2020 Left Coast Composition Competition

Deadline: 1 February 2020 09:00


AWARD US $2000 cash Performance by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble during the 2020-2021 concert season Recording of the live performance


Composers of all ages and nationalities may apply.

Select any combination of the following instrumentation for 1-7 players.

1 Voice (Soprano)

1 Flute (doubling Alto Flute and/or Piccolo)

1 Clarinet (doubling B flat, A, E flat, and/or Bass Cl.)

1 Piano

1 Percussion

1-2 Violins

1-2 Violas

1-2 Cellos

1 Double Bass

1 Guitar

Length: 5-20 minutes

Score: Each composer must submit a legible score of professional quality. No marks identifying the composer must appear anywhere on the score. (Entries are judged blind - thank you for removing your name and identifying marks.)

Recording: Submitting a recording is optional but highly recommended. Live recordings are preferred. MIDI realizations are acceptable.

Number of entries: Composers may submit as many works as they like, each one accompanied by a separate application and entry fee.

Payment: The entry fee is $16 for each composition.

You may not enter the contest if any of these conditions apply:

The submitted work must not have been professionally recorded for commercial CD release. Musicians, board members, and composers already affiliated with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble may not enter the competition; likewise, their spouses, domestic partners and relatives may not enter the competition.