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Opera Kansas Presents the Zepick Modern Opera Composition Contest

 Opera Kansas Presents the Zepick Modern Opera Composition Contest
Summary:Children's Opera Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: A competition for a new opera suitable for children from 3rd to 5th grade, or eight to ten years old.

Cast Requirements: Two to four adult singers

Accompaniment: Piano with optional obligato instruments

Length: 30 to 35 minutes

Libretto Requirements: An opera with a focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math curriculum is preferred. A history based subject would also be appropriate. Special consideration will be given to operas with Kansas ties. Subject matter must be appropriate to fit in an elementary school setting.

The ideal opera will be one that includes participation from the classroom; for example, a short chorus or percussion section to be prepared by students ahead of time or other audience participation prepared during the performance.

Award and Performance Restrictions: The winner of the STEAM Opera Composition Contest will receive a cash prize of $2,000.00. Opera Kansas will retain all performance rights to the show for a period of five years. Deadlines: March 1, 2018. Submit the following:

1. a recording (MIDI is acceptable)
2. 1 complete PDF Score
3. 1 “BLIND” PDF score free of all identifiers of the composer

Electronic submission are preferred and accepted via
By post to P.O. Box 8811, Wichita KS, 67208

Award Announcement: April 30, 2018