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44th Annual Percussion Composition Contest

 44th Annual Percussion Composition Contest
Summary:Percussion Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: April 15, 2017 deadline

To encourage and reward composers who write music for percussion instruments and to increase the number of quality compositions written for percussion.

2017 Competition Categories
Category I. Multi-Keyboard Solo
Category II. Brass Quintet with 24 percussionists

Up to $3500 in cash prizes available.
Published reviews in Percussive Notes for all first place and honorable mention selections.
Solicitation of university level performances for first place winners in each category.
PAS reserves the right to not designate a winner if the judges determine that no composition is worthy of the award(s).

Compositions must be created within a 2-year period prior to submission. Previously commissioned works and/or any composition which is or has been available for sale as a published or self-published work may not be entered.
The composition may not exceed 25 minutes in length, but duration is otherwise left to the discretion of the composer and should be consistent with the artistic intent of the work.
Compositions must be original (no transcriptions or arrangements).
The difficulty of the composition is left to the discretion of the composer; however, high artistic goals should be coupled with realistic demands to allow for performance at the university level.
Instrument demands should also be limited to those commonly found at the university level.
1. Submit the following items through the online submission link.
A pdf file of the submitted composition absent of any composer information. Label file with title of work.
An audio file of a computer realization or performance of the submitted composition absent of any composer or performer information. Label file with title of work.
2. All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges.
3. Contest results will be announced in July 2017.
4. All entry materials become property of PAS.