Frost School of Music Ensemble Ibis Student Competition

There are two divisions, as follows:
• Division 1: Open to composers who will be enrolled in high school as of 9/1/19.
• Division 2: Open to composers who will be enrolled as college undergraduates as of 9/1/19. Students enrolled in the Frost School of Music are ineligible.

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PRIZES: The winning composers will receive a $250 prize and a performance of the work by Ensemble Ibis at the Frost School of Music on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida February 25, 2020.

Compositions may be up to 10 minutes in duration.
Submissions for the competition may be for any combination of one to 15 instruments drawn from the following:
Flute (doubling alto and piccolo), Oboe (1) Clarinet (doubling bass) (1) Bassoon (1) Horn (1) Trumpet (1) Trombone (1) Tuba (1) Piano/keyboard (1) Percussion (up to 2) Violin (2) Viola (1) Cello (1) Dbl Bass (1)

Applicants may submit only one work.
Applicants should submit their score electronically as a pdf file to Charles Norman Mason, Chair of Composition/Theory at: with the subject line “Frost Composition Submission, Division [1 or 2]: [composer name]”
Recording of the work is optional. Recording must be in mp3 format. MIDI realizations are acceptable.

Applicants will be judged on their originality, artistic promise, and score presentation by a panel of award winning composers.
Decisions will be announced by November 20, 2019 on our website (see below).

DEADLINE for receipt is midnight EST, October 15, 2019.

15 Oct 2019