Ten winners will be selected to have their work published in the 2013 PARMA Anthology Of Music, and one Grand Prize Winner will be selected to have their piece performed at the PARMA Music Festival (August 15-17, 2013 in Portsmouth NH). All ensemble, rehearsal, and publicity costs will be completely subsidized by PARMA, and the performance will be included in all promotional materials for the Festival.
There is no fee for entry. The call for scores and full submission details will be distributed on March 29th, and submissions will be accepted from April 1st until April 30th. More information will be included in the official Call For Scores and on the PARMA website.
Last year's competition produced an outstanding response, with hundreds of students submitting works for consideration. The ten winners are featured in the 2012 PARMA Anthology of Music, and Grand Prize Winner Quinn Dizon's Awakening was recorded by Clayton Hoener, Peter Sulski, Ron Lowry, and Hannah Shields in August 2012 and is featured on the upcoming album PERCEPTIONS (Navona Records).
March 29, 2013 - Call for scores distributed
April 1, 2013 - Submission period opens
April 30, 2013 - Submission period closes
May 1 - June 15, 2013 - Judging period
June 28, 2013 - Winners announced
PARMA Recordings is pleased to announce the inaugural PARMA Student Composer Competition, the first in a series of annual competitions for student composers. Ten winners will be selected by an award-winning panel of three independent judges, and the winners' pieces will be published in the digitally-distributed 2012 PARMA Anthology Of Music: Student Edition. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected to have their piece professionally recorded and produced for release by PARMA. All recording, performer, production, and publicity costs will be completely subsidized, and the master will be released on a collection from PARMA to be distributed through industry leader Naxos.
March 1, 2012 - Submission period opens
March 31, 2012 - Submission period closes
April 1-30, 2012 - Judging period
May 1, 2012 - Winners announced
To view a list of frequently asked questions, visit the Competition FAQ page.