Through its diverse program offerings and world-class performing artists, Chamber Music | OC has announced a new initiative designed to support the work of living composers: the 1st Annual International New Music Competition.
The John Corigliano Grand Prize winner will receive $1,500, live performance and recording of submitted work. Additional prizes include California Love Prize for best work by a composer residing in California: $200, Emerging Artist Prize for best work by a composer age 25 and under: $200, International Prize for best work by a composer residing outside of the USA: $200, Trio Céleste Prize for best work for violin, cello, and piano: $200 and Wonder Woman Prize for best work by a female composer: $200.
Although only the Grand Prize guarantees a performance and recording, performances and/or recordings may be offered to other prize winners at the discretion of the Jury Panel.
The competition is open to all ages and citizenships. Both students and professionals are encouraged to apply.
All submissions must be received by June 1. Submissions will be accepted electronically only. Applicants may be selected as winners in more than one category. All determinations made by the Jury Panel are final. The Jury Panel reserves the right to not select a winner in any given category if they feel there is no qualified submission. All winners will be announced on July 18. Compositions must be no longer than 15 minutes in length and for any instrumental configuration from 2 to 10 performers. Applicants must submit a complete score (with parts) and recording (midi or live) of the composition.
The application fee is $30.