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Annual Composition Competition - Columbus Symphony Orchestra 2nd

Friday, March 3, 2023

Columbus, Indiana, United States

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is pleased to issue a “Call for Scores” for the second annual CSO Composition Competition. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1922 and is the oldest continually operating orchestra in the state of Indiana. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is a primarily volunteer orchestra whose mission is to engage the community of Columbus, IN by furthering musical excellence for education and enjoyment. The Composition Competition is part of the CSO’s recent strategic priority to champion music by living composers. In addition to a $1,000 monetary prize, the winning composer will receive a world premiere performance of their composition with the CSO at the June 04, 2023 concert.

-The deadline for submissions is March 3, 2023.
-Finalists will be notified by March 17, 2023 and must submit parts by March 31, 2023.
-Reading of the finalist’s scores will occur on April 07, 2023.
-The winner will be announced April 14, 2023.
-The winning composition will be selected for the June 04, 2023 concert, at The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus, IN.
-The CSO reserves the right to choose multiple winners, or no winning selection.

-The work must be a world premiere (the piece should not have been performed previously outside of an academic setting).
-Composers may only submit one work. Concerti or works featuring a solo instrumentalist as primary focus of the composition will not be considered at this time.
-The work should be between four and twelve (4-12) minutes in performance duration.
-Works must be original; any plagiarized works, in whole or part, will be disqualified.
-Works that do not follow all guidelines may be disqualified.

There is a cash prize ($1,000 USD) for the winning composer, who must attend the concert and minimum of two rehearsals including the dress rehearsal the day of the concert.

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