Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize
|Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize|
|Summary:||opera composition prize|
|Deadline:||29 March 2013|
|Date Posted:||13 August 2012|
The Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize was founded by Dr. Gary C. Jaquay|
to honor his life partner Domenic J. Pellicciotti, an ardent fan of opera. The award seeks
to encourage and acknowledge the creation of new operatic works that explore, within
a broad range of possible expressions and representations, themes related to tolerance,
inclusion and/or the celebration of diversity within an inclusive community.
$20,000 in Total Prize Money*
Composers/Librettists are invited to submit recently composed operatic works suitable
for performance by college-level singers and instrumentalists. Portions of a larger work
or a one-act opera of approximately 20 – 45 minutes are welcome. Submissions should
reflect the intentions of the prize stated above that reflect in some way, issues of tolerance,
inclusion, and/or the celebration of diversity. Works which explore issues relevant
to the LGBT community are particularly encouraged.
Submissions of recently composed, original operas which have not received
a professional premiere, from composer/librettists of any age or nationality,
not affiliated with SUNY Potsdam, are welcome.
Deadline for Submission: March 29, 2013
Criteria and Additional Information
The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera
Composition Prize submissions will be reviewed by a committee consisting of
Crane School of Music faculty as well as an invited opera professional. A selection
of two or three works (either in part or whole) will be performed by the Crane
Opera Ensemble and Orchestra in November of 2014. *The $20,000 prize will
be divided among the winning submissions at the discretion of the committee.