September 4, 2015
Baldwin Wallace University
1st Prize, $1,000+
2nd Prize, $350
3rd Prize, $300
4th Prize, $250
5th Prize, $200
* The purse consists of a $500 cash prize and a $500 commission for a new work to be performed by Blue Water Chamber Orchestra on their 2015-2016 season.
* There is no entry fee.
* The contest is open to composers of all ages.
* Submit a score and a bio to email@example.com.
* Include your name, address, phone number, and email.
* Entry deadline is July 6, 2015.
Iron Composer Competition Rules and Procedures
* Finalists must arrive by 2 p.m. on September 3, 2015 for a public symposium of their work.
* Finalists must participate in the competition on September 4, 2015 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.
* Finalists will be assigned an instrumentation and the Secret Musical Ingredient at 9 a.m.
* Finalists will have five hours to complete a score and parts.
* Finalists will have access to a private studio with a piano.
* All composition must stop at 2:30 p.m.
* Finalists will be penalized 3 points if they use more than five hours to finish writing. An additional 2-point penalty will be assessed for each half-hour of extra time needed.
* Each finalist will receive 30 minutes of rehearsal time for their piece.
* All works will be performed and judged at 8 p.m. on a public concert, which will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM and simulcast online.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
5:30-7:00 p.m. – Kulas Hall (Room K115), Baldwin Wallace Conservatory
The finalists will discuss their music and careers. This is a great opportunity to meet the composers and learn more about their styles!
Competition and Concert
Friday, September 4, 2015
9 a.m. – Opening Ceremony, Chamber Hall
The instrumentation and the secret musical ingredient are revealed!
8 p.m. – Concert, Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Hall
All five composers have their music performed live in concert and on the radio. Prizes are awarded and the title of Iron Composer is bestowed!
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