Young Composer Competition

At this time, we do not have further details about the composition competition in 2018-2019, but please check back for updates.

 

2017-2018

An opportunity for young composers to have their piece played by a live orchestra.

OPEN TO:
Students of age 25 or younger on January 1, 2018.

Must reside or pursue music studies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, or South Dakota.

COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Must be a five to six minute work for orchestra.

The instrumentation must be no larger than:

3 flute, 2 oboe, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoon, 2 horn, 2 trumpet, 2 trombone, timpani and strings

(no percussion or auxiliary instruments will be available)

PRIZE:
Up to 3 winners will be selected and may have their pieces read and recorded by the DSSO on Sunday, February 4, 2018, the performance is by invitation.

APPLICATION:
Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018.  Applications will not be accepted prior to December 15, 2017.

Please send a PDF of your score to [email protected], in the body of the email include the following:

Name:

Phone number and address (mailing and permanent if you are a student):

Birthdate:

Current or most recent educational institution:

Score should,include a title page with instrumentation listing.
For further details and to submit a composition, contact:

Heidi Lord, DSSO Director of Artistic Operations

[email protected] | 218.623.3771

SELECTION PROCESS:
Evaluation and selection determined by a qualified composer and/or DSSO Music Director. The winner will be notified by January 29, 2018. Please have a short bio and e-photo ready in case you are selected.