The 2nd Zodiac International Music Competition

The 2nd Zodiac International Music Competition aims to discover exceptional musical talent, both in performance and composition, from across the globe, and bring it to the stage of the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in the beautiful South of France.

Winning Composer's Commission.
The winning composer will be awarded $500 and invited to write a work (up to 10 minutes) for the Zodiac Trio, or its members. The work will receive its North American premiere at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York during the 2020-21 season (exact date TBA), and will receive its European premiere in France at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in July of 2021, allowing the composer sufficient time to complete the work. The festival will not provide airfare for the winning composer, however, should the composer choose to attend the performance, the festival will provide meals and accommodations during the duration of the composer's stay (maximum 3 days). Second Prize winner receives $250 and a diploma, third prize winner receives a diploma. Once completed, the winning piece will be published on the website in PDF format, along with the videos of the performances.

Composition applicants are asked to submit two (2) scores in PDF format, along with links to a SoundCloud recording (midi is acceptable).

Selection Process:
The submissions will be judged in two rounds: preliminary and final, and will use a points-based system. 10 soloist and 10 composer finalists will be selected and published on the competition website by April 1st, 2020. Final winners will be announced on April 15th, 2020 via email and will posted on the competition website.

Application Deadline & Entrance Fee:*

Application deadline is March 15th, 2020. The non-refundable application fee is $55 USD (50 Euros).
Early bird deadline is January 15th, 2020. The Early Bird application fee is $35 USD (40 Euros)


To apply: To apply:
You will be taken to a PayPal checkout page at the end of the online application, after you click "submit".

*Application fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the Zodiac International Music Competition.

15 Mar 2020
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