A competition for all aspiring composers for the benefit of Community chamber musicians everywhere.
PRIZE OF $2500 FOR A STRING QUARTET OF 5-15 MINuteS DURATION.
ENTRIES DUE 30 JUNE 2022.
Adelaide Chamber Music School Community Composition Prize 2022 The Adelaide Chamber Music School invites composers of all ages to submit an original work to be considered for our 2022 Community Composition Prize. By awarding this prize, the ACMS Committee seeks to expand repertoire of contemporary chamber music accessible to community musicians and to stimulate interest and excitement in chamber music amongst aspiring and emerging composers.
The Prize The winner of the Adelaide Chamber Music School Community Composition Prize 2022 will receive $2500 AUD. A junior prize of $500 AUD may be awarded for an outstanding work written by a composer under the age of 18. The winning work(s) will also be performed at a future ACMS event.
Eligibility Australian citizens or permanent residents of any age may submit an entry. Composers under the age of 18 at 30 June 2022 who wish to be eligible for the Junior prize are required to provide proof of their date of birth.
Entry requirements and judging criteria Entrants will be required to submit a new work written for a standard string quartet, completed in the 12 months prior to the due date. The duration of the work should be between 5 and 15 mins and may contain multiple movements. The work must be currently unpublished and composers may submit one entry only. Works should present a degree of difficulty that is achievable in performance by capable community musicians and also playable in a sight-reading situation. The winning composition will be captivating and enjoyable to play whilst demonstrating a thorough understanding of the medium. Entrants will be notified of the outcome by 31 August 2022.
How to enter Submit your entry and accompanying form to email@example.com by the due date. All entries must be received by 30 June 2022. Entries should be submitted as PDF files generated directly from music typesetting software. A score and a set of individual instrument parts must be included. The parts should be easy to read and adhere to notation conventions.
The fine print Prize(s) will be awarded by the ACMS Committee who may, at its discretion, consult with eminent performers and composers. The decision is not subject to appeal. Composers under the age of 18 at 30 June 2022 and wish to be eligible for the junior prize are required to provide proof of their date of birth. The ACMS Committee will manage any conflicts of interest that may arise. The ACMS Committee reserve the right to not award prizes. The parts and score of the winning work(s) must be made reasonably available to community musicians by the composer either digitally or hard copy following the premiere performance. This does not prevent the composer selling or otherwise publishing the work.