EMERGING

COMPOSER COMPETITION

We are pleased to announce that the Women in Music Emerging Compositer Competition opens on the 1st of November 2018.  

 

Composers identifying as women/non-binary who write for Indigenous, film, games, classical or jazz genres are invited to submit a composition. Details are as follows -  

 

  1. The piece must be written by a female/non-binary person.
     

  2. The piece must be original and never previously performed in public.
     

  3. The piece should be no less than three minutes and no more than ten minutes in duration.
     

  4. The piece should be scored for:

    · soprano, violin, clarinet and piano or 
    · soprano, violin and piano, or
    · soprano and piano, or
    · soprano and violin

    in one of the following genres:

    · Indigenous
    · Classical
    · Film
    · Games
    · Jazz
     

  5. If writing for soprano, the composer must have permission to use any text assigned to the vocal line.
     

  6. The submission must include a written score and a recording of the piece (the quality of the recording will not be a deciding factor), uploaded as pdf and mp3/mp4 attachments and emailed to info@womeninmusicfestival.net by the due date.
     

  7. The composer gives written permission for the piece to be performed during the Festival at a time and place to be decided by the judging panel.
     

  8. The composer gives written permission for the piece to be broadcast in any medium nominated by the judging panel.
     

  9. The decision of the judging panel is final and no correspondence regarding the winning piece will be entered into.
     

  10. One prize of $1000 will be awarded.
     

  11. Submissions open on 1 November 2018 and close at midnight on 1 February 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted and no exceptions will be made.

GOOD LUCK!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

· Five separate categories are open to female/non-binary persons, who may submit a composition in one of the following genres: Indigenous (the composer must identify as a First Peoples’ person); Classical, Games, Film or Jazz.

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· The composition must be original and never previously performed in public.

​· A sample of the piece of at least three minutes’ duration may be submitted to the competition; the final winning composition must be no less than seven minutes and no more than ten minutes in duration.

· The composition must be scored for keyboard, flute, cello and percussion.    

· The composition must be presented as a written score, uploaded as pdf and sent to info@womeninmusicfestival.net along with your details (name, education background and anything about the composition you would like the judges to know) by the due date.

 

· The winner of each composition category will be mentored for three hours in total by a composition mentor nominated by the Festival, as a part of the winner’s prize.

 

· The composer gives written permission for the piece to be performed during the Festival at a time and place to be decided by the judging panel.

​· The composer gives written permission for the piece to be broadcast in any medium nominated by the judging panel.

· The decision of the judging panel is final and no correspondence regarding the winning pieces will be entered into.

 

​· A $1000 prize will be awarded in each category, plus three hours (total) mentoring.  The judging panel reserve the right to withhold awarding a prize in any category.

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· Submissions open on 1 November 2019 and close at midnight on 3 January 2020.

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