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Anything Goes Composition Competition:

 Anything Goes Composition Competition:
Summary:Anything Goes Composition Competition
Deadline: 31 December 2012
Date Posted: 18 February 2012
Details: Anything Goes

Composition Competition:

Compose an original work for any forces and duration

from a single soloist to chamber orchestra*.

Now in its fourth successful year, the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra (ÁCO) is inviting entries for its annual composition competition for 2012; composers of any age and nationality may submit works.

There is no specification as to the length or nature of the piece.

There may be a vocal component to the work, up to four singers.

Any text may be used; if the text is not in roman script, the composer should provide a phonetic transcription and a recording of the text as spoken.

If electronics are used, if not notated fully in the score, please supply a CD or mp3.

There is no restriction on the number of works submitted by each composer but each piece will incur the same entry fee of £26..

The work may be a new piece or may have been written at any time in the composer’s career.

Each piece should have a pseudonym printed on the cover, and the identity of the composer, including address, email, phone number, biography, photograph and programme notes in a separate sealed envelope also marked with the same pseudonym.

The scores may be submitted electronically as pdf files with the composer's pseudonym as heading to the following address:

The accompanying details should be sent in another email with the same heading to the

same address.

The deadline for score submission is December 31st, 2012 for electronic submissions - posted scores arriving later than that date will be disqualified unless postmarked with the closing date of the submission period.

Please contact the ACO at for further clarification.

The maximum* size of the orchestra is as follows:

Minimum specification is a single performer.

The following doublings are possible:

2nd fl. db picc. 2nd ob. db cor 2nd cl. db bass cl. 2nd bsn db cbsn 2nd perc db timp.

There is a first prize of £1000

and a Sibelius 7 Software award donated by Avid.

The entry fee is £26 per work which includes postage costs for return of scores. Payments may be made via Paypal by clicking below:
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