String Quartet Smackdown VII Call for Submissions

Fri Sep 18 to Tue Dec 1 at 11:59 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mueller, Austin (United States)
Concert
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The String Quartet Smackdown is a bracketed, tournament-style competition bringing original string quartet compositions head-to-head in front of a participatory audience. It’s like NCAA March Madness for the ears!

Every Fall, composers of every experience level from around the globe are invited to submit through an open, no-cost entry process. Following submission, a diverse panel of judges selects sixteen compositions to be performed live at the String Quartet Smackdown, which takes place in February in Austin, TX.

A professional string quartet performs the pieces in front of a two hundred person audience. This performance is broken into four rounds, during which the audience votes on their favorite pieces until a winner is crowned!

ALL sixteen finalists receive a professional studio recording of their piece, and the winner takes home a cash prize!

For more information on the competition and to submit a piece, go to goldenhornet.org/smackdown.
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