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 Mizzou International Composers Festival
Summary:Contemporary Chamber ensemble
Deadline: 21 April 2013
Date Posted: 30 September 2013
Details: The Mizzou New Music Initiative is excited to announce the Fifth Annual

Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 18 - 27, 2014 on the campus of the University of Missouri. Eight composers from around the world will be selected through a portfolio application process to compose a work to be performed by the internationally acclaimed new music ensemble, Alarm Will Sound. Composers will take part in discussions and masterclasses with Beat Furrer and Nico Muhly, take part in workshops

with Alarm Will Sound, and receive a professional live recording of the premiere performance of their work.

Applicants selected as resident composers for the festival will be expected to compose a work for Alarm Will Sound's complete instrumentation lasting up to 8 minutes in duration. Each selected resident composer must submit a finished preliminary score by April 21, 2014 for review by Alarm Will Sound, and professionally prepared scores (2) and parts of the final work are due by May 12, 2014. Due to rehearsal/technical

demands we will not be able to program works that include electronics.

Festival tuition, room, and board for each selected composer will be provided through the generous contributions of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. Selected composers will need to pay for transportation to and from Columbia, MO.

Direct questions regarding the festival to William J. Lackey, Managing Director, by phone at 573- 884-6247 or e-mail

Alarm Will Sound's Instrumentation:


Oboe/English horn

E-flat Clarinet/B-flat Clarinet

B-flat Clarinet/ Bass Clarinet





Percussion: Two players with standard multi-percussion, mallet percussion, and drumkit.


Violin 1

Violin 2/ Viola



Double Bass

Festival Application Submission Guidelines:

Complete and submit the application found on the website:

Submit three scores of original works with contrasting instrumentation.

One score must be written for chamber orchestra or large ensemble. If

you have a work scored for Alarm Will Sound’s instrumentation

please include that work as one of the three submitted scores.

Submit recordings of the same works. Live recordings preferred but MIDI

recordings are accepted.

Label all scores and CDs or DVDs with your name and contact information.

No data CDs or DVDs.

Submit a Resume (two page maximum)

Include a SASE for return of materials

Mail composition portfolio submissions to:

William J. Lackey, Managing Director

2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival

University of Missouri School of Music

138 Fine Arts Building

Columbia, MO 65211-6120
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