P.O Box 192125
San Francisco, CA 94119-2125


EARPLAY announces the second annual Earplay Composers Competition.

Composers of any age or nationality may submit works for one to seven performers, of any duration, selected from the following instruments:

  • Flute (Piccolo/Alto)
  • Clarinet (Bass Clarinet)
  • Oboe
  • Piano
  • Percussion
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello

Works with electronics will also be considered.

A prize of $500 will be awarded to the winning work, which will be performed during the 2003/2004 season. The winner will be announced in May. The judges reserve the right to not award a prize if no composition is deemed prize-worthy. All entries may be considered for performance. There is an entry fee of $25 for one score, or $20 per score if more than one is submitted. Please make check or money order payable to Earplay.

The postmark deadline is Monday, February 17, 2003.

Please send:

  • score(s) [anonymous]
  • recording(s) (CD, DAT, or cassette), if available [anonymous]
  • a sealed envelope containing an information sheet with the workÕs title, composerÕs name, address, telephone, and e-mail
  • entry fee
  • a self addressed stamped envelope for return of materials (international submissions cannot be returned)

Please send entries to:

Earplay 2002 Composers Competition
P.O Box 192125
San Francisco, CA 94119-2125

(415) 974-9300

Winner of the 2002 Competition

Founded in 1985 EARPLAY is a San Francisco-based new music ensemble, a coalition of composers and musicians dedicated to the performance of new music. EARPLAY offers audiences a unique opportunity to hear eloquent, vivid performances of some of today's finest chamber music.

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