Emerging Composers Competition at The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (MYO) is hosting an Emerging Composers Competition, open to all unpublished composers under the age of 25 as of July 1, 2019. This national competition has a Choral Division and an Orchestral Division.
Works submitted should be for one of the following ensembles:
A. SATB Youth Choir (high school students)
B. Symphony Orchestra (high school students)

Deadline: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 (All materials must be received by this date)
Please include the following items with the online application: https://www.jotform.com/myony/2018-2019-emerging-composers

1. Full score and complete set of parts (PDF form)
2. A private YouTube or audio file (digital or live) rendition of the composition
3. Age Verification – Please provide proof of age. A copy of your birth certificate, passport, or driver’s license is acceptable.
4. $25 Application Fee (payable online through PayPal)
5. A short written description of the composition outlining inspirations and important features (250 words maximum).

Finalists in each Division will receive a cash award and may have the composition performed by one of the MYO ensembles in the 2019–2020 season.

First Place: $500
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100

The winning compositions will be announced by Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The judges reserve the right not to award a prize in either Division.

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (MYO) is committed to fostering a community of talented young musicians from Long Island and providing them with an opportunity to rehearse and perform choral and orchestral masterworks at the highest possible level with recognized leaders in music education and performance. Founded in 1993 by John C. McNeur, MYO has grown from a 15-piece orchestra to seven orchestras and seven choral ensembles, serving over 1,000 musicians between the ages of 8 and 18. MYO enjoys a rich tradition of international summer performance tours, beginning with the 1997 tour to Germany, France, and Austria through the most recent tour to Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest in July 2018.

Website link: http://www.myo.org/myo-programs/emerging-composers-competition/

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