The 2016 Boulogne-Billancourt Contemporary Music Composition Competition

November 21, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

The 2016 Boulogne-Billancourt
Contemporary Music
Composition Competition
“Composing for young musicians”
Competition rules & information
Together with the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional (CRR), the City of BoulogneBillancourt
is organizing a Contemporary Music Pedagogical Composition Competition.
The final round will take place April 4th, 2016.
Under the High Patronage of Mr. Pierre-Christophe Baguet, Mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt,
President of the “Grand Paris Seine Ouest” Conurbation Community, the competition is
open to young composers of all nations, up to the age of 35 at the date of January 1st, 2016.
Registration is free.
Article 1 : Object of the 2016 competition:
Composition of a musical work
specifically written for Conservatoire
or Music School students of various
levels. For example, as a reference
point for France, the submitted piece
may be intended for Regional (CRR) or
Departmental (CRD) Conservatories.
Article 2 : Each contestant will submit
only one composition, written for one of
the categories from the following lists:
1- A composition for one of the
following soloist instruments: harp,
guitar, saxhorn, or tuba (advanced
level, 8 to 10 years of study).
Duration: 4 to 7 minutes.
2- A composition for a duet
(intermediate level, 5 to 7 years of
study) including 2 of the following
a) violin, viola, cello
b) accordion, harp, guitar
One instrument must be chosen in
the a) list and the other in the b) list.
Maximum duration: 4 minutes.
3- A composition for a choir of equal
voices – teenagers from 11 to 15
(intermediate level, 6 to 8 years of study),
either a capella or accompanied by
accordion, harp or piano.
Duration: 5 to 10 minutes.
Article 3 : The panel of judges will be
composed of celebrities from the musical
world (composers and teachers), a
delegate from the city of BoulogneBillancourt,
as well as a representative of
the SACEM – the French association of
music authors, composers and editors –
and shall be chaired by the Director of
the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatoire
or her representative.
The jury’s decisions are final and may not
be contested.
Article 4 : Each contestant must include
a cover letter certifying that the work
they are submitting is new and has never
been publicly performed nor received
any award from another competition.
Conservatoire à rayonnement régional
22, rue de la Belle-Feuille
92100 Boulogne-BillancourtAt the end of the final round, the jury will
• The Boulogne-Billancourt Composition
Prize: 2.500 €
• The Alain Louvier Prize, given by APEC
(CRR students’ parents association) for
the best ensemble piece: 2.000 €
• The SACEM Prize: 1.500 €
The jury reserves the right to divide or
retain the Prizes and/or to award other
Prizes or distinctions.
Article 8: Compositions not selected for
the final round and/or not awarded a
prize, may be withdrawn at the CRR
Director’s secretary’s office until June
30th, 2016.
Article 9: Prize-winning compositions
may be included in the CRR 2015-2016
concert season programme.
Article 5: Each contestant must
provide three perfectly legible scores,
handwritten in ink or (if possible) using
computer software. Each separate
instrumental part must also be provided.
Each application must also include:
• Application form enclosed below
• Contestant’s curriculum vitae
• A personal photograph of the
• A cover letter as described in
paragraph 4.
Article 6: All documents must be sent
by registered mail at contestant’s own
expense before November 30th, 2015, to
the following address:
Conservatoire à rayonnement régional
Secrétariat du Concours de composition
22 rue de la Belle-Feuille
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt – France
Article 7: The jury shall deliberate in
private and may preselect several
composition entries for the public final
round which will take place Monday,
April 4th, 2016 at the CRR. Insofar as
possible, the selected compositions will
be played, by students of the specified
level. In the event that a piece may
not be performed in public, the jury will
base its decision on the musical scores.
Contact :
(+33) 1 41 31 83 27