2020 Left Coast Composition Contest


Submission period

Mon Dec 30, 2019 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Feb 2 at 8 AM UTC

Results date

Tue Mar 31 at 4 PM UTC
-US $2000 cash
-Performance by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble during the 2020-2021 concert season
-Recording of the live performance

Composers of all ages and nationalities may apply.

Select any combination of the following instrumentation for 1-7 players.
1 Voice (Soprano)
1 Flute (doubling Alto Flute and/or Piccolo)
1 Clarinet (doubling B flat, A, E flat, and/or Bass Cl.)
1 Piano
1 Percussion
1-2 Violins
1-2 Violas
1-2 Cellos
1 Double Bass
1 Guitar

Length: 5-20 minutes

Score: Each composer must submit a legible score of professional quality. No marks identifying the composer must appear anywhere on the score. (Entries are judged blind - thank you for removing your name and identifying marks.)

Recording: Submitting a recording is optional but highly recommended. Live recordings are preferred. MIDI realizations are acceptable.

Number of entries: Composers may submit as many works as they like, each one accompanied by a separate application and entry fee.

Payment: The entry fee is $16 for each composition.

You may not enter the contest if any of these conditions apply:
-The submitted work must not have been professionally recorded for commercial CD release.
-Musicians, board members, and composers already affiliated with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble may not enter the competition; likewise, their spouses, domestic partners and relatives may not enter the competition.

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