Classical Evolve - 2nd Annual IL Philharmonic Orchestra Composer Competition

As part of Maestro Stilian Kirov's vision to encourage the development of new musical voices, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to announce IPO Classical Evolve- our second annual composition competition aimed at expanding the canon of classical music for current and future generations. In an innovative and artistically fulfilling process, three finalists will be chosen to have their original score workshopped and performed LIVE to IPO audiences on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The winning composer will be named IPO “Composer-in-Residence” and have the opportunity to compose three works for IPO’s 2018-19 Season. The 2018 Winner and current Composer-in-Residence is Ben Ash. 2018 Judges included: Kyong Mee Choi , Jim Stephenson, Henry Fogel.


Composers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Must be an emerging composer with no more than two compositions performed by a professional orchestra.

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14 Dec 2018
U.S. Dollar (USD)