2018 Florida Southern College Call for String Scores

The Florida Southern College String Camp is pleased to invite middle school, high school, and college/university students to submit string orchestra compositions for the 2018 FSC Call for String Scores contest. The winning composer, three finalists, and all applicants will be invited to participate in a FREE composition workshop of the pieces on FSC campus on Friday, June 22, with distinguished composers from the area. The winning composition will be performed on the final camp concert on June 22, at 7:30pm in FSC’s Branscomb Auditorium.

All submissions must be received by May 1, 2018 at 11:59pm. There is NO Fee to Apply!

Eligibility
• Students currently enrolled in middle school, high school, college or university in the United States
• Works should be of educational nature (using clear key, time signature, melody & harmony)
• Difficulty level: works suitable to be played by middle school/high school students (no harder than level 5)
• Duration: No longer than 5 minutes
• Instrumentation: standard string orchestra (violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass)
• The work must be original and may not have previously been performed
• Only one work per composer will be considered
• Incomplete works, handwritten scores, or unreadable/messy scores will not be considered

Application Process
• Email your completed application (download at www.flsouthern.edu/stringcamp) and a PDF file of your full score to komelchenko@flsouthern.edu. Email subject should read: “2018 FSC Call for String Scores Contest”
• Audio recording (MIDI playback) of the pieces are encouraged but not required. If available, please email the audio files with your score and application.
• Winning composer will be asked to mail hardcopies of instrumental parts to the address below and a short bio by June 1, 2018.

Selection Process
• Submitted compositions will be evaluated for their creativity, quality, idiomatic writing, and difficulty level, as well as for clarity, accuracy, and cleanliness of the submitted score.
• Judges panel will consist of Dr. Kira Omelchenko (Director of FSC Orchestra and Strings), Dr. Stas Omelchenko (FSC Professor of Composition), and Todd Parrish (Orchestra Director, Winter Park High School, and Former Orchestra Editor with J. W. Pepper Sheet Music and Wingert-Jones Publications)
• The winner will be announced no later than May 15, 2018 and will be invited (along with three finalists) to attend a FREE composition workshop of their pieces with Dr. Stas Omelchenko during the last day of camp on June 22. All contest applicants are also invited to attend the workshop.
• The winning composition will be premiered on the final camp concert on June 22, at 7:30pm at Branscomb Auditorium, on FSC campus. Winning composer, finalists, and all applicants are encouraged to attend the concert.
• Judges’ decision is final.

Contact Information:
Dr. Kira Omelchenko
CALL FOR STRING SCORES CONTEST
Director of Orchestra and Strings
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33809
Email: komelchenko@flsouthern.edu
Phone: (863) 680-4216

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