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 MASMENOS 2018 International Composition Competition
Summary:Vocal competition with two categories
Deadline: 17 June 2018
Date Posted: 22 February 2018
Details: Composers are invited to submit works for the MASMENOS 2018 International Composition Competition. The winning works will be premiered by the “masmenos | vocal femenino” ensemble

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
1- The competition is open to all composers, without limitations of age or nationality.
2- The deadline for submissions is 17th June 2018.
3- The final decision of the Jury will be made public on August 2018 on the website www.masmenos.com.ar and also will be communicated personally to the winning composers by e- mail and phone.
4- The competition is divided in two categories:
A) Works for Women Vocal Quartet (Sopran I, Sopran II, Alto I, Alto II) – Jury: Eduardo Malachevsky (Argentina), Marcos Franciosi (Argentina), Juan Manuel Brarda (Argentina) y Darío Pagliaricci (Argentina)
B) Works for:
– Women Vocal Duo:
– (Sopran I, Sopran II)
– (Sopran I, Alto I)
– (Sopran II, Alto I)
– (Sopran II, Alto II)
– (Alto I, Alto II)
– Women Vocal Trio:
– (Sopran I, Sopran II, Alto I)
– (Sopran I, Sopran II, Alto II)
– (Sopran I, Alto I, Alto II)
– (Sopran II, Alto I, Alto II)
Jury: Valeria Martinelli (Argentina), Pablo Araya (Argentina), Juan Manuel Brarda (Argentina) y Darío Pagliaricci (Argentina)
5- Each composer can send works for both categories simultaneously or not. In the case of the simultaneous participation, the composers can send only 1 (one) work for Women Vocal Quartet and 1 (one) for Women Vocal Duo or Trio. One composer can win both categories, if that is the decision of the Jury.
6- The works submitted must be new, not yet premiered or edited.
7- Works for Women Vocal Quartet should last between 5 (five) and 12 (twelve (minutes).
8- Works for Women Vocal Duo or Trio should last between 5 (five) and twelve (12) minutes.
9- The scores may be handwritten or in a computer editor. In both cases the scores must be perfectly clear and legible. Otherwise, the jury may immediately disqualify the work and its decision will be final. “masmenos – música contemporánea” program won’t be held responsible for the return of the works submitted.
10- The contest may be declared void.
11- In order to participate for each category, the composer will have to send an email to competition@masmenos.com.ar, with the following subject: MASMENOS 2018 International Composition Competition_Surname_Category_X. The e-mail must contain the following attached documents:
a) Score in PDF format signed using a pseudonym. The file must have the following specific title format: Work Title_Category_X.pdf.
b) PDF document with the following personal information: name and surname, date of birth, address, telephone number, e-mail and a brief artistic resume (200 words max.) The document must have the following title format: Surname_Name_Category_X.pdf
c) Artistic photo in JPG format (no other format will be accepted) The file must have the following title format: Surname_Name_Category_X.jpg. It must be sent as a link to a cloud service, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, etc. Links with an expiration date (WeTransfer) will not be accepted.
A separate email should be sent for each category. An email containing other files than the requested above will be void. A mp3 file (192 kbps min. resolution) with a recording of the rehearsal of the piece (please refer to item #6) can be submitted as a link to a cloud service, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, etc. Links with an expiration date (WeTransfer) will not be accepted. No MIDI files or MIDI recordings will be accepted.
12- The premiere of the winning works will be in September 2018.
13- The prize consists of the premiere and the live recording of the works the day of the concerts in Río Cuarto and Córdoba City (also the composers must authorize an audio-visual recording of the concerts and rehearsals).
14- The winner (or winners) of the competition agrees with the use by “masmenos – música contemporánea” program of their photos and artístic resume submited. Also, the recording of the works will be used with advertiste purposes. No other personal information will be made public.
15- The “masmenos-música contemporánea” program reserves the right to interpret all issues not included in the regulations and to make exceptions in special and well-justified cases. The decision of the jury and the “masmenos-música contemporánea” program will not be contested.
Web Site:masmenos.com.ar/en/bases-2018/