THE LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND PRIZE FOR MUSIC COMPOSITION
2013-2014 Competition: Choral
Prize: $800 | Deadline: December 16, 2013 | No Entry Fee
The Fine Arts Department at Loyola University Maryland announces The Loyola University Maryland Prize for Music Composition. In its inaugural year, the Loyola Prize will be awarded for a choral work to be premiered by the Loyola Singers, directed by Dr. Daniel McDavitt, in Spring 2014.
- SATB choir and piano accompaniment (i.e. no a cappella works); intermediate difficulty level; limited use of divisi.
- Duration no longer than 10 minutes.
- May be sacred or secular and in any language. If text is not in the public domain, composer must provide written permission from the text’s copyright owner.
- Must be an original composition (i.e. no arrangements).
- Submission must not have been performed publicly, recorded for a publicly released album, or be under consideration by any publishing companies. As a condition of the award, the Loyola Singers will have the right to first public performance through May 31, 2014, and will promote the work through various media (department webpage, Facebook, YouTube, etc.). Composer retains all other rights.
- Competition is open to all composers residing in the United States. Only one submission per composer. All scores and files except the winning score will be destroyed and/or deleted at the end of the judging process.
- One winner will be selected to receive a $800 prize. No other prizes will be awarded. Judging panel reserves the right not to award a prize. There is no entry fee.
- Entry deadline: December 16, 2013. Winner will be notified by February 1, 2014. Results will be announced within a week of that date on the Music at Loyola website (http://www.loyola.edu/academic/finearts/music.aspx).
- In order to ensure a blind judging process, a contest administrator will receive all submissions, remove all identifying markings, and number each score.
- Entries should be emailed to email@example.com with “Competition Entry” in the subject of the e-mail. To enter, e-mail the following:
(1) Your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.
(2) PDF of the engraved score or a scanned copy of a clearly legible, handwritten score.
NOTE: Scores in any other file format will not be accepted. Mailed scores will not be accepted.
(3) If applicable, a signed letter of permission from text’s copyright owner.