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2019-2020 CCPA Young Composer Competition
Deadline: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Composition Program at the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) of Roosevelt University is pleased to announce information for the 2019-2020 Young Composer Competition for high school students.

The music composition faculty members offer the following prizes:

1st PLACE:

  • $200 cash prize, presented during the Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Student Composition Recital at 7:30 PM in Ganz Hall.
  • A performance of the piece given by CCPA musicians on this recital.
  • A rehearsal of the piece with the musicians prior to the recital.
  • A recording of the piece’s performance from the recital.
  • A 45-minute composition lesson with the composition faculty member.
  • A pizza party for the winners and parents prior to the recital with composition faculty/students.

2nd PLACE:

  • $150 cash prize, presented during the Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Student Composition Recital at 7:30 PM in Ganz Hall.
  • A 45-minute composition lesson with the composition faculty member.
  • A pizza party for the winners and parents prior to the recital with composition faculty/students.

3rd PLACE:

  • $100 cash prize, presented during the Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Student Composition Recital at 7:30 PM in Ganz Hall.
  • A 45-minute composition lesson with the composition faculty member.
  • A pizza party for the winners and parents prior to the recital with composition faculty/students.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Students must be between the ages 14-18 years old and enrolled in a high school. Students from outside Chicago area may apply if they so wish; however, they will not be compensated for travel or hotel should their work be chosen for an award. All winners are required to attend the April 29, 2020 Student Composition Recital in order to collect their prize money.
  • Each student may submit one piece for consideration. Previously awarded pieces in this competition cannot be re-entered.
  • The piece can be any duration up to 6 minutes.
  • The piece can have up to four performers (maximum). You may use from the following instrumentation: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, and voice.

HOW TO ENTER:

Submit a completed 1) application form 2) full score, and 3) a full set of parts by the deadline.

All material must be submitted by email to Stephanie Salerno, Assistant Director of Outreach & Engagement at ssalerno@roosevelt.edu.

The deadline is Tuesday, January 21, 2020. All entries must be received by this date. The winning works will be announced via email no later than the beginning of February 2020.