WSMTA is seeking candidates for the 2022 Commissioned Composer of the Year.
The Commissioned Composer will receive $2,500 when the new composition is premiered at the 2022 WSMTA State Conference in June. For this year’s composition, the committee is seeking an Advanced or Professional level piano solo or duet, or piano and another instrument, or piano and voice.
The composer must reside in Washington State and, preferably, be a WSMTA member.
The commissioned composer will be responsible for financial and logistics regarding performers, rehearsals, and performance of the selected composition, and also provide copies for the WSMTA archives. The committee suggests that the piece be for one or two performers. The commissioned composer may also submit their work to the MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year panel.
If you wish to be considered, please submit the following to Louise Nedela, email@example.com, April 15, 2021:
- Two of your original compositions that you have in your catalog that you
feel will be representative of your compositional ability for this project;
format–pdf scores and mp3 recordings; (arrangements not accepted)
- A short bio
- Contact information
- A synopsis of your intended project that adheres to the requirements
- The selected composer will subsequently prepare a new composition as stated
Please feel free to contact Louise with any questions! She can be reached by email or phone: (360)448-8572.