Long Island Arts Council Sixth International Musical Composition Contest

The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is now sponsoring its Sixth International Musical Composition Contest, open to composers of all ages around the world. The work, from 3 to 5 minutes in length, should be for an instrumental or voice student between the ages of 14 through 17, with piano accompaniment, both parts geared to the level of a student with five to seven years of experience. Though contemporary, the work should be appealing to a young person. The winning composition will be performed in the year 2010, at which time the composer will be awarded $500. The deadline for submissions is a postmark no later than November 30, 2009.

Judging will take place in December. Entrants should include a page containing their name, address, phone, e-mail address, a brief bio, and a check for $15 for each work submitted made payable to the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport. A CD or audiotape is required. If the material is to be returned, a self-addressed, stamped envelope should be included. The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage in transit. The composer’s real name should not appear anywhere on the score or recording. Please list a pseudonym instead. Payment from overseas should be made by Western Union, made out to Marnie Katzman, Executive Director (please include confirmation number with the score) or through PayPal (visit the Arts Council’s website at www.liacfreeport.org andclick “Support Us” on the left side of the homepage). For the return of foreign scores, please attach an international reply coupon to the return envelope.

Please send submissions to:
Composition Contest, Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520.

Please direct any questions to huray@optonline.net, call (516) 223-2522, or fax (516) 223-69

Contest Chair: Herb Rothgarber
Open to composers of all ages around the world
Deadline: November 30, 2009
Prizes: Performance of winning composition and cash prize of $500