date TBA, at Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach, VA. Composers of selected works are invited, but not required, to attend the performance.  

Requirements: 

  • All composers must be current residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. 
  • Works may include the following instrumentation, in any combination of 1-4 players: 

                        Flute/piccolo/alto flute/bass flute (one player)

                        Violin 

                        Cello 

                        Piano 

  •  Works under 15 minutes in duration are preferred.
  •  We are not able to consider works with electronics.   

Submit the following materials: 

  • PDF score
  • MP3 recording 
  • Short bio 
  • Link to your website [optional] 


If you wish to submit more than one piece, please submit each one in a separate application. 


Thank you for your interest in collaborating with WHRO. 

 WHRO is proud to showcase many hours of independently produced content across our multiple platforms, including WHRO TV, WHRO World, WHRO Create, WHRV 89.5 FM and WHRO 90.3 FM, AltRadio, The 1920s Network and WHRO.org. We are excited to work with innovative independent producers and filmmakers from our region and across Virginia.

Below you will find our online application, including a place to post your work sample and our submission release form. The information you provide will help us review your program or proposal. 

WHRO receives many more submissions and proposals than we could possibly use across our platforms. However best efforts will be made to respond to all inquiries within six weeks of the submission date.

Please note that WHRO does not currently have dedicated funding for the production of independent projects, or the staff capacity to help you raise funds. Resources WHRO can offer include:

·         in-kind production and post-production services

·         distribution

·         consulting

·         letters of support

·         broadcast or streaming on our platforms

We are most interested in content that is directly related to our mission of educating, enlightening, and inspiring our members, listeners and viewers across the state. Topics and areas of interest include:

·         arts/culture

·         documentary

·         local and state history

·         public affairs

·         sea level rise

·         diversity and race


Topics or types of programming we are not interested in include:

·         advocacy programs

·         commercial or promotional programs

·         religious programs


Independent productions may be presented as series, stand- alone programs, or folded into some of our current productions, like Curate, Another View, or HearSay with Cathy Lewis. WHRO is also seeking digital content for whro.org and our other digital platforms.

We look forward to reviewing your materials.

WHRO is looking for videos featuring art and artists in southeastern Virginia! Please submit your video with a description including artist name and medium. We will select a video to feature each month. Good luck and thank you! 
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