Frame Announces Music Composition Competition

2010-2011 Frame Dance Productions Music Composition Competition

Note: The deadline is January 7, 2011.

Frame Dance Productions announces its competition to select a piece of music for its upcoming evening-length premiere of Mortar, Sylphs Wrote. Its two-fold purpose is to offer outstanding emerging composers a forum for their recognition as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the dance performance company, Frame Dance Productions.

Award and Performance
The winning composer’s music will be the basis of the new original work, Mortar, Sylphs Wrote and will be featured prominently as the sound score of this premiere in Spring 2011.

All composers, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are eligible.

Submission Guidelines
Works may be written for solo, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet.
Instruments may include the following: flute (piccolo, alto flute), clarinet (bass clarinet), oboe, bassoon, saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone), French horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, bass.
Acoustic works that utilize electronic playback are also acceptable.
Electronic music is accepted and encouraged.
All music must be unpublished and more than 20 minutes in duration.

Interested composers should submit:

• a recording of the piece on a CD
• a biography, with current address, e-mail address, and phone number, and
• a stamped, self-addressed envelope, if they wish their music returned.

Entry Fee and Deadline
The entry fee is $15.00 and composers may submit up to three selections.  Make checks or money orders payable to Frame Dance Productions.

All entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 7, 2011.
Frame Dance Productions is not responsible for lost or damaged material.
The winning composition will be announced at on Friday, January 29, 2011.

For submission details please email
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