ECU New Music Initiative composition Competition

14th Annual Orchestra Composition Competition
GUIDELINES ANNOUNCED

Open to all composers, regardless of age, nationality or institutional affiliation. [Past winners listed below.]

Prize: The winning work will be performed by
the East Carolina University Symphony
April 6, 2019, in Wright Auditorium, Greenville, NC.

For consideration, the following materials must be received by December 1, 2018:

Scores (a maximum of two works; two copies of each submission) professional quality score(s), meeting guidelines noted below:

Name of composer (anonymous entry NOT necessary)
Maximum instrumentation: 2 flutes (+piccolo), 2 oboe (1 English Horn double), 2 clarinet (+bass), 2 bassoon, 4 horn, 3 trumpet, 3 trombone (including bass), 1 tuba, Timpani, 2 percussion, piano, Strings
Works with electronics/computer WILL be considered
Work with Harp will NOT be considered
Works including soloists will NOT be considered
Maximum duration of twelve (12) minutes
Difficulty level suitable for advanced university orchestra

Information Sheet with:

Composer's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address
One paragraph bio, one paragraph program note
Title of submitted composition(s), list of instrumentation, duration of composition, date of completion, and performance history (if applicable)

If available, a recording of the submitted work(s) may be included. Recordings are helpful, but are not necessary.
For EACH ENTRY, an APPLICATION FEE of $10 US in the form of a check payable to East Carolina University, with NewMusic Initiative noted in the memo. [Cash (US $) is also acceptable.] Payment may also be made online here.
Self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish your materials to be returned.

Members of The East Carolina University Orchestra, Jorge Richter, Director, will perform the single winning work on Saturday evening, April 6, 2019, on a NC NewMusic Initiative concert on the East Carolina University campus in Greenville, NC.

Parts for the winning work must be received by January 10, 2019.

The composer of the winning work must be available to attend the festival. Every attempt will be made by the festival staff to provide accommodations for visitors, and to subsidize costs of travel. The composer of the winning work may also be asked to conduct a seminar, introducing their work to students and other festival attendants.

The composer of the selected score will be notified by December 25, 2018. Parts for the winning work must be received by January 10, 2019.

Address all submissions to:
Mark Taggart
Composition Competition Director
NC NewMusic Initiative
366 Fletcher Music Center
East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858
E-mail: taggartm@ecu.edu

1 Dec 2018
10.00