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Albany Symphony Composer to Center Stage
posted: Monday, October 5, 2009
The presents an Open Call for works. Deadline is November 14, 2009. The winners will be announced in January 2010. A forum will take place March 25 27, 2010 and the reading session will occur May 20 22, 2010. If selected, composers must provide professional, legible orchestral parts and scores prepared according to guidelines established by the Major Orchestral Librarians Association.
Eligibility/Guidelines: Applicant must be either a US citizen or non citizen lawfully and permanently residing, or studying full time, in the United States. There are no age restrictions; however, applicants should be composers at the early stages of their professional careers. Each composer may submit only one composition for consideration. Only one work per composer will be considered. Only works that will not have been performed or read by a professional orchestra or received public performances prior to the reading date are eligible. Only works completed within the last five years will be considered. Works may be up to 15 minutes in length. Sections of longer works will be considered. Instrumentation should not exceed ASO s standard symphonic complement: 3333 4331 timp, perc(3) pno,hrp str(8 8 6 6 4) (The Symphony strongly discourages writing divisi parts for strings. Works with instrumentation which exceed the above will be considered only with advance approval. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, works with excessive electronic elements. Works with electronic elements are discouraged, but will be considered on a case by case basis. For works with electronics, MIDI, and/or digital technologies: include a one page statement describing the rationale for its use, as well as any pertinent production requirements and technical specifications. The quality of the score submitted is the primary evaluation criteria. It is therefore in the applicant s best interest that the score be clear, accurate, and the best representation of the composer s work. Incomplete, illegible, or late applications will not be considered.
Submission Materials: One bound and legible score of one orchestral work written within the last five years. Label the cover with your name, composition s name, mailing address, email address, telephone number. Instrumentation should be labeled on or near first page. 11×17 size scores preferred. Recording or MIDI, if available. A current resume for the composer including educational background, major teachers, awards, professional affiliations. A list of works, including title, year composed, instrumentation, duration, and performance history. One letter of recommendation from an established composer or other music professional, attesting to the applicant s accomplishments and potential as an orchestral composer. The recommendation may be sent under separate cover. A program note and information detailing the complete performance or reading history (if any) of the submitted work, including all dates and names of performing ensembles. A self addressed, stamped envelope suitable for the return of materials. All supporting materials remain the property of the . The ASO is not responsible for any lost scores. For works with electronics, MIDI, and/or digital technologies: include a one page statement describing the rationale for its use, as well as any pertinent production requirements and technical specifications. Send to:Attn: AMF Open Call
19 Clinton Ave. The 2009 Institute will take place November 14 22, 2009 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Under the guidance of composer Aaron Jay Kernis, up to nine composers will have orchestral works rehearsed and performed by the Minnesota Orchestra and will participate in a series of seminars on musical, career,
business and professional development issues. The Institute nurtures the participating composers musical acumen and broadens their career management skills, assisting in their growth as artists and community leaders. Composers receive consultations with Kernis and Music Director Osmo V nsk before and after the rehearsals. They also meet with Orchestra members and attend small group sessions with leading music industry professionals. Composers travel and hotel will be provided. All works selected for the Institute will be performed in a public concert, conducted by Music Director Osmo V nsk . Composer participants and alternates will be selected by a panel of prominent composers and announced in early summer 2009. Performance materials for chosen works will be due no later than August 1, 2009.
Eligibility/Guidelines: Composers must submit: (1) One bound and legible score of one orchestral work written within the last five years. Label the cover with your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number; (2) Recording if available (CD or cassette); (3) Bio/resume, including current address, telephone, email, fax; (4) One letter of recommendation from a composition teacher or other music professional who is familiar with your work (send to Craig Carnahan via mail or email addresses below); (5) A program note and information detailing the complete performance or reading history (if any) of the submitted work, including all dates and names of performing ensembles; (6) A complete performance history (if any) of any other orchestral works you have written, with names of works and performing ensembles and dates performed; (7) A check for return postage (made out to ACF) if you want your materials returned. resident composers at early stages of their professional careers. Composers who have participated in previous Institutes may not reapply. Previous applicants: Only composers awarded Alternate or Runner Up status in past years may resubmit works previously entered, or they may choose to reapply with a new work. Composers awarded Honorable Mention may not submit previously entered works, but may choose to reapply with a new work. Only one work per composer will be considered. Submitted works may not have received a performance or a reading by a major orchestra (over $3.6M annual budget). Preference will be given to unperformed works. Works may be up to 15 minutes in length (sections of longer works will be considered). Concertos, choral works, and works for strings, winds or brass only are not eligible. Works with electronic elements will be considered on a case by case basis. Instrumentation must not exceed: 4 fl (1 doubling picc), 4 ob (1 doubling Eng hn), 4 cl (1 doubling bass cl), 4 bsn (1 doubling contra bsn), 4 hrn, 4 trpt, 3 trbn, 1 tba, 1 timp, 3 perc, harp, pf/cel (no organ), strings.
American Composers Forum
332 Minnesota Street E145
St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact: Craig Carnahan
ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards
posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2009
Open to composers in all musical genres, The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards encourage developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers. This program selects several young composer recipients each year to receive the cash awards. Bergen Scholarship made possible by The Frank Lydia Bergen Foundation for a composer 18 years of age or younger. Each year the top award winner receives an additional cash prize, The ASCAP Foundation Leo Kaplan Award, named in memory of the distinguished jurist and music lover who served from 1967 1995 as ASCAP Special Distribution Advisor.
Eligibility/Guidelines: Those wishing to apply must be composers who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or enrolled students with student visas, who have not reached their 30th birthday by January 1, 2009. A panel of ASCAP composers selects the winners.
Submission Materials: Each applicant must submit a completed application form due by March 1st 2009, one reproduction of an original score, biographical and educational information, and a list of compositions to date. All materials must be postmarked no later than March 1st each year. Application materials are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer,
you may download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free. For information or an application write to: