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Australian Youth Orchestra Fanfare Competition

 Australian Youth Orchestra Fanfare Competition
Summary:Fanfare Competition
Deadline: 04 June 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: Imagine hearing your music played by the Australian Youth Orchestra and broadcast at venues around Australia! If you are a budding composer or musician then the Fanfare Competition is an exciting opportunity for you.

The competition is open to young people aged 12-21 years. To enter write a 30 second composition and submit a score and recording online. Eight selected participants will work with mentor composers Nicholas Vines and Lyle Chan to develop their ideas and then attend a live recording session with the Australian Youth Orchestra at Trackdown Studios.

The competition is looking for works that have ‘something to say’ and that draw attention. You don’t need to have a strong musical background – your work just needs to draw attention for the intended use of cueing audiences to take their seats at performance venues. The deadline for the 2018 Fanfare Competition is 5pm, Monday 4 June 2018.

Submission Details:
Age Limit: 12-21 Years
Submission Deadline 2018: 5pm, Monday 4 June 2018
Enter Online:

Step 1: Write your composition using instruments from the Australian Youth Orchestra list (below) in Short Score form (send us your score using a few instruments that best suit your composition) and send us your favourite four (4) bars in full orchestration. If you are having difficulty converting your score to Short Score form – just send us a PDF of your full score.
Step 2: Read the Terms and Conditions.
Step 3: Complete the Online Submission Form and upload a score and recording of your work (PDF and MP3 files can be uploaded to your application). If you have composed your work by hand scan your score and create a sound file on an instrument of your choice and upload to your application.
Step 4: Eight Selected Participants Announced on 15 June 2018.
Step 5: Selected composers will participate in two workshop days to refine their compositions with mentor composers Nicholas Vines and Lyle Chan. The workshops will be held at Sydney Grammar School (Artology will arrange your travel and accommodation).
Workshop 1: Saturday, 28 July 2018, 9am-5pm
Workshop 2: Saturday, 18 August 2018, 9am-5pm
Step 6: Rehearsal and recording day with Australian Youth Orchestra will be held at Trackdown Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, date TBC.
Step 7: Works broadcast at performance venues.

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