2018 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition

The annual Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition is open to composers of any nationality and any age. Earplay performs the prizewinning piece and presents a cash prize of $1,000 to the winning composer.

You can submit an Aird competition application electronically or by mail. Please send mail if you have questions or comments.

Eligibility:
Applicants may be of any nationality.
Applicants may be of any age.

Compositions:
Works are limited to 1 to 6 players (at most 1 of each, e.g., not 2 violins) from Earplay's ensemble:
flute/piccolo/alto flute
clarinet/bass clarinet
piano
violin
viola
cello
Works may include electronics.
Works may be of any duration (8-15 minutes preferred).
Each composer may submit any number of pieces.

Award:
Cash prize: $1,000.
Performance by Earplay during our next season.
Earplay will announce the winner in fall 2018.
All entries will be considered for future performance.

Deadline:
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by March 31, 2018.

Application:
Earplay strongly encourages you to use online application, but if you prefer you can print an application form, fill it out, and mail it instead. You can use online application even if you intend to mail some parts of your application (composer bio, score, program note, recording, or payment). Sorry, mailed submission materials cannot be returned.

Checklist:
Completed application form or online application (preferred)
Brief composer biography
Score (all composer identification removed)
Brief program note
Recording (not required but strongly recommended, all composer identification removed)
Application fee US $26 per score (cash, check, or PayPal payment)

Mailing address:
Earplay
2018 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
560 29th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131-2239
Further information: aird@earplay.org

31 Mar 2018
26.00
U.S. Dollar (USD)