Local Competition for Student Composers

Calling All Student Composers!  Deadline: March 1st   

HEAR IT LIVE! at Concordia Conservatory
What is it?
Hear it Live! is a showcase concert hosted by Concordia Conservatory for student composers & songwriters in elementary, middle and high school. All composers will receive a recording of their work and the concert is free and open to the public. The concert will take place at the Sommer Center on the campus of Concordia College, in Bronxville, NY.
What are the rules?
Hear it Live! is open to composers and songwriters ages 8-18 in elementary, middle or high school in the greater Westchester area. Eligible pieces will be written for (1) the Hear it Live ensemble (piano, flute, two violins, viola, & cello), or (2) your own performers. Composers and songwriters must plan to attend the concert at Concordia College on May 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
How do I enter?
Submit a composition either (1) Utilizing the 2016 Hear it Live Ensemble (piano, flute, two violins, viola, & cello), in any combination of 1-5 performers or (2) A composition for which you can supply your own performers. Works should be submitted by March 1, 2017
Fill out the application online at  https://goo.gl/qZC2J7
And then submit an mp3 recording (if you have one) and a score and/or lyric sheet (as a pdf) to Matt Van Brink via mvb@concordia-ny-edu. Chosen works will be selected for the performance.
What are the prizes?
A prize of US$75 each will be given to the most accomplished composition in each of two categories (1) elementary school and middle-school aged composers, and (2) high school-aged composers. The prizes will be adjudicated by a panel of established composers and teaching artists.

For more information…
Contact Dr. Matt Van Brink, Head of Composition & Songwriting
914-395-4507 / mvb@concordia-ny.edu


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