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Philip Bates Prize

 Philip Bates Prize
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: 06 July 2012
Date Posted: 10 June 2012
Details: ∑ The competition is open to all young composers between the ages of 16 and 25 on 1st September 2012 and born/studying/resident in the UK.

∑ Entrants are invited to submit songs or vocal compositions in any genre of music, suitable for live performance and appealing to a wide range of concertgoers.

∑ The submitted work should be for 1 or 2 singers / vocalists (independent lines) and between 2 Ė 5 players. The choice of text is at the discretion of the composer. The style of the work can draw on any background (classical, jazz, rock, folk, Asian, fusion, etc). Instrumentation is up to the composer.

∑ The submitted work should last between 6 and 12 minutes, and may include more than one movement / section if required. We regret that works of fewer than 6 minutesí or more than 12 minutesí duration will not be considered.

∑ Two copies of the work must be provided. Normally, these should be in the form of neatly handwritten or typeset musical scores, but entries in other formats may be considered in consultation with the Head of Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire (see below). To aid the selection process, competitors are encouraged to provide a recording of the submitted work (either live or computer-generated) on CD, mini-disk or cassette.

∑ An accompanying letter, signed and dated by the composer, should give:

∑ the composerís date of birth

∑ a statement confirming that the music is entirely the work of the composer

and, where necessary

∑ a statement that the copyright holder of the text has given full permission for its use

∑ A stamped addressed envelope, of size and stamp value suitable for the return of the score to the entrant, should be enclosed with each entry.

∑ Only one entry is permitted from each composer.

∑ The closing date for entries is Friday 6th July 2012. Entries should be sent or delivered to the Head of Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire (see below).
Contact:Dr Michael Wolters Deputy Head of Composition c/o Hannah Spencer Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham City University Paradise Place
1st Prize:£300
Duration:6 - 12 minutes
Web Site:www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk
Email:Hannah.spencer@bcu.ac.uk