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Wayne Peterson Prize in Music Composition

Applicants must be citizens of the United States or legal residents of the U.S. or its territories.
Applicants must be 40 years old or younger on January 1, 2005.
Previous winners of the Wayne Peterson Prize are not eligible.

Works may be scored for 3-6 players chosen from flute/piccolo/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, percussion (1 player), piano, viola, violin, cello.
Duration: 10-16 minutes.
The composition must have been written within five years of January 1, 2005.
The composition may not have been previously awarded a national or international prize.
Previously performed works are eligible.
Works including electronics are eligible.

Cash prize: $3,500
Performance by Earplay during the 2005-2006 season

Applications must be post marked by January 31, 2005

2 scores and 2 recordings (if available) must be submitted anonymously, identified by a pseudonym. All identification of the composer, and his/her professional or academic affiliation must be removed .
A completed application form, enclosed in an envelope with only the pseudonym on the outside, must be included.
Include a $25 application fee in the form of a check or money order payable to Earplay.
For materials to be returned, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.
Applicants may submit only one score.
In lieu of an application form, you may send a sealed envelope (with the pseudonym on the outside) which contains the composer's name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and date and place of birth; and composition title, year of completion, and duration.

[downloadable press release]

Earplay, in joint sponsorship with the College of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University, is pleased to announce the seventh Wayne Peterson Prize in Music Composition. The Award consists of a $3,500 cash prize and a public performance by Earplay during the 2004-2005 season.

To be eligible, composers must be 40 years old or younger (as of January 1, 2005) and U.S. citizens or legal residents of the U.S. or its Territories. Submissions must be anonymous (please use a pseudonym on the score) and consist of a single 10-16-minute composition for 3-6 players chosen from: flute/piccolo/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, percussion (one player), piano, violin, viola, cello. The use of pre-recorded electronics is acceptable.

The composition (1) must have been written within two years prior to January 1, 2005, (2) must not have been awarded a national or international prize, and (3) may have been previously performed. Former winners of the Peterson Prize are not eligible to compete. Applicants should send two bound copies of the score, two CD recordings (if available), and a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of materials, plus a completed application form to: Wayne Peterson Prize, Earplay, P.O. Box 192125, San Francisco, CA 94119. In lieu of an application form, you may send a sealed envelope (with the pseudonym on the outside) which contains the composer's name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and date and place of birth; and composition title, year of completion, and duration.

The submission deadline is January 31, 2005 (postmark date). An entry fee of $25.00 in the form of a check or money order made out to Earplay and drawn on a U.S. bank must accompany the entry. The winner will be announced in May 2005 and will be expected to provide a complete set of parts no later than September 1, 2005

petersoninfo@earplay.org

 

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