The Missouri Association of Schools and Departments of Music (MADSM) is co-sponsoring with the Mizzou New Music Ensemble a competition for original chamber compositions for high school-level musicians. This initiative is to encourage the creation of new music for small ensemble to be performed at the high school level and above, loosely adhering to the American Band College Music Grades 4-5 guidelines as described here.
Works must be 5-7 minutes in length, and written for 3-5 players consisting of:
Composers can submit in one of two categories:
Winning composers will be invited to the University of Missouri, where their winning pieces will be workshopped and recorded by the Mizzou New Music Ensemble on Sunday, November 17th. The ensemble will then premiere the works at the Missouri Music Educators Conference in January 2020, with the goal of attracting future opportunities on concert programs around the state.
Scores and recordings should be submitted via Qualtrics by Friday, October 4, 2019. The winners will be announced by mid-October, 2019. Winning composers will be invited to attend any rehearsals of the piece and the workshop/recording session at their own expense. The composers are expected to attend the premiere at the MMEA conference if at all possible.
Follow the Online Application Guidelines: