Joliet Symphony Orchestra at USF Composition Competition

January 26, 2017 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

The Joliet Symphony Orchestra at the University of St. Francis seeks to broaden the repertoire for college/community orchestras, recognize outstanding composers, and bring new music to our audiences.

The winning piece will be performed on a JSO concert during the 2017-2018 season.
Honorable Mentions will be awarded as well and considered for performance on future concerts.

The Piece:
– suitable for a college/community orchestra
– length under 10 minutes
– instrumentation not to exceed 3232/4331/Tp+2/Hp/Str
(piccolo, English horn, and bass clarinet doublings are allowed)
– written in 2010 or later

The Composer:
– no age limit
– no geographical limit
– no entry fee
– limit 1 submission per composer

Beyond standard criteria (idiomatic writing and orchestration, lack of notational errors, etc.),
the following traits will be valued:
– sensitivity to the variety of skill levels in college/community orchestras’ string sections
– rewarding parts for all players, especially those with traditionally less-involved parts

To Enter
Email the following materials to by April 15, 2017 11:59 p.m. CST:
– contact information: name, email address, phone number
– PDF of full score
– PDF of first violin part
– link to recording of live or MIDI performance (if available)

Announcement of Winners
Winners will be announced on June 1. The first-prize winner is expected to submit PDFs of all parts by July 1.