Opportunity Details

American String Teachers Association

January 15  
The Merle J. Isaac Composition Contest exists to encourage the composition, publication, and performance of music of quality for the benefit of school orchestra programs. American String Teachers Association will jury original composition that is unpublished and suitable for full orchestra. The selected composer will receive a monetary prize.

http://www.astaweb.com/Public/Competitions_Festivals/Merle_J_Isaac_Composition_Contest/Public/Competitions___Festivals/Merle_J._Isaac_Composition_Contest.aspx?Competition=1&hkey=0910e042-334c-487d-8798-6a38e5b4df14
the junior division is open to student composers through the age of 18 by the entry deadline.  Students are invited to submit an original, unpublished composition that is suitable for a string or full orchestra at the elementary, middle/ junior high level.  Must have letter of recommendation from teacher who is a ASTA member.
application: http://www.astaweb.com/Content/NavigationMenu/Competitions/MerleIsaacCompositionContest/MerleJIsaac_jr_app_Dec09.pdf
 
the senior division is open to composers aged 19 and older by entry deadline.  Students are invited to submit an original, unpublished composition that is suitable for a string or full orchestra at the elementary, middle/ junior high or high school level.  senior level application:  http://www.astaweb.com/Content/NavigationMenu/Competitions/MerleIsaacCompositionContest/MerleJIsaac_sr_guidelines_Dec09.pdf
Contact the ASTA at the address below for more information.
 

January 15

American String Teachers Association
4155 Chain Bridge Rd
Fairfax VA 22030

703-279-2113

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