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Promising Young Composers Competition

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: School Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Promising Young Composers Competition
Warren County Summer Music School
Warren, Pennsylvania
 is pleased to announce this competition
in celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary, June 2014.
DEADLINE:  entries must be received by April 1, 2014
  • Mail application and four printed copies of the composition plus an audio recording on a CD or flash drive, with composer’s name removed from score, to:
Warren County Summer Music School, PO Box 635, Warren PA 16365 USA
  • First prize: $1,000 USD, Second prize: $500 USD, Third prize: $250 USD
  • Composer must be between the ages of 15-30 as of April 1, 2014
  • The composition must be an unpublished, original work
  • Before the Award is conferred, winners will be required to submit a current photo and full resume
  • The composition must be appropriate for students in grades 7-12
  • The composition should be written for one of the following:
          ?instrumental jazz ensemble (saxophones, trumpets, trombones, bass, piano, guitar, drum set)
          ?vocal ensemble (SAB or SATB)
          ?symphonic youth orchestra (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion)
  • Recommended duration: vocal--two to five minutes, instrumental—less than 9 minutes
  • Winners agree that the Warren County Summer Music School may perform the winning works without fee or royalty in perpetuity.
Note to prospective entrants:
*The decision of the contest committee will be final and no correspondence may be entered into regarding the    award. The awarding of prizes is at the discretion of the committee.
*This contest will be judged anonymously; please REMOVE your name from all pages of your composition.
*Materials will NOT be returned.
*The winner will be announced on May 1, 2014. The Warren County Summer Music School hopes to perform and videotape the performance of the winning works, but such performances are not guaranteed.
* Direct any questions to competition chair Ms. Denise Pearson,
Warren County Summer Music School
Promising Young Composers Competition Application
Please include this completed application, four printed copies of your composition, and audio recording and mail to:
                  Warren County Summer Music School
                  PO Box 635
                  Warren PA 16365
                  Attn: Promising Young Composers Competition
Full Name______________________________________________________
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YY)    ________________
(please include a photocopy of a passport or birth certificate for age verification).
Address ______________________________________________________
E-Mail ________________________________________
Phone ________________________________________
Title of work submitted ____________________________________________
I, _________________________________, affirm that the above composition is my own, unpublished original work and that I have full right and authority to submit it.                       _______________________________________(signature)                       ____________________(date)
____________________________(guardian’s printed name & signature, if under 18) _________(date)
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