International Competition for Women Composers
The Brixworth Music Festival, England, announces an international competition for women composers.
We are looking for a work that is 6-8 minutes long and is scored for voice (soprano and/or baritone) and three to five instruments taken from the wind quintet formation (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn or bassoon) plus voice. The text should have some reference to William Shakespeare since the winning work will take place during Shakespeare's birthday week. There is no age limit for entrants.
The following prizes will be awarded:
1st Prize: £500
2nd Prize: £200
The prize-winning work (1st prize) will be played by the John Clare Wind Quintet at the next Brixworth Music Festival in April 25th 2018. The jury is not obliged to award all prizes.
The jury is made up of the following members:
Vivienne Olive Composer and honorary professor of music theory at the Musikhochschule Nuremberg,
joint artistic director of the Brixworth Music Festival.
Gwion Thomas Professional opera singer and concert soloist, tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire
and joint artistic director of the Brixworth Music Festival.
Chloe Willson-Thomas Professional singer, teacher, Rector of the Church of All Saints, Brixworth.
Graham Tear Conductor, professional flautist, woodwind teacher, member of the John Clare Wind Quintet
Peter Dunkley Conductor, professional clarinettist, former head of the Northampton Music & Performing
Arts Trust, member of the John Clare Wind Quintet.
External judge of the short-list entries:
Judith Weir Composer and Master of the Queen's Music
The committee of the Brixworth Music Festival reserves the right to find a replacement for absent jury members.
Conditions of entry
a) Only one work may be entered which can, however, consist of several shorter pieces.
b) The entered work may not have previously been performed or published.
c) Performance material (score and parts) must be supplied.
d) Any instructions should be in English.
Closing date: 31st January 2018
Prize winners will be announced at the end of February 2018.
Entry fee: £20.00
Please pay by Paypal
or make a transfer to the following bank account:
Submissions should be entered as follows:
Entries must be in a large envelope on which a freely chosen four-digit code can be seen. This envelope must contain the following:
Address: Gwion Thomas
Brixworth Music Festival
Account Name Brixworth Musical Festival
Account Number 29995568
Sort Code 77-21-12
IBAN Code GB90LOYD77211229995568
BIC Code LOYDGB21A60
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