Submissions sought by student, amateur composers

March 22, 2011 | Events, UToday
By Vicki L. Kroll

Do you write music? There’s still time to submit entries to the 23rd Annual Contest for Student or Amateur Composers.

Sponsored by the UT Department of Music and Craig’s Pianos and Keyboards, the contest is accepting submissions in two categories: student composers enrolled in secondary schools, colleges and universities in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, and amateurs who are not employed full or part time as professional musicians.

Amateur musicians must pay a $20 entry fee; checks should be made payable to the UT Department of Music.

Up for grabs will be $500 in prizes for both categories, and selected pieces may receive a premiere performance.

Entries must be original instrumental chamber music with a minimum duration of five minutes and have an easy-to-medium-difficulty level for three to six players.

Monday, March 28, is the deadline to receive submissions. Three copies of the score — a CD is requested but not required — should be sent to:

Dr. David Jex
Mail Stop 605, Department of Music
The University of Toledo
Toledo OH 43606-3390

Entries should not have the composer’s name on the music; include a separate sheet of paper with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, title of composition, school enrolled in or declare amateur status.

Judges will be prominent musicians from the area. The jury reserves the right not to award prizes if not satisfied with the quality of the entries.

For more information, contact Jex at or 419.530.4560.

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