The Music Department at California State University, Northridge is pleased to announce the 11th edition of the Northridge Composition Prize, an annual competition designed to support the creation and premiere of new orchestral works by young and emerging composers. The prize will consist of a performance with the CSUN Symphony under the direction of John Roscigno during the 2013-2014 season, and an award of $1000. When submitting your compositions, please observe the following guidelines:
- The competition is open to composers of any nationality who are currently residing or studying in the U.S., and who have not reached their 35th birthday by April 1, 2013.
- Each candidate may submit any number of compositions for large orchestra without soloists (3333-4331-4pc, timp, pno, hp-strings), with the duration of 7 to 15 minutes each. Works for string orchestra or chamber orchestra with at least 20 players will be considered as well. The application fee is $20 for each work submitted.
- The postmark deadline for submitting scores is April 1, 2013, with the winner and concert date to be announced by July 1, 2013. The winning composer will have to submit a complete set of parts by August 15, 2013, attend the premiere performance, and give a short presentation of the piece to the composition faculty and students at CSUN before the concert.
- All works submitted must have not been performed or recorded by the CSUN premiere date. Works that have been performed during reading sessions will be accepted, as long as the reading session was held by a high school or college orchestra, and was not followed by a public premiere performance
- Please submit an anonymous copy of the score and a MIDI or reading session recording, if available. Only the title and duration of the composition should be printed on the score and recording. On a separate sealed envelope write the title of the work, and inside, include your name, phone number and e-mail address, as well as the application fee check or money order payable to CSUN. Include a SASE if you would like your score returned.
- All anonymous compositions will be judged by a committee consisting of Liviu Marinescu, Dan Hosken and John Roscigno.
- Mail a copy of your score and all other materials to:
- Liviu Marinescu, Director
The Northridge Composition Prize
California State University, Northridge
Department of Music
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8314
For further information, please contact Dr. Liviu Marinescu at Liviu.email@example.com
- 1st edition: Sara Carina Graef
- 2nd edition: Garrett Byrnes
- 3rd edition: Jason Bahr
- 4th edition: Jie Wang
- 5th edition: Xi Wang
- 6th edition: Matthew Van Brink
- 7th edition: Jeremy Podgursky
- 8th edition: Eleanor Aversa
- 9th edition: Charles Halka
- 10th edition: Brendan Faegre