The Uncommon Music Festival 2017 Composer Competition

March 11, 2017 in All Opportunities, choral, Composers by mwhiteside

The Uncommon Music Festival is seeking submissions of new compositions for its 2017 Festival in Sitka Alaska. Compositions must fit the following criteria:

Scored for SATB vocal quartet with optional piano
4-6 minutes in length
The composition must not have received a public performance prior to the Festival
The composition can set any text, as long as that text is used with permission. It may deal with any subject matter.

The winner will receive a live performance of the composition, a high-quality audio/visual recording, and a $300 cash prize.

Note that the Festival reserves the right to freely distribute any recordings of the composition through physical or online media. Royalties from paid distribution will be negotiated on a case by case basis.

Applicants must submit the following:

A PDF of the score
An MP3 rendering of the score (audio created by notation software is fine)
Applicants will be notified of the decision by March 31, 2017.

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