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Third Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition

 Third Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition
Summary:Prize for orchestral scores
Deadline: 15 March 2013
Date Posted: 19 February 2013
Details: CCM is pleased to announce the third Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition. The competition is open to composers of any nationality who will be under the age of 40 as of the application deadline (15 March, 2013).

Three prizes will be given, and the top two prizewinners will be commissioned to write new works for full orchestra (with or without soloist(s) and 15-25 minutes total duration), with instrumentation to be determined at the time of the announcement of the prizes. The winning composers will be chosen based on submissions following the criteria below:

1.Eligible composers will submit one score for orchestra of any size (either published or unpublished). Recordings of this work, while not necessary, are encouraged. A MIDI recording is acceptable in lieu of a live performance.
2.Ten composers will be considered as finalists. From these finalists, three composers will be awarded first, second and third prizes.
3.The prizes are as follows:
First Prize: $30,000 cash prize plus world premiere performance of the newly commissioned work by CCM's Philharmonia Orchestra in its 2014-15 season (tentatively fall 2014) plus a commercially produced recording by the CCM Philharmonia.

Second Prize: $20,000 cash prize plus world premiere performance of the newly commissioned work by CCM's Concert Orchestra in its 2014-15 season (tentatively spring 2015).

Third Prize: $10,000 cash prize.

Terms of the Awards: For the first and second prizewinners, 50% of the cash prizes will be awarded upon announcement of the prizewinners. The remaining 50% of the cash prizes for the winners will be awarded upon the receipt of scores and parts. For the third prizewinner, the entire prize will be awarded upon the announcement of the winners.
Entry Fee:US$50
1st Prize:US$30,000 Commission
Web Site:http://ccm.uc.edu/music/cmt/zemlinsky/application.html