Northern California Viola Society's Composition Competition

The Northern California Viola Society is seeking original composition submissions for the Young Violists Competition finalists (high school age or younger) to perform on Sunday March 8, 2020 as part of the competition finals requirements.  

Work must be an original, unperformed composition for solo viola without accompaniment, under 4 minutes and appropriate for very excellent high school players.  Please do not just place an alto clef on a work for another instrument - we seek to encourage people to compose for viola specifically. Winning composer waives PRO rights for the competition performances.  Composer keeps ownership and all other rights.
Restrictions: No age or other limits to submit.
Fee to submit: None
Prize: $100 and recording of several excellent young players performing the work.  
Deadline: Oct. 30, 2019 
Winner announcement: by Jan. 1, 2020

Submission details: Submit a PDF of the score, including your name and contact information to:  All submissions (with names blocked out) will be sight-read and evaluated by professional violist board members of the NCVS and voted on the full board.  Please make a note on the score if you’d like to get comments from them. Submission materials will be deleted after the winner is chosen.

Questions: Contact Katrina Wreede at:

30 Oct 2019