We’re pleased to announce that the submission period for the 2015 PARMA Student Composer Competition is now open!
Our 4th annual competition calls for scores for full orchestra with the standard configuration of 2, 2, 2, 2 – 4, 3, 3, 1 – percussion – strings, with optional piano and harp. Pieces should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration, and entrants should be 30 years or younger (as of January 31, 2015) and currently studying composition either at an institution or through private instruction. There is no entry fee.
Ten (10) winners will be selected to have their works published in the 2015 PARMA Anthology of Music. You can check out the previous Anthologies here.
Three (3) Grand Prize Winners will receive readings and archival recordings of their scores by a full symphony orchestra via PARMA’s PrimaVista program. All costs will be fully subsidized by PARMA.
Visit the competition’s FAQ page for more information.
The submission deadline for scores is January 31, 2015.
Submit your score by clicking here!
Student Composer Competition Timeline
December 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015 – Submission period
February/March 2015 – Judging period
April 2015 – Winners announced
Summer 2015 – Reading sessions