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2022-2023 Composition Competition - Women's Orchestra of Arizona

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

The Women’s Orchestra of Arizona’s (WOA) Fourth Composition Competition provides women composers the opportunity to have an original orchestral work performed by an all-female orchestra. The goal of the competition is to support and encourage women composers. The winner receives a premier of her work by WOA during our 2023-2024 season, as well as a recording.


Applicants should identify themselves as females with a minimum age of 16 years old. The selection committee will be looking for creative imagination, stylistic originality, and a personal voice.

Works must be scored for a maximum instrumentation of:
Strings: violin I, violin II, viola, cello, double bass [7/6/5/5/2].
Winds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2/2/2/2.

Works have to fall between 4 and 6 minutes. Works with soloists, instruments in addition to those listed above, or electronics will not be considered. The composition has to be brand new and cannot be previously published or publicly performed.

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