Jâca Emerging Composers Competition

Ages 16-30  |  Deadline 1/31/21

Multiple Winners with $1000 in Prizes & Publishing Deals

The Jâca Emerging Composers Competition is an initiative that commissions new works for the Clarinet and Guitar from emerging composers worldwide. Selected composers will work directly with Jâca in a collaborative process culminating in widespread exposure of their works.

Details: Limited to ages 16-30. Submit an original, unpublished work for Bb clarinet and guitar (music can be drawn from source material) with a theme relating to “culture”. Not restricted to the culture of any country, the work may explore the traditions, customs, values, ad lifestyles of any collection of people, including a blending of cultures.  We encourage composers to apply their personal cultural and musical experiences in a single or multi-movement work, 5-12 minutes in length.

Complete details on terms, rules & regulations contained in application.

Prizes: First prize winner awarded $1,000, with work published by Potenza Music, and a guaranteed future performance and recording of work by Jâca.  Second and Third prize includes recording of work by Jâca and possible publication contract with Potenza Music (at Potenza’s discretion).

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Application Fee: 
$25

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