NZSO-NYO Composer-in-Residence competition

The NZSO NYO is inviting applications for the fifth Composer-in-Residence competition to be held in early 2009. The selected composer will travel to Wellington, when the NYO meets in July for its special 50th anniversary season , to participate in the rehearsals of their original composition and to attend public concert performances in Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch and Auckland.

The prize includes Sibelius music software latest version with free training from MusiTech Ltd as well as guidance from the 2009 NZSO NYO Conductor Paul Daniel.

• Entrants must be a New Zealand resident or citizen.
• Composers must be 25 years of age or younger on 27 June 2009.
• Maximum 5 minutes duration.
• All entries must be submitted in computer generated format on unbound single-sided A4 paper. A complete instrumentation listing must be provided at the beginning of the score as well as the duration.
• One entry per person, work to be for full symphony orchestra without soloists; concert opener, overture/fanfare type.
• Maximum instrumentation is as follows: 3333 4431 timpani 4 percussion 2hp strings (including piccolo, English horn, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabassoon)
• The entry must be a fully original work, not previously offered to any other organization. It must not have been performed in rehearsal, concert or workshop.
• If the work is selected the composer must provide one single-sided A4 copy of the score and each part by Monday 9 March 2009. A programme note, biography (about 250 words) and photo should be sent to the NZSO NYO Manager no later than Thursday 30 April 2009.
• The NZSO NYO reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not adhere to these requirements.

For further information contact Pascale Parenteau,
NZSO National Youth Orchestra
PO Box 6640, Wellington 6141
tel 04 801 3862, fax  04 801 3891