The Texas A&M University Composition Competition and Symposium 2016
Prize: $500 honorarium and performance
Open to composers born after December 31, 1991 who reside in the United States.
The Texas A&M University Composition Competition and Symposium announces a call for scores to composers born after December 31, 1991 who reside in the United States. Composers are invited to submit new works for brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba) of approximately 7–12 minutes in duration. The winning composer will receive a $500 honorarium, a performance by the Atlantic Brass Quintet and travel expenses to attend the performance and symposium in College Station, Texas. The winning composer will be required to attend the symposium and give a brief talk on his or her music.
Rules for Submission
There is no entry fee. Each composer may submit one score. Anonymous submission is not necessary. An electronic version of the score is required and a recording is strongly encouraged. Both must be submitted through Music Avatar.
The submitted work may have been previously performed but may not have won any previous competition.
Score format should be PDF.
Recording format should be MP3.
MIDI realizations are acceptable.
Works need to be submitted via Music Avatar: www.musicavatar.org.
You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named “The Texas A&M University Composition Competition and Symposium” to submit work.
Then follow the prompts to enter your information, upload your materials, and complete your submission.
November 18, 2016 by 11:59 P.M. CDT (UTC -5:00): Deadline for submissions
December 9, 2016: Notification of winner
December 19, 2016: Winner’s score and parts must delivered in hard copy to the Texas A&M University Department of Performance Studies
February 21–23, 2017: Symposium at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX
The preliminary judging panel will include Texas A&M University faculty composers. The Atlantic Brass Quintet and guest composer David Maslanka will select the winning composition.
Inquiries should be sent to Dr. David Wilborn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is made possible by the College of Liberal Arts Strategic Development Fund and the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University.