2021 PAS Composition Contest

Purpose:
To encourage and reward composers who write music for percussion instruments and to increase the number of quality compositions written for percussion.

2021 Competition:
Solo Vibraphone (unaccompanied) – 100th Year of the Vibraphone!
 

Awards:

  • $3,000 grand prize (up to two honorable mentions – $250.00 each). Additional pieces may be acknowledged by the judges due to their quality. These pieces will not receive financial awards.
  • Winning composition, Honorable mention(s), and additional pieces selected by the judges  will be listed on the PAS website with composer’s picture and bio.
  • Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed along with review of work(s) in Percussive Notes during early 2022.
  • Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be further announced at PASIC.
  • Winning composition will be performed in the USA shortly after the winner is announced. Other performances around the world may occur based around availability of performers.

Eligibility:

  • Works can not have been premiered and must have been completed after November 1, 2020. A premiere is considered to be when a piece has been performed live for an audience, has been video or audio recorded where others can view or listen to the piece, or anything similar where the public can access the piece. 
  • Duration, level, and instrument range (no larger than 4 octaves) of composition will be left to the composer. Works also using new or extended techniques are also encouraged.
  • No arrangements of works will be accepted.

Procedures:

Submit the following items through the online application:

  • A PDF file of the composition absent of any composer information. Label file with title of work.
  • An audio file of a computer realization or other recording (non performance) of the composition absent of any composer or performer information. Label file with title of work.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges. Contest results will be announced in November 2021.
  • All entry materials become property of PAS. PAS does not claim rights to distribute materials. Materials will be archived for historical purposes only. Composers retain all rights to their composition.
  • Multiple submissions are allowed, but a separate application and $20 entry fee is required for each entry.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2021

Composition Contest Entry Form

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Please note: this contest is anonymous. The name of the composer should be removed from the entirety of the submitted score. Audio files should contain the name of the composition only. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in your submission being disqualified.

Accepted audio file types
: MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4. Files must play on iTunes for the PC or the Mac. Compositions must be submitted as PDF files. File naming convention: Name of Composition. File names must be absent of any composer or performer information, but please make sure you enter the composer's first and last name in Dropbox, when prompted. Examples: compositionname.mp3; compositionname.pdf

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Questions? Please email percarts@pas.org