PAS Composition Contest

2019 PAS Composition Contest

DEADLINE: August 1st, 2019

2019 Competition - Solo Marimba (Solo Marimba refers to one instrument and one player – NO electronics)

Eligibility:

Works can not have been premiered and must have been completed after January 1, 2018.
Duration, level, and instrument range of composition will be left to the composer.
Composers should take note that any number of mallets may be used in their work(s).
Works also using new or extended techniques are also encouraged.
No arrangements of works will be accepted.

Awards:

$3,000 grand prize (up to two honorable mentions – $250.00 each)
Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed on the PAS website with composer’s picture and bio.
Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed along with review of work(s) in Percussive Notes of March 2020.
Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be further announced at PASIC.
Winning composition will be performed in the USA during 2020. Other performances around the world may occur based around availability of performers.
The new work will be premiered throughout 2020 by the following performers in no particular order (more performers to be added):

Brian Blume – Assistant Professor of Percussion, Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL

Nathaniel Gworek – Instructor of Percussion, Georgia College, Milledgeville College, GA

Great Plains Percussion Group

Brad Meyer – Chair, PAS Health and Wellness Committee, Director of Percussion Studies, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

Michael Varner – Retired Director of Percussion, University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX

Nicholaus Meyers – Chair, PAS Composition Committee, Director of Bands and Percussion, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma

Submit the following items through the online submission link. https://pasjudging.pas.org/composition-contest-2019/
A pdf file of the submitted composition absent of any composer information.
Label file with title of work.
An audio file of a computer realization or other recording (non performance) of the submitted composition absent of any composer or performer information. Label file with the title work.
All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges.
Contest results will be announced in November 2019.
All entry materials become property of PAS. PAS does not claim rights to distribute materials. Materials will be archived for historical purposes only.
No limit on the number of submissions, please submit an application for each entry. ($20 entry fee applies to each entry)
Application closes 11:59 PM EST August 1, 2019.

For more information and to apply: https://pasjudging.pas.org/composition-contest-2019/

1 Aug 2019
20.00
U.S. Dollar (USD)