Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You Have 11 Days! (PARMA Student Composer Competition)


             In 11 days, the submission period of the 2012 PARMA Student Composer Competition closes. This is definitely an opportunity worth taking!
            The competition, which is the first in a series of annual competitions for student composers, is sponsored by PARMA Recordings (the parent of Navona, Ravello, and Big Round Records) based in New England. Ten winners will be selected, and the grand prize winner will have their piece recorded by PARMA, put in the 2012 PARMA Anthology Of Music: Student Edition, and distributed through Naxos. This is a chance for a large audience to hear your work—Naxos is the industry leader. Most of the CDs on my shelf have the blue pillars of the logo on the back cover.
            Here are the guidelines:                                                 
·         Composer must be enrolled in a composition program or studying   privately with a professional composer
·         Composer must be 30 years of age or younger
·         Piece must be written for up to five performers
·         Piece must be ten minutes or less in duration
To enter, fill out the submission form and send in a PDF of the score with an MP3 or MIDI recording. One work per composer, please. 
Good luck to all of you who submit! I hope to be listening to your pieces soon. 

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