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The Dolphy Prize

Thursday, November 30, 2023


Black composers are invited to submit an original work for bass clarinet solo or small ensemble.
Winners in each category will receive a $500 prize and publication of the work in the Alea Publishing catalog. Composers are limited to one submission per year. Composers who have submitted in prior years, but were not awarded, are welcome to submit again. Use of the bass clarinet is required, but any other instruments/voices (to a maximum of 5) are at the discretion of the composer. Pre-recorded and/or synthesized sound may be included beyond the maximum of five performers. Works may utilize any combination of traditional and/or modern techniques. There is no minimum or maximum length for the piece submitted.

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