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Suzanne & Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award

 Suzanne & Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award
Summary:chamber works
Deadline: 01 December 2013
Date Posted: 30 September 2013
Details: The Suzanne & Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award is nationally recognized as a significant opportunity for composers. Its purpose is to recognize the best in current American composition and to provide composers with a prominent forum for their work. Anonymity of the entrants is observed throughout the judging process. The judges are the five artistic directors of Composers, Inc.:
Robert Greenberg | Allen Shearer
Martin Rokeach | Frank La Rocca
Nicholas Vasallo

Two $1,000 Awards
Two awards of $1,000 each will be given for new chamber works. Winning works will be performed during Composers, Inc.’s 2014–15 concert season in the San Francisco Bay Area. Award winners are expected to attend performances. Composers, Inc. will provide lodging. Works not awarded prizes will also be considered for programming.

All composers who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to enter. Previous winners of this award are ineligible. Musical works requiring one to five performers (instrumental or vocal) are eligible, as are works for organ and works employing electronic media, including electronics alone. Composers may submit more than one work. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25 for one work, or $20 per work if two or more are submitted.

Preparing Your Entry
All submissions must be anonymous: remove or mask all indications of the composer’s name on scores and recordings. Scores and recordings must be marked with a pseudonym and accompanied by the following, which will not be seen by the judges:

• A 3x5 index card for each work, showing the title of the work, composer’s name,
pseudonym used, address, telephone, and email address if available.
• Entry fee of $25 for one work, or $20 per work if two or more are submitted, by check payable to Composers, Inc.
• Send one score per work, accompanied by, if available, a cassette or CD recording (MIDI realizations are acceptable). Scores must be bound or stapled. Do not send parts. Composers, Inc. is not liable for accidental loss or damage to materials.
• If you want your materials returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope of appropriate size.

Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2013. Do not send by registered mail or other service that requires the addressee’s signature. Winners will be announced in March, 2014.

Send entries to:
Composers, Inc.
Suzanne & Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award
PO Box 1282
Berkeley, CA 94701-1282

Composers, Inc. reserves the right to use the concert recordings of award recipients for promotional use.
For any questions, please contact us:
(415) 512-0641