A Call For Composers: Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020
WSMTA is seeking candidates for the 2021 Commissioned Composer of the Year.
The Commissioned Composer will receive $1,500 when the new composition is premiered at the 2021 WSMTA State Conference next June. Given the increased stress and difficulties facing musicians during this time, the Commissioned Composer Committee is extending the deadline from July 1st to July 15th, and clarifying the guidelines for those who wish to submit.
For the 2021 composition, the committee is seeking an upper-intermediate level piano solo or duet, piano and voice, or piano and another instrument. However, the committee is open to other instrumentation, keeping in mind the financial responsibility of the composer (the winner must arrange for the performance of the winning piece at the WSMTA 2021 conference and cover all needed expenses of the performers).
The committee is also open to pieces at a variety of levels, but will give precedence to an upper-intermediate composition. Levels can interpreted in a variety of different ways; the committee is especially interested in a piece that corresponds to the difficulty of the following repertoire:
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 49 #2
Schumann: Album for the Young: The Horseman #23
Mendelssohn: Song Without Words Op. 102 #3
Debussy Children’s Corner
Kabalevsky: Prelude Op. 38 #2
In making the choice for this level, a general guideline would be to think towards advanced rather than to try to be within a perceived range of intermediate.
The committee is looking forward to your work!
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