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Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Entry fee: $25 per work
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019

The League of Composers/ISCM is pleased to announce the 2019 League of Composers/ISCM Composers’ Competition.
Two Prizes will be awarded.

League-ISCM Prize: $1000 award and a New York City performance*, possible nomination to the next World Music Days.

Steven R. Gerber Composition Prize: $1000 award and possible New York City performance.


Eligibility: All composers are eligible to enter. Only US composers can be selected to represent ISCM at the World Music Days.

Composition Requirements: Works for solo instrument, small ensemble, or any combination up to a chamber orchestra may be submitted. Works featuring voice, choir, and/or electronic media will also be accepted. Works should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration. There are no stylistic limitations. The instrumentation limit for a guaranteed performance is eight (8) players.

Submission Requirements: Our submission process is entirely electronic. Since judging is done anonymously, all traces of the composer's name should be removed from submitted score and audio. No pseudonym is needed. If the work you wish to submit cannot be submitted through our online submission process, please contact Luke Dahn for assistance at

Adjudication Process: The judging panel will judge the competition during the spring of 2019 and endeavor to complete the process no later than May 1, 2019. Winners must be willing to provide conductor’s score and parts in a timely manner at his or her cost. Questions should be addressed to

Submission Information and Materials: Name; Email; PDF of score (composer's name removed); MP3 recording, if available (50MB limit; MIDI realizations will be accepted); Bio or CV; Entry fee payment (on subsequent page).

Payment method: Submission will not be complete until entry fee payment is submitted. Use the form below to submit payment via credit card. Alternatively, a check may be mailed to the following address:

League of Composers/ISCM
c/o Friedrich Heinrich Kern
24 Waverly Place RM 268
New York, NY 10003

*The League will make every effort to perform the winning work. In the case of an instrumentation that is not available, the League will perform an alternate work of the composer.