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SCSO’s 2020 Composer of the Year Competition

 SCSO’s 2020 Composer of the Year Competition
Summary:Competition or U.S. Composers
Deadline: 07 October 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Ryan Haskins are pleased to issue a "Call for Scores" for the SCSO’s 2020 Composer of the Year Competition.

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra is committed to the education, development, and promotion of American composers. The SCSO Composer of the Year Competition is designed to annually highlight one, talented composer who is currently in the early stages of their professional career. In addition to a One-Thousand US dollars ($1,000.00) monetary prize, the SCSO’s Composer of the Year will receive a premiere performance by the Sioux City Symphony, press/media coverage, scheduled lectures at selected local colleges and universities, and involvement in a variety of other community-related outreach programs.

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ELIGIBILITY:
1. Applicants must be US Citizens in the early stages of their professional career.
2. Submitted work may not have received a performance or a reading by a professional orchestra. (school/conservatory performances do not count as professional readings/performances)
3. Work should be five (5) to fifteen (15) minutes in length.
4. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, and works for winds/brass only.
(works for strings only will be accepted)
5. Instrumentation must not exceed:
2 fl [1.2/pic] , 2 ob [ 1.2/eh], 2 cl [1.2/bcl], 2 bsn [1.2/cbn], 4 hn, 2 tp, timp +1, pf/cel, str

SUBMIT:
1. Score must be submitted in PDF format
2. One (1) computer-generated score of a work written within the last five (5) years
3. A recording is required (MIDI is acceptable)
4. One (1) current curriculum vitae that includes applicants current address, telephone number, email address, and proof of US Citizenship
5. A short bio of the composer in PDF format (150 words max)
6. A brief description of the work and notes detailing performance history if any, including all dates and names of performing ensembles.
7. Entry Fee of Twenty-Five US dollars ($25.00) payable via PayPal.com link below

All materials must be submitted via email: siouxcitysymphony@gmail.com

After the selection panel reviews all of the entries, the Composer of the Year will then be chosen and their work will be performed on Saturday, March 14, 2020, by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. The Composer of the Year will travel to Sioux City and be a part of the rehearsal process for the premiere of their work in addition to other scheduled community outreach activities.

The selection panel will include Music Director, Ryan Haskins, composer, Clint Needham; and other members of the artistic team.

Finalists will be interviewed (via phone) by the committee and are expected to succinctly speak about their work, their compositional process, and offer any additional concepts that may help an audience engage with their work.

Applicants will be notified of the results no later than Monday, November 4, 2019.

Upon selection, the Composer of the Year must provide the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra with a complete set of parts (at no additional cost to the SCSO) that conform to the American Composers Forum Music Copying Guidelines.

TRAVEL
The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with one (1) round trip flight to Sioux City, IA.

LODGING
The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with hotel accommodations and local ground transportation during their residency in Sioux City.

AWARD
The Sioux City Symphony will award a monetary prize of One-Thousand US dollars ($1,000.00) to the named Composer of the Year (recipient is responsible for all US taxes associated with prize money).

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.siouxcitysymphony.org/composer-of-the-year