Composition Competition

Composition Competition

IN MEMORY OF ALMA GRAYCE MILLER

POSTMARK DEADLINE: March 8, 2018

FEE
$17.00 per entrant. All fees are nonrefundable.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. Fill out the application. composition competition 2018
2. Submit four clear photocopies of each manuscript. On the manuscript, write the title of the piece, the composer’s age, and number of years of study. The composer’s name must not appear on the manuscript.
3. Include two CDs of the composition. Label each CD with the name of the composition (one composition per CD). Composer’s name must not be on CDs. Important: Select CD’s that are designated for Music. Example: Memorex Music CD-R. Alternately, teachers may submit a digital file of the music to mcconnell.piano@gmail.com, clearly labeled with the same information.

Mail application, manuscripts, CDs (or electronically submitted digital files) and one check per studio, payable to NVMTA, to:

Libby McConnell
1220 Bishopsgate Way
Reston, VA 20194
CHAIRS
Libby McConnell and Sheila Epstein

ABOUT THIS EVENT
This competition is intended to encourage the writing of original creative compositions. It is in memory of Alma Grayce Miller, a former NVMTA member, who left funds for this purpose.

ELIGIBILITY
Participants must study with an active member teacher of NVMTA or pay the non-member fee (as defined in the bylaws). Compositions must be in student’s own handwriting or in the form of a computer printout personally produced by the composer.

There is no restriction on the selection of instruments. However, if the composition includes the composer’s instrument, the composer must be one of the performers on the CD submitted. There are neither age or grade requirements nor requirements concerning form, style, or length of composition.

TEACHER GUIDELINES
Participating teachers must contribute time toward the success of this competition. Teachers

should expect to work two hours as well as to attend the recital. Duties will be divided among all participating teachers at the discretion of the coordinator. Teachers who fail to carry out assigned duties may not enter students in the event in the following year.

AWARDS
McLean Symphony Concert: The conductor of the McLean Symphony, Dingwall Fleary, will select compositions to be orchestrated and performed on their 2019 youth concert. The 2018 youth concert will feature previous years’ composition competition Symphony winners. See http://mclean-symphony.org for more information.

The Jo Lombard Award ($150) will be given by competition judges to one overall
outstanding composition. Second ($75) and third place ($50) awards may be awarded by judges at their discretion.

Honors Recital: Entrants awarded honors by the judges will play their compositions at the Composition Competition Honors Recital on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7 pm at the Woman’s Club of Arlington.

Each student will receive judges’ comments, certificate of participation, and a CD of all compositions, which may be picked up, along with CDs and manuscripts, at the Honors Recital or at the April and May NVMTA meetings.