Frost School of Music Young Composers Competition

There are two divisions, as follows:
• Division 1: Open to composers who will be enrolled in high school as of 9/1/17.
• Division 2: Open to composers who will be enrolled as college undergraduates as of 9/1/17.
Students enrolled in the Frost School of Music are ineligible.

Compositions may be up to 10 minutes in duration.
Submissions for the competition may be for any combination of one to 15 instruments:
Flute (doubling alto and piccolo), Oboe (1), Clarinet (doubling bass) (1), Bassoon (1), Horn (1), Trumpet (1), Trombone (1), Tuba (1), Piano/keyboard (1), Percussion (2), Violin (2), Viola (1), Cello (1), Bass (1)

Applicants may submit only one work.
Applicants should submit their score electronically as a pdf file to Charles Norman Mason, Chair of Composition/Theory at: with the subject line “Frost Composition Submission, Division [1 or 2]: [composer name]”
Recording of the work is optional. Recording must be in mp3 format. MIDI realizations are acceptable.

The winning composers will receive a $250 prize and a performance of the work by Ensemble Ibis at the Frost School of Music on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida, Spring 2018 (details about concert date TBA).
For official announcement please go to

1 Nov 2017