2010 BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Opens

Film Music Magazine • November 24, 2009

The opening of the 58th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition has been announced by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson. The competition, which is co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, will award $20,000 in prizes. Student composers under the age of 28 who are citizens of the Western Hemisphere (North, South and Central America, the Caribbean Island Nations and the Hawaiian Islands) may apply. All entries must be postmarked no later than February 5, 2010.

The Student Composer Awards were established in 1951 to encourage young composers in the creation of serious music, and, through cash prizes, to aid in continuing their musical education. Celebrated composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich serves as the Awards Chair; Milton Babbitt is the Chair Emeritus. Composer luminaries such as William Bolcom, George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Philip Glass, John Harbison, Aaron Jay Kernis, Donald Martino, Steven Mackey, Christopher Rouse, Joseph Schwantner, Michael Torke and Charles Wuorinen received their earliest recognition through this program.

There are no limitations as to instrumentation, style or length of work submitted. The prizes, which range from $500 to $5,000, are awarded at the discretion of the final judging panel and compositions are judged completely under pseudonyms. Official rules and entry forms are available at www.bmifoundation.org.

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By PEDRO HERNANDEZ on June 5th, 2010 at 2:38 am

VIII SYMPHONY COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR BANDS “CITY OF TORREVIEJA”.

The municipal cultural institute, ‘Joaquin Chapaprieta’ has organised the (eighth) annual ‘SYMPHONY COMPOSITION CONTEST – CITY OF TORREVIEJA’ which will take place under the following rules:

RULES.
1. All those composers who wish to participate may do so.
2. The compositions should be original and unedited and not be a copy, modification or a version of any existing composition nor have been previously published through any media. Any entry which has been, or appears to have been previously presented to the public or received its ‘premier’ outside of this competition may be disqualified by the decision of the jury. The composition should have a duration of more than fifteen minutes and less than twenty minutes.
3. The content of the work, as well as its form, shall be of ‘free choice’ and arranged for the instruments detailed in the attached annex. It should be noted that the jury will expect the use of ALL of the instruments listed in the annex except those which are indicated as optional. Failure to comply with this rule could result in the disqualification of the entry.
4. Works should be submitted in quintipulate on paper size DIN A3, and accompanied by the individual material (partichelas) of the corresponding part for each of the instruments as detailed in the annex.
The individual material (or partichelas) of the work may be sent optionally on a CD (in PDF archives), in order to reduce the cost of shipping by the composer.
Together with the work and the individual material submitted, which should not bear either the name nor known pseudonym of the composer but merely a chosen title, should be enclosed a separate, sealed envelope which is clearly marked on the outside with the chosen title of the work. Within this envelope should be enclosed details of the composer: name, surnames, address, copy of national identity document or passport, telephone number and electronic mail address if applicable. Any non-compliance of this rule may lead to disqualification.
5. All entries must be received by 31st October 2010 and the jury’s decision will be announced before the end of the year 2010.
6. Entries should be sent, within the specified time, to:

INSTITUTO MUNICIPAL DE CULTURA
“JOAQUIN CHAPAPRIETA TORREGROSA”
AYUNTAMIENTO DE TORREVIEJA
PLAZA DE LA CONSTITUCION, NUM. 5
03181 – TORREVIEJA (ALICANTE) – SPAIN.

7. PRIZES:
7.1. A single prize of fifteen thousand euros (15,000€) will be offered to the winner.
7.2. The prize will be subject to taxes according to law. This will apply both to Spanish nationals as well as non Spanish competitors regardless of their place of residence.
8. The jury which will decide the winning entry will be composed of five members, all recognised within the world of music and nominated by the Ayuntamiento de Torrevieja (Town Council).
9. The prize-winning composition will receive its “PREMIER” during a special concert by the “UNION MUSICAL TORREVEJENSE” (www.unionmusicaltorrevejense.com) sometime during the first semester of 2011.
9.1. Regardless that the rights of ownership of the entry will remain with the author, he / she, in accordance with the rules of this competition, will be obliged to ensure that, in any future publication of the composition, the winning entry will be publicised with the following annex: “PRIZEWINNER OF THE VIII ANNUAL SYMPHONY COMPOSITION CONTEST “CIUDAD DE TORREVIEJA”. 2010.
10. All other works submitted and not deemed to be the winner will be kept by the ‘Ayuntamiento’ of Torrevieja for a period of three months from the date of the publication of jury’s decision, after which the composers may collect their entries in person or by sending an authorised representative.
11. The competition shall be declared void if the jury should decide that the standard required has not been reached.
12. The submission of any entry to this competition shall be considered as a full acceptance by the competitor of these rules. Any decision by the jury, with regards to the winning entry or any other matter relatining to this competition, shall be considered as final.

ANNEX TO RULE 3

Piccolo
Flute 1,2
Oboes 1,2,
English Horn
Bassoons 1,2,
Clarinet E Bemol
Clarinet B Bemol Solo and 1º
Clarinet B Bemol 2º 3º
Bass Clarinet
Sax Sopr B Bemol
Alt Sax E Bemol 1,2
Tenor Sax B Bemol 1,2
Bariton Sax E Bemol
Bass Sax (Opcional)
Horn F 1,2,3,4
Trumpets B Bemol 1,2,3,4
Flügelhorn B Bemol 1, 2 (Fliscorno)
Trombone 1,2,3 y 4 (Trombone 4º may be replaced by Bass Trombone)
Euphonium B bemol 1, 2 (Bombardino)
Tubas in C
Violoncello
String Bass
Piano (Opcional)
Arpa (Opcional)
Timpani
Percusión

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The spirit and intention of this competition is that the entries should be suitable for playing by musician members of a “Banda Sinfónica”, (as understood in Spain). Works which do not strictly meet this criteria may be disqualified.

WINNERS OF PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS:

1st Edition: “SINFONIA HAMLET” by D. Santiago Quinto Serna (Spain) (2003).

2nd Edition: “CUMBRE DE MASADA” by D. José Miguel Fayós Jordán (Spain) (2004).

3rd Edition: “VENTS DEL GARBI” by D. José Miguel Martínez Giménez (Spain) (2005).

4th Edition: “FANTASIA PER LA VITA E LA MORTA” by D. Bert Apermont (Belguim) (2006).

5th Edition: PRIZE NOT AWARDED (2007).

6th Edition: “ELEMENTS” by Pablo Anglés Galindo (Spain) (2008).

7th Edition: “CASTELO DO INFERNO” by Ferrer Ferran (Spain)(2009).

E-MAIL CONTACT: pedro@gesadem.com

OTHER COMPOSITION CONTEST:

XIX PASODOBLE MUSIC COMPOSITION CONTEST
“VILLA DE POZO ESTRECHO”
LAST DATE TO INSCRIPTION: 16/10/2010
FREE INSCRIPTION
THE JURY´S DECISION WILL BE ANOUNNCED DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2011
FOR ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS
1st PRIZE: 3000€ / 2nd PRIZE: 900€ / 3rd PRIZE: 300€
EMAIL CONTACT: asociacion.vecinos@pozoestrecho.com
DOWNLOAD THE RULES (CTRL+CLIC):
http://www.nuestrasbandasdemusica.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=249&Itemid=31#Scene_1

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