2019-2020 CMS Young Composers Competition Accepts Submissons | Webster University

2019-2020 CMS Young Composers Competition Accepts Submissions Through October 18th

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The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University is accepting submissions for their Young Composer's Competition now through Friday, October 18, 2019. Entrants compete in one of two categories - Level I is for composers aged 12-16 and Level II is for composers aged 17-21. Interested composers should visit www.webster.edu/cms-ycc for more information on how to submit.

Since 2004, the Young Composers Competition (YCC) sponsored by Arden and Harry Fisher has recognized and encouraged the efforts of young composers between the ages of 12 and 21. This program, unique to the St. Louis region, is an open competition which has received submissions nationally and internationally.

A panel of judges comprised of area published composer(s) review each submission and evaluate works based on melody, harmony, rhythm, style, form, instrumentation, labeling, notation, and musicality. Each submission receives feedback from the panel of judges.

Winners of the Young Composers Competition will be announced no later than January 10th and are invited to attend the Young Composers Competition Concert on March 21, 2020 to hear their works performed by Resident Ensemble, Chamber Project St. Louis. Winners receive a professional concert recording of their work for their portfolio and a written critique and personal conference with guest composer Angélica Negrón. One of Ms. Negrón's works will also be performed at the Emerging Composers Concert.

Prior to the public performance CMS presents two public workshops: a session with guest composer Angélica Negrón tentatively titled "The World as an Instrument" related to her approach to electronic music composition focusing on her use of found sounds and unusual instruments, and new this year, "Making a Botch of It: Inspiration, Imitation, and the Creative Process" with Webster University faculty member Kim Portnoy.

Entries are currently being accepted online and by mail. Interested composers should visit www.webster.edu/cms-ycc for more information.