Revised Deadline for Composition Competition

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:58 PM

New York Composers Circle–4th Annual Composition Competition:
Revised Call for Submissions and Extended Competition Deadline

The New York Composers Circle is pleased to announce its Fourth Annual Composition Competition, open to composers of all ages who live in the New York metropolitan area, other than NYCC members and prior NYCC contest winners. The winning composition will be performed at one of the NYCC’s four public concerts during the 2010-2011 season, and the winner will also receive a one year’s free membership in the NYCC.

Please submit no more than one score, together with a CD (if available), of a solo or chamber ensemble work preferably 6-12 minutes in length, but in no event more than 15 minutes, and scored for not more than *five* performers on instruments not requiring special purchase, rental, or cartage costs.

*Note that in an instance where a submitted work would require (or would be deemed by the Competition Committee, in its sole judgment, to require) a conductor, in addition to up to five performers, then the work may only be considered eligible for award if the contestant either (a) offers to conduct the work himself/herself, or (b) commits to funding the entire cost of a conductor chosen by the contestant to rehearse and conduct the work.  (If requested by the winning contestant, the competition Committee may seek out a suitable conductor for the winning work, whose fee would be paid in full by the contestant.)*

The work should not have been previously premiered.  Include in your covering letter a brief bio, a brief program note for your work, and contact information (phone, e-mail and mailing addresses).  All submissions not accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope will be discarded after the winner is announced.

*The extended deadline for receipt is Saturday, July 31st.*

Send your submission to:

              New York Composers Circle
              c/o Jacob E. Goodman
              310 West 72nd St., 16A
              New York, NY 10023

Submissions may also be left with the doorman at that address.

For information about the New York Composers Circle, please go to the NYCC website: