Sioux City Symphony's Composer of the Year 2019 - Call for Scores

Expiration of Opportunity: 
Mon, 2018-10-01
Entry Fee: 
25.00
Currency: 
U.S. Dollar (USD)

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Ryan Haskins are pleased to issue a "Call for Scores" for the SCSO’s 2019 Composer of the Year Competition.

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra is committed to the education, development, and promotion of American composers. The SCSO Composer of the Year Competition is designed to annually highlight one, talented composer who is currently in the early stage of their professional career. In addition to a $1,000 (one-thousand US dollars) monetary prize, the SCSO’s Composer of the Year will receive a premiere performance by the Sioux City Symphony, press/media coverage, scheduled lectures at selected local colleges and universities, and involvement in a variety of other community-related outreach programs.

ELIGIBILITY:
1. Applicants must be US citizens in the early stages of their professional career.
2. Submitted work may not have received a performance or a reading by a professional orchestra. (school/conservatory performances do not count as professional readings/performances)
3. Work should be 5 to 15 minutes in length.
4. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, and works for winds/brass only.
(works for string orchestra will be accepted)
5. Instrumentation must not exceed:
3 fl [1 dbl pic], 3 ob [1 dbl EH], 3 cl [1 dbl bass cl], 3 bsn [1 dbl contra bsn], 4 hn, 3 tp, 2 tbn, 1 bass tbn, tuba, timp +3, pf/cel, hp, str

SUBMIT:
1. Score must be submitted in PDF format.
2. One (1) computer-generated score of an orchestral work written within the last 5 years
3. A recording is required (MIDI is acceptable)
4. One (1) current curriculum vitae that includes applicants current address, telephone number, email address, and proof of US citizenship
5. A short bio of the composer in PDF format (150 words max)
6. A brief description of the work and notes detailing performance history if any, including all dates and names of performing ensembles.
7. Entry Fee of $25.00 (twenty-five) US dollars payable via PayPal.com
(link available through Sioux City Symphony website)

All materials must be submitted via email: siouxcitysymphony@gmail.com

After the selection panel reviews all of the entries, the Composer of the Year will then be chosen and their work will be performed on Saturday, April 6, 2019, by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. The Composer of the Year will travel to Sioux City and be a part of the rehearsal process for the premiere of their work in addition to other scheduled community outreach activities.

The selection panel will include Music Director, Ryan Haskins, composer, Clint Needham; and other members of the artistic team.

Finalists will be interviewed (via phone) by the committee and are expected to succinctly speak about their work, their compositional process, and offer any additional concepts that may help an audience engage with their work.

Applicants will be notified of the results no later than Monday, November 5, 2018.

Upon selection, the Composer of the Year must provide the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra with a complete set of parts (at no additional cost to the SCSO) that conform to the American Composers Forum Music Copying Guidelines.

The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with one (1) round trip flight to Sioux City, IA.

The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with hotel accommodations and local ground transportation during their residency in Sioux City.

The Sioux City Symphony will award a monetary prize of $1,000 (one-thousand) US dollars to the named Composer of the Year (recipient is responsible for all US taxes associated with prize money)

Published date: 
6 Jul 2018