Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Student Composer Contest

2014 Student Composition Contest


Sponsored by

Luna Nova Music

The Beethoven Club of Memphis

The 2014 Beethoven Club Composition Contest is offered in conjunction with the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival to be held June 18-21, 2014 at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Beethoven Club in Memphis, TN. The festival (www.belvederefestival.org) is sponsored by Luna Nova Music (www.lunanova.org)



ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open to composition students of all nationalities. Entrants must give the name and contact information of their current theory/composition professor. Entrants must be born after June 1, 1984.



GUIDELINES

Participants may submit up to two scores. These may be for violin, flute, clarinet, cello, guitar, and piano. Entries may be solos or works for any combination of these instruments. Works should not exceed 10 minutes in length.

ONLINE GUIDELINES

***NEW THIS YEAR: PDF SUBMISSION INSTEAD OF HARD COPIES***

Contest Announcement and Guidelines: www.belvederefestival.org/2014contest.pdf



ONLINE ENTRY FORMS

Click here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KVG6DBW

DEADLINE



PDFs of scores must be received by March 1, 2014. You may send accompanying mp3s but it isn't required. Winners will be posted at www.belvederefestival.org by April 1, 2014. Composers of winning entries must provide full score and parts by May 1, 2014.

JUDGING

A panel assembled by the Luna Nova Music board will judge scores. The panel will take logistical issues into consideration. Their decision will be final. PRIZES Three winners will be named. Winning compositions will be performed by members of the Luna Nova New-Music Ensemble (www.lunanova.org) at the 2014 Belvedere Festival in Memphis. Winners are expected to attend. They will receive a live recording of the performance. Room and board will be provided free for the winners. Winners are responsible for their own transportation to Memphis.



Former contest winners are not eligible to enter.



RECORDINGS

Recordings of the Luna Nova Ensemble are available at www.lunanova.org/audio.html. Questions may be sent to Patricia Gray, Luna Nova Music, President at pgray@pgray.net or 901-493-0958.