MADSM Collegiate Composer Competition entry deadline extended to Friday, October 19

The entry deadline for the 2018 MADSM Collegiate Composer Competition has been extended to Friday, October 19.

“Since this a new competition this year, and the fall semester has just begun, we wanted MADSM member institutions to have more time to get the word out, and their students to have more time to respond,” said Jacob Gotlib, managing director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI).

MNMI is co-sponsoring the competition with the Missouri Association of Departments and Schools of Music (MADSM) to encourage the creation of original chamber music that can be played by high-school level musicians.

The MADSM Collegiate Composer Competition is open to all students currently enrolled in any MADSM member institution, with separate categories for undergraduate and graduate students. Composers are asked to write a new work from five to seven minutes in length for a group of three to five musicians, consisting of some combination of flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello, and percussion.

The new deadline for scores and recordings to be submitted online is Friday, October 19, and winners will be announced on Monday, November 12.

Winning composers will be invited to the University of Missouri, where their pieces will be workshopped and recorded by the Mizzou New Music Ensemble. The Ensemble will premiere this year’s winning works in January 2019 at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference in Osage Beach, with the goal of encouraging future performances on concert programs around the state.

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The Missouri Association of Departments and Schools of Music (MADSM) includes all institutions in the state of Missouri that offer post-secondary music study. MADSM offers a regular forum for leaders from these institutions to discuss issues pertaining to music study; to provide mutual support for each other; and to advocate for music education at the collegiate level, presenting a strong and unified voice for music education in Missouri.