Fwd: 2nd annual high school composers electronic music contest

Subject: Fwd: 2nd annual high school composers electronic music contest
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Mon Jan 24 2005 - 23:33:48 EST

>Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 17:46:32 -0500
>From: Dennis Miller <dhmiller@COMCAST.NET>
>Subject: 2nd annual high school composers electronic music contest
>Dear colleagues. I would appreciate any assistance you might offer
>in helping us spread the word on this competition. Full details are
><http://www.musictech.neu.edu/compcontest.html>http://www.musictech.neu.edu/compcontest.html Thanks
>very much in advance.
>Best, Dennis
>Electronic Music Composers Competition for High School Students in
>the Northeast
>The Music Technology program of the Music Department, Northeastern
>University, Boston is pleased to announce an electronic-music
>composition contest for high school composers from the Northeast.
>The first prize will be a cash award of $250 and a performance of
>the winning work on a public concert at Northeastern in Boston in
>Spring, 2005. The second place winner will receive an award of $100
>and a public performance of their work. Both winners will also
>receive a free copy of Cakewalk's Sonar 4 Producer Edition and
>Garritan's Personal Orchestra sample library. The music departments
>of both winners will also receive a copy of both programs.
>Additional awards will be given at the judges' discretion.
>Contest Rules
>1. Applicants must be full-time students in an accredited high
>school, grades 9 - 12, in one of the following states: Connecticut,
>Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey,
>Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or Vermont.
>2 . Works must be at least 3 minutes in length but no more than 10
>minutes in length.
>3 . Works must be submitted on an audio CD, which should be labeled
>with the composer's name and contact info (email and telephone).
>4 . Applicants must be the sole creators of work.
>5 . Works must use either computer-generated or computer-processed
>sound as a major component or consist of sound created on an
>electronic musical instrument such as a synthesizer or sampler.
>Works that combine acoustic instruments and electronic or computer
>sound are acceptable.
>7. Works performed entirely by acoustic instruments that are mixed
>on a computer are not allowed.
>8. Loop-based works are not encouraged, but will be considered.
>9. Any application that does not meet these guidelines will not be considered.
>On a separate piece of paper, applicants must type the following
>information and submit it with their entry:
>1. First name
>2. Last name
>3. Address
>4. City
>5. State
>6. Phone
>7. Email
>8. Name of school and city it is in
>9. Year of graduation
>10. Name of composition
>11. Length of composition
>12. Date composition completed
>13. Hardware/software used
>Deadline for receipt of works is March 25, 2005.
>Do not send an original copy - only send a duplicate of the work.
>CDs will not be returned. Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard
>if you wish to be notified that your work has been received.
>Submit an audio CD of the composition and the requested information to:
>Composition Contest
>Department of Music
>Northeastern University 351 RY
>Boston, MA 02115
>(617 373-2440)
>For further information, contact Prof. Dennis Miller
><mailto:de.miller@neu.edu>de.miller@neu.edu (please do not email
>your composition as an attachment--you must mail it on a CD)
>Congratulations 2004 winners
>Henry Buck and Ryan Blanchard!

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