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From Page to Stage: Emerging Composer Workshop

 From Page to Stage: Emerging Composer Workshop
Summary:Competition for women composers
Deadline: 15 March 2018
Date Posted: 23 November 2017
Details: Application Guidelines

Eligible participants:
• Open to women composers
• No age limit
• Composers who are students (college or high school), or at the earlier stages of their composition careers, meaning:
• limited professional performances of works
• not yet published and/or recorded professionally
• those seeking to learn how to enhance their composition career
• Composers who are interested in constructive feedback and support on a current work.

Submitted works should be:
• Written no earlier than January 1, 2014
• Under 8 minutes in length
• Single or multi-movement work
• Scored for one to six players; see available instruments and ensemble types below
• Work may be completed or an in-progress composition, however only completed works will be considered for performance during the festival.

Submissions must include:
• PDF of score. Scores must be created by a standard notation software such as Finale or Sibelius. Format as 8˝ x 11
• PDF Parts. Include all instrumental parts formatted as 8˝ x 11
• MIDI recording of the work
• Short paragraph explaining why you want to participate
• Non-refundable application fee of $10

Submission Guidelines
• All materials must be submitted no later than March 15, 2018, 11:59pm (Central Time)
• Late submissions will not be accepted
• Application fees are non-refundable
• Files must be uploaded through the LunART Festival website during the submission period (application form will be active starting Dec. 15th)

Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2018

Participation in “From Page to Stage” includes:
• Master class with composer-in-residence Jenni Brandon. Submitted works will be discussed in an open-forum setting. Participants will share their submitted work for discussion, delving into the nuances that make a piece successful from “page to stage” – from getting the notes on the paper, to getting it into the performance hall.
• Private composition session with Jenni Brandon during the festival.
• Recording of your work, and rehearsal with LunART Festival musicians. Works will be featured on the “From Page to Stage” festival concert on Saturday June 30th.
• Admission to all LunART events: three days of concerts, reading sessions, and lectures including Jenni’s talks on “Collaboration in the Arts” and “The Independent Composer’s Guide.”

Note: Transportation to and from the festival and housing is the responsibility of the participant. The festival will provide a list of housing options closer to the festival.

Instruments available
• String quartet
• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Bass

• Wind quintet
• Flute (piccolo, alto, bass)
• Clarinet (bass clarinet)
• Oboe (English horn, oboe d’amore)
• Bassoon
• Saxophone

• Brass quintet
• Trumpet
• French horn
• Euphonium
• Trombone
• Tuba

If your work includes prepared piano, please contact us before submitting.

If your work includes percussion, please contact us about intended instrumentation. Percussion instruments available for the festival are limited.

Questions may be sent to with the subject line: “From Page to Stage – Emerging Composers”