I recently submitted an orchestral compositon to ERM Media in a call for scores. My score, Nightwinds, was 1 of 5 selected out of over 400 scores to be on the 8th CD of their Masterworks of the New Era recording project.
I did a complete rendering of the piece this past November using GPO and submitted to a "Composers Showcase" contest in Colorado. Nightwinds was one of two selected for performance in the 2005-2006 concert series.
I wanted to submit Nightwinds in the GPO contest, but it is 12:30 long and I couldn't figure where to cut it down in time.
Thanks to GPO, I was able to produce a very good recording to present with my score. Thanks Gary for bringing this capability to us composers that don't have the big bucks!
EMR Media produces CD's of new works. They record in Kiev with the Kiev Philharmonic and the CD I heard is fantastic. Very clean recording and playing by the orchestra.