2018 McMurry New Music Project

Description

The Music Department at McMurry University is dedicated to being on the forefront of musical innovation and supporting the development of new repertoire by established and emerging composers. The McMurry New Music Project seeks to engage the worldwide musical community in premiering new works and promoting projects to be added to the active repertoire. The McMurry New Music Project will actively promote the winning composers via the competition website and will include a link to the composer’s personal website. Utilization of social media resources will include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube with details about the winning submissions and professional quality recordings of winning works.

2018 Categories

Submissions in the following categories will be accepted. Please refer to the individual advertisement for the specific requirements of each category.

I. Unaccompanied Trumpet
II. Mallet Keyboard Solo
III. Multiple Percussion Solo
IV. Trumpet/Percussion Duo

There is no entry fee.

Composers may submit compositions for more than one category.

Requirements

 Composition must be unique and not yet been performed in public (we intend for the project to include all world premieres)
 Scores must be marked with “Submitted for 2018 McMurry New Music Project”
 Scores selected must be published with “Winner of the 2018 McMurry New Music Project”

Category Specific Requirements

Category 1 – Unaccompanied Trumpet

 Maximum length of 10 minutes
 May be continuous or multi-movement
 May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
 May use any combination of mutes
 Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)

Category 2 – Mallet Keyboard Solo – Unaccompanied

 Maximum length of 10 minutes
 May be continuous or multi-movement
 May be written for 2, 3, or 4-Mallet Technique
 May be written for Xylophone, 5.0 Octave Marimba, or Vibraphone
 No additional instruments may be used

Category 3 – Multiple Percussion Solo – Unaccompanied

 Maximum length of 10 minutes
 May be continuous or multi-movement
 May be written for conventional concert percussion instruments
 May be written for non-traditional percussion instruments such as pipes, flower pots, etc.
 Tape or Audio accompaniment may be used, but the requirement of manipulating live media is not allowed

Category 4 – Trumpet/Percussion Duo
 1 Trumpet Player/1 Percussion Player
 Maximum length of 10 minutes
 May be continuous or multi-movement
 May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
 May use any combination of mutes
 Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)
 May be written for conventional concert percussion instruments, with the exclusion of timpani or chimes
 May be written for non-traditional percussion instruments such as pipes, flower pots, etc.

Deadline

All materials must be received via email by 12:00 AM on December 1, 2017. Entries are to include the following:

 Full Score (PDF format)
 Individual Parts (PDF format)
 Sound File (MIDI preferred)
 Composer Bio
 Description of Composition

Please submit all materials to newmusic@mcm.edu. Confirmation of materials received will be sent within 72 hours of composer submission. Only complete submissions will be evaluated.

Notification of Acceptance

Evaluation will begin on December 1, 2017 and all entries will be notified of their status by December 15, 2017. Selected composition will be posted www.mcm.edu/newmusic by December 20th, 2017.

Performance Date

The inaugural McMurry New Music Project will take place on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Ryan Recital Hall at McMurry University in Abilene, TX.

We welcome all selected composers to attend the recital performance at McMurry University in Abilene, TX. No compensation will be provided for travel expenses. Potential master class or private lesson opportunities may exist for any composer able to attend the live recital event.

Contact Information

Please direct all communications to newmusic@mcm.edu. Correspondence will be made in a timely manner.

McMurry University Department of Music

The Department of Music is a dynamic and active department on the campus of McMurry University. It offers numerous and varied opportunities for performance, as well as many opportunities to develop one’s musical talent through applied lessons and classes.

Ensembles have performed successfully at competitions and festivals on state, national and international stages and more than 90 percent of our graduates find jobs in the music field or attend graduate school. Our experienced faculty is dedicated to the success of our students in the teaching or performance areas. Students have ample opportunities to perfect their craft with freedom to explore their artistic side. Scholarships are available to music majors, minors and non-majors.

1 Dec 2017