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.
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/bass 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. Deadline is 31st March.
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