Portland Chamber Music Festival

December 10, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland


  • Performance at the 22nd Season of the Portland Chamber Music Festival in Portland, Maine on Thursday August 13th or Saturday August 15th, 2015.

       Performers at the 2015 Festival will include current members of the Chicago and Houston Symphonies, the          Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and many other renowned ensembles.

  • $1,000 cash prize

Who May Apply:

We welcome submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship. Previous winners of this competition are ineligible.

Instrumentation/Length/Other Criteria:

  • Instrumentation for 2015 submissions is Piano Trio (Piano, Violin and Cello).

  • Works must be no longer than 15 minutes.

  • Works may have been performed, but may not have won a prize in any previous competition in Maine or elsewhere. Commissioned works are permissible.

  • Works must have been composed in 2010 or later and may not include a conductor or electronics.

  • Judges will consider suitability for preparation and performance by a professional ensemble with one week of rehearsal.

Items for Submission:

Please note: This competition will be judged anonymously. Include all materials

listed below as attachments via e-mail to maria@pcmf.org.

  • PDF of score with composer name removed

  • Live or MIDI recording in mp3 format with composer name removed from file name

  • Cover letter with contact information including name, street address, e-mail address, and one-paragraph biography as an attached document

Application Deadline and Notification:

All materials must be submitted via e-mail no later than Friday, February 13, 2015. There is no application fee. PCMF will notify applicants of competition results by e-mail, no later than Friday, April 3, 2015.

For questions, please email Operations Manager, Maria Wagner at maria@pcmf.org.