Call for Entries: Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award for New Chamber Works

The Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award is nationally recognized as a significant opportunity for composers. Its purpose is to recognize the best in current American composition and to provide composers with a prominent forum for their work. Judging Anonymity of the entrants is observed throughout the judging process. The judges are the artistic directors of Composers, Inc.: Robert Greenberg Jeffrey Miller — Allen Shearer Frank La Rocca Martin Rokeach.

Two awards of $1,000 each will be given for new chamber works. Winning works will be performed during Composers, Inc.’s 2011–12 concert season in San Francisco. Award winners are expected to attend performances. Composers, Inc. will provide lodging. Works not awarded prizes will also be considered for programming.

All composers who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to enter. Previous winners of this award are ineligible. Musical works requiring one to five performers (instrumental or vocal) are eligible, as are works for organ and works employing electronic media, including electronics alone. Composers may submit more than one work. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25 for one work, or $20 per work if two or more are submitted.

All submissions must be anonymous: remove or mask all indications of the composer’s name on scores and recordings. Scores and recordings must be marked with a pseudonym and accompanied by the following, which will not be seen by the judges:

• A 3×5 index card for each work, showing the title of the work, composer’s name,
pseudonym used, address, telephone, and email address if available.

• Entry fee of $25 for one work, or $20 per work if two or more are submitted, by check payable to Composers, Inc.

• If you want your materials returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope of appropriate size.

• Send one score per work, accompanied by, if available, a cassette or CD recording (MIDI realizations are acceptable). Scores must be bound or stapled. Do not send parts.

Composers, Inc. is not liable for accidental loss or damage to materials.

Entries must be postmarked by November 1, 2010. Do not send by registered mail or other service that requires the addressee’s signature. Winners will be announced in March, 2011.

Send entries to:

Composers, Inc.

Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award

PO Box 194552

San Francisco, CA 94119

For more information contact Composers, Inc. at (415) 512-0641 or visit

If you have any questions, please contact us at mail (at) composersinc (dot) org.

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