Young Composers Competition/Reading Session

Young Composers Competition and Workshops Submission Information

* Details on how to submit work are included below:

The Manchester University Music Department is pleased to announce, as part of the

2nd Manchester New Music Festival

(March 26-28, 2015)…

Two Opportunities for Young Composers:

Young Composers Competition

Young Composers Reading Session

 

Young Composers (who are not more than 18 years of age at the time of submission) are invited to submit original compositions for the Young Composers Competition and/or the Young Composers Reading Session.

Winners in the Young Composers Competition will each receive a cash prize of $500 and will have their works performed during the festival. Winners will also receive a recording of the performance.

Works selected for the Young Composers Reading Session will be performed in a workshop setting during the festival, and composers will receive feedback from a panel of composers and performers and a recording of their work.

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2014

There is no entry fee.

Instructions for Submitting:

Electronic submissions are preferred (but not required). Please send submissions by email to the following address…

manchesternewmusicfestival@gmail.com

Any Files larger than 10MB should be sent separately via a file transfer service (such as dropbox.com). Hard copy submissions may be sent by mail to the physical address at the bottom of this page.

Please specify whether you are submitting to the Young Composers Competition, the Young Composers Reading Session, or both.

For each submission, include a PDF of the score and a recording (if available). MIDI recordings are acceptable.

The following information must also be included with your submission:

  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone #
  • Email address
  • A brief bio

For the Young Composers Competition, composers may submit works for the following instrumentation:

  • Instrumental solo and chamber works (for any combination of standard orchestral instruments, with or without piano – maximum of 5 players)
  • Works for choir
  • Works for solo voice (with or without piano)
  • Electroacoustic Compositions

For the Young Composers Reading Session, composers may submit works for the following instrumentation:

  • Instrumental solo and chamber works for any combination of standard orchestral instruments, with or without piano (maximum of 5 players)
  • Works for solo voice (with or without piano)

Additional Details:

  • Composers may submit up to two works for consideration.
  • Submitted scores will be reviewed by a panel of judges, including members of the Manchester University faculty.
  • Results will be announced in December 2014.
  • Winning composers must attend the festival in order to have their works performed and to receive the cash prize.
  • Composers must not be over the age of 18 at the time of submission.

Email or call Dr. Tim Reed (tmreed@manchester.edu or (260) 982-5292) with questions or for more information.

Hard-copy submissions may be mailed to the following address (although electronic submissions are preferred):

Dr. Tim Reed

Manchester University Music Department

604. East College Ave.

North Manchester, IN 46962

 

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