The Young Composers Challenge 2011
The Young Composers Challenge is open to young musicians ages 13 to 18 who are U.S. residents. There is no charge to participate.
The Challenge is simple. First, you can take part in a free full-day workshop with world-renowned composers. Then you will have all summer to write your own score. Finally, a panel of judges will choose the top three orchestral and top three ensemble pieces.
Each winning piece will be performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in a public concert at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center on November 13, 2011.
The top three orchestral composers will be awarded $1000 each. The top three ensemble composers will be awarded $500 each. PLUS! Each of the six winners will receive a professional recording of their composition performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
There is a free composition workshop in Orlando, FL next week on March 5. Details are on the website.
This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in composition. Winners have received scholarships to top music composition programs.
-- Martin Schiff
PS Any of you sample developers who would like to provide material and/or discounts, etc. to the participants in the workshop, please contact me asap. martin at stevegoldman dot com.