2018 Missouri Composers Project

The Columbia Civic Orchestra and Columbia Chamber Choir seek works written by Missouri composers for the 2018 Missouri Composers Project (MOCOP) competition. Works can be submitted in one of four categories:

  • Open Orchestral (up to 10 minutes in duration)
  • Open Choral (up to 8 minutes in duration)
  • High School Orchestral (up to 10 minutes in duration)
  • High School Choral (up to 8 minutes in duration)

The open categories include any composer, of any age, whose submitted work was written while the composer was living in Missouri. The high school categories include any composer enrolled in grades 9-12 in a Missouri high school. Instrumentation for orchestral submissions should not exceed: 2+pic, 2+EH, 2+B.Cl, 2, 4, 3, 3, 1, Timp+2 perc, strings. Choral works must be scored for standard SATB.

One winner will be chosen from each of the four categories. The composers of the selected works will receive a performance and professional recording of their winning work by the Columbia Civic Orchestra (directed by Stefan Freund) or Columbia Chamber Choir (directed by Emily Edgington Andrews), as well as a $500 honorarium.

The concert will take place at First Baptist Church, 1112 East Broadway Columbia, MO 65203, at 7:30 pm the evening of Sunday, March 11, 2018. A dress rehearsal with the composers present will take place in the church from 3:00-6:15 the afternoon of March 11, 2018. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Missouri Composers Project is an effort by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, the Mizzou New Music Initiative, The Columbia Civic Orchestra, and thecae Columbia Chamber Choir to bring attention to orchestral and choral works written by composers in the state of Missouri. By identifying composers of orchestral and choral music, and providing opportunities for the performance of their work, MOCOP strives to showcase the talent of Missouri and share it with the community.

For applications forms and more information, please visit https://music.missouri.edu/mnmi/mocop or contact Jacob Gotlib at gotlibj@missouri.edu.

4 Dec 2017