PARMA Recordings is pleased to announce the second annual PARMA Student Composer Competition. 10 winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges, and the winners’ pieces will be published in the digitally-distributed 2013 PARMA Anthology Of Music. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected to have their piece performed as part of the 2013 PARMA Music Festival, alongside performances by Richard Stoltzman, the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, and the PARMA Orchestra. All performer, production, and publicity costs will be completely subsidized by PARMA, and the piece will be incorporated into the official Festival program and promotional materials.
There is no fee required for entry into the competition.
- Composer must be enrolled in a composition program or studying privately with a professional composer
- Composer must be 30 years old or younger as of 4/30/2013
- Piece must be written for 1-4 string instruments, using violin, viola, and/or cello
- Piece must be 10 minutes or less in duration
- Piece must be unpublished
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
Fill out the submission form to submit your information and a PDF of your score, along with an MP3 or MIDI audio file. Submission limit is one work per composer.
To submit your piece to the competition, please fill out the submission form:
To view a list of frequently asked questions, visit the Competition FAQ page
To learn more about the judges and the judging process, visit the Judging Process page: