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Young Women's Composition Competition

Currently accepting submissions!

Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st, 2020) who reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. Submissions are due by 5pm central time on January 31st, 2020.

Level 1: Ages 12-14

Level 2: Ages 15-18

 

Three cash prizes per level

Level 1

  • 1st Prize - $350

  • 2nd Prize - $250

  • 3rd Prize - $150

 

Level 2

  • 1st Prize - $450

  • 2nd Prize - $350

  • 3rd Prize - $250

 

Requirements:

Level 1

  • Single movement for 2 to 5 players 

  • Duration: Up to 5’00”

  • Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

 

Level 2

  • Single movement for 2 to 5 players 

  • Duration: Up to 6’00”

  • Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable.

No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted.

Winning submissions will be performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in April of 2020. Winners will receive video recordings of their music.

The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Please include your full name and the words "Young Women's Composition Competition" in the notes field of your payment.

Should the submission fee represent a financial hardship, please contact Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com. Any other questions about the competition can also be directed to Rick.

Good luck!

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