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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
Details: 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.
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