Carlsbad Composition Competition

The Carlsbad Music Festival, in partnership with ArtPower at UC San Diego, announces its eighth annual Composition Competition with a prize of $3,000 to write a new piece for MacArthur “Genius” Grant winner and Artistic Director of ICE, flutist Claire Chase. The Festival and ArtPower seek to commission a new piece for solo flute with or without electronics for Chase from a highly original, creative, and compelling composer age 35 or under (born after 1/1/1977). The winner will be selected by Chase and Festival Director, Matt McBane. The winning composition will be premiered by Chase at the 10th annual Carlsbad Music Festival in September 2013. The $3,000 prize includes the commission fee and a travel stipend for the Carlsbad Music Festival concert, free room during residency, and a professional recording of the premiere. The deadline for Applications is April 5th, 2013. Full information can be found through the festival website: