I.C.A. Composition Competition
2013 Composition Competition
B-flat clarinet and electronics (live/interactive or pre-recorded)
Eligibility: The competition is open to composers, clarinetists, and musicians who desire to further the repertoire of the clarinet with an original composition.
Application: Send materials postmarked no later than October 15, 2012 to:
Michael Norsworthy, Coordinator, I.C.A. Composition Competition
The Boston Conservatory
Music Division Office
8 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
I. Application fee: $25 US. Make amount payable to the I.C.A. in U.S. currency by bank check, money order, or credit card only. If paying by credit card, please use the credit card payment form.The application fee is non-refundable.
II. The 2013 Composition Competition call is a work for B-flat clarinet and electronics (live/interactive or pre-recorded), at least 10 minutes in length. The submitted work must have no prior performances. A score and clarinet part must be provided. A MIDI realization of the work is optional.
III. A permanent address, telephone number and e-mail address should be provided.
A committee having no knowledge of the contestant will conduct the judging of scores and parts. Do not include any identification on the scores and parts or the optional MIDI realization. E-mail or a letter of notification by January 15, 2013 will announce the winner. The winning composition will receive a world premiere performance during ClarinetFest® 2013, July 24-28, 2013 in Assisi, Italy. Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the winner. Free registration at ClarinetFest® 2010 will be provided. If the winner is a clarinetist, he/she must be a member of the I.C.A.
Past first-prize winners are not eligible to compete. All contestants will accept the decision of the judges as final. The I.C.A. will provide the performers for the premiere performance.
All scores and parts will become the property of the I.C.A. Research Center at the University of Maryland Performing Arts Library and will not be returned.
The I.C.A. assumes no tax liability that competition winners may incur through receiving prize money. Individuals are responsible for investigating applicable tax laws and reporting prize winnings to requisite government agencies.