3rd Asia Pacific Saxophone Composition Competition

Adolphe Sax Prize


Submission period

Thu Mar 28 at 11 AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Apr 15 at 10 AM UTC

Results date

Thu May 30 at 4 PM UTC
The Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy (APSA) has launched its Asia Pacific Saxophone Composition Competition since 2016 to provide a platform for composers to create quality works for the world of the saxophone. We are delighted to announce that the 3rd Asia Pacific Saxophone Composition Competition which will be held in 2019 with a particular focus on writing for solo saxophone with piano. In this third edition, we are proudly to present the first place of the competition as the Adolphe Sax Prize.

Five finalist works will be selected for the final round composition by our international panel in which they will be performed by the member(s) of the Amigo Saxophone Quartet during the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in July 2019. The winning work(s) may receive a score publication opportunity by a contemporary music publisher and may be programmed as one of the set pieces of theAsia Pacific Saxophone Competition in 2021 (subject to the decision of the organisation).

There is only one category for the competition: ALTO SAXOPHONE
-The composition has to be written for alto saxophone and piano
-The submitted composition should be written in a suitable challenging level for an emergent saxophonist (i.e. Bachelor degree level)
-Inside piano playing is NOT allowed
-Electronics and/or tape is NOT permitted in this submission
-Duration of the work: 6-8 minutes

The competition is open to composers of all nationalities and ages. The submitted composition may have been performed, but have not been awarded a prize from other competitions. Three prizes and two honourable mentions will be awarded.

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