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 South Carolina Orchestra Festival
Summary:String Orchestra Call
Deadline: 26 October 2018
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: Greetings and thank you for your interest in composing music for South Carolina’s Adjudicated Orchestra Festival. The purpose for this project is to provide original compositions annually for young string orchestras to sight read that accurately follow guidelines set for each specific graded level of technical and musical difficulty.

Specific information about string orchestra composition requirements for grade levels .5 - 4 can be found on the subsequent pages. Pieces that do not follow the requirements will be discarded or possibly sent back to the composer for revision.

8 pieces will be selected: 1 of grade .5, 2 of grade 1, 2 of grade 2, 2 of grade 3, 1 of grade 4

When submitting, the composer must designate what grade level(s) the piece is intended for. By entering the piece in multiple grade levels, the judges have flexibility to use the piece where it fits best in the grading scale.

Submissions must be submitted electronically through the following Google Form Link by October 26, 2018. A committee of 3 string educators will review and vote on selections. Selections will be made and winning composers will be notified by Dec. 1. If selected, the composer will be awarded a $500 honorarium. The piece of music will be used by the South Carolina Music Educators Association- Orchestra Division until May 1 of the following year. During that time, the work must remain unpublished or distributed in any way except for use in the State Performance Assessment.

Scores and parts should be included. Composer name CANNOT be visible on any parts or scores. Composers may submit as many compositions as they wish. Compositions may be resubmitted the following year if not chosen.

• Composers should sign the agreement included in this packet and submit with each composition.
• Not required but suggested: an electronic copy of the piece in music notation software such as Finale or Sibelius
Questions and concerns can be to the attention of Arlyn Mills, chairperson of the State Performance Assessment Festival Sight Reading Committee. arlyn.mills@spart5.net

Google Link: https://goo.gl/forms/HE00FNeKCo8IkM773
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