MADSM Collegiate Composer Competition
seeks new works for chamber ensemble

The Missouri Association of Departments and Schools of Music (MADSM) and the Mizzou New Music Initiative are co-sponsoring a new competition for collegiate composers in Missouri to encourage the creation of original chamber music that can be played by high-school level musicians

The MADSM Collegiate Composer Competition is open to all students currently enrolled in any MADSM member institution, with separate categories for undergraduate and graduate students. Composers are asked to write a new work from five to seven minutes in length for a group of three to five musicians, consisting of some combination of flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello, and percussion.

Scores and recordings must be submitted online by Friday, September 14, and winners will be announced on Monday, November 12.

Winning composers then will be invited to the University of Missouri, where their pieces will be workshopped and recorded by the Mizzou New Music Ensemble. The Ensemble will premiere this year’s winning works in January 2019 at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference in Osage Beach, with the goal of attracting future opportunities on concert programs around the state.

For more information or to submit an entry, go to https://music.missouri.edu/mnmi/madsm-composition-contest.

The Missouri Association of Departments and Schools of Music (MADSM) includes all institutions in the state of Missouri that offer post-secondary music study. MADSM offers a regular forum for leaders from these institutions to discuss issues pertaining to music study; to provide mutual support for each other; and to advocate for music education at the collegiate level, presenting a strong and unified voice for music education in Missouri.

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