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Celebrate Asia Composition Competition

 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra/Chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: The Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia Composition Competition seeks to recognize emerging composers who are interested in Asian culture, music and traditions. The winning composition will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony at the annual Celebrate Asia concert at Benaroya Hall.

Celebrate Asia originated in 2009 through collaboration with local Asian leaders who were keen to strengthen bonds with the broader community through a cultural celebration, and was brought to life through partnerships with local community groups to honor and celebrate Seattle’s Asian community.

Awards

The winning composer will receive a $1,000 award and an opportunity to visit Seattle for the premiere. The winning score will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony in Benaroya Hall at the annual Celebrate Asia concert on March 8, 2020.

Eligibility

All composers born after January 1, 1985 are eligible.

Guidelines

• Works must have Asian influences (for example: Asian folk melodies, Asian stories and legends, Asian traditional instruments). We kindly ask that submissions include no more than two Asian traditional instruments.
• Works must be new, original and accessible.
• Works should be 3 to 6 minutes in duration. (There will be 30 minutes allotted to rehearsing this new work.)
• Works should be for orchestra or chamber orchestra with instrumentation no larger than 3333 - 4331 – T+3 – hp – str. Woodwind doublings are allowed.
• The submitted work must have had no prior public performances.
• Interested composers should submit:
• A legible, bound, full score
• A recording of the piece on a CD (midi-format is OK)
• A clear description of the composition’s Asian influence(s)
• A biography, with current address, email address and phone number
• If selected, professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 90 days prior to the first rehearsal

Entry

There is no entry fee. All entries must arrive no later than September 20, 2019. The Seattle Symphony is not responsible for lost or damaged material. The winning composition will be announced on or before November 22, 2019.

Send submission to:
Seattle Symphony Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
ATTN: Paige Gilbert
Seattle Symphony
P.O. Box 21906
Seattle, WA 98111-3669

Please note that we are unable to accept electronic submissions.
Questions and inquiries may be emailed to: celebrateasia@seattlesymphony.org
Web Site:www.seattlesymphony.org/watch-listen/compositioncompetition