2021 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition

Timeline

Submission period

Wed Feb 3 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Apr 1 at 7:59 AM UTC

Results date

Thu Sep 30 at 4 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Entry fee 26 $
Earplay sponsors the annual Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition, open to composers of any nationality and any age. Earplay performs the prizewinning piece and presents a cash prize of $1,000 to the winning composer. The competition honors the late composer/conductor/Earplay board member Donald Aird, an ardent supporter of the creation and performance of new music.

Eligibility:
Applicants may be of any nationality.
Applicants may be of any age.

Compositions:
Works are limited to 1 to 6 players (at most 1 of each, e.g., not 2 violins) from Earplay's ensemble:
flute/piccolo/alto flute
clarinet/bass clarinet
piano
violin
viola
cello

Works may include electronics.
Works may be of any duration (8-15 minutes preferred).
Works may have been previously performed.
Each composer may submit any number of pieces.

Award:
Cash prize: $1,000.
Performance by Earplay during our next season.
Earplay will announce the winner in fall 2021.
All entries will be considered for future performance.

Deadline:
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by March 31, 2021.

Details are available at web pages:
http://www.earplay.org/www/competition.php