ISU Carillon Composition Competition 2019

Iowa State University Department of Music & Theatre is proud to announce the Carillon Composition Competition 2019.

The purpose of the competition is to encourage the writing of original carillon compositions by young composers under age 35. Prize includes one cash award of $500.

The submitted work shall be an original composition, and for four-octave carillon (tenor C to C4), with two-octave pedal board (C-C2). The composition may be a solo, a duet for one carillon or a work for carillon with one or more other instrument. Submitted composition must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2019.

Composition Requirements:

The submitted work shall be an original composition, and for four-octave carillon (tenor C to C4), with a two-octave pedal board (tenor C to C2).
The composition may be a solo, a duet for one carillon or a work for carillon with one or more other instruments or chorus.
A transcription or arrangement will not be accepted.
The composition shall be 4 to 7 minutes in length.
The submitted work shall never have been published, awarded a prize in another competition, or performed publicly.
A composer may submit more than one work.
Eligibility:

The composer must not have been born before September 13, 1984, and must not have been awarded a prize in the ISU Carillon Composition Competition.

Judges:

Koen Coseart, Jeffrey Prater, and Tin-Shi Tam.
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize if the submitted compositions are not of a satisfactory level.
The decision of the judges is final.

Instructions for submission:

Submit three copies of the composition.
The composition must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2019.
The submitted composition must be legible.
The composer's name shall not appear on the composition.
Along with the three copies of the composition, include a small sealed envelope that contains within the composer's name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and birth date. The title of the composition is to be placed on the outside of the small envelope. The small envelope will be opened only after the judges' decision is made.
Submitted compositions will be returned only if a self-addressed and stamped envelope is provided.
Submit materials to:

Carillon Composition Competition 2019
Iowa State University
Department of Music & Theatre
149 Music Hall
2427 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011

For more information, call (515) 294-2911, or e-mail: tstam@iastate.edu

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