IAWM Search for New Music Competition 2006 Fwd:

Subject: IAWM Search for New Music Competition 2006 Fwd:
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Tue Nov 08 2005 - 20:38:40 EST

Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 10:45:23 -0800
From: Mary Lou Newmark <mln@GREENANGELMUSIC.COM>
Subject: IAWM Search for New Music Competition 2006

The Search for New Music Committee is pleased to announce the
guidelines for the 2006 Composition Competition for women composers.
There are two new award categories, the New Genre prize and the
PatsyLu Prize. Details for each award and submission instructions
are below. The deadline is January 31, 2006. Each prize category
has its own monetary award. Good Luck!

Mary Lou Newmark
IAWM Awards Committee Chair

The International Alliance for Women in Music
25th IAWM (2006) Search for New Music by Women Composers

Theodore Front Prize
(for women - minimum age 22)
Chamber and orchestral works
Sponsored by Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.

Miriam Gideon Prize
(for women - minimum age 50)
Works for solo voice and 1 to 5 instruments

Libby Larsen Prize
(for women currently enrolled in school)
Works for any medium

New Genre Prize
For innovation in form or style, including improvisation, multimedia,
use of non-traditional notation. If no score is used, a description
of the work and its structure must accompany the audio CD or DVD.

Pauline Oliveros Prize
Works for electro-acoustic media

PatsyLu Prize
(for women of color and/or lesbians)
Works for any medium

Judith Lang Zaimont Prize
(for women in or out of school, age 30 and up,
whose music has not yet been recorded or published)
Extended instrumental compositions:
large solo or chamber works

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Prize
(for women 21 and under)
Works for any medium

Competition Guidelines:
1. Contestants must be IAWM members or must join at the time of
entry ($45.00 individual; $25 student; $30 senior‹over 65). If you
wish to join, please send your check, made payable to IAWM, to Susan
Lackman, IAWM Membership Director, 2126 Mohawk Trail, Maitland, FL
32751-3943. (Do NOT send your new membership check along with your
score submission.)

2. A composer may submit only one piece in any given year in her
chosen category. Winners of previous SNM Awards cannot apply for two
years subsequent to their award (this includes winners of the 2004
and 2005 competitions).

3. The work submitted must be unpublished by a major publishing
house and must have won no prior awards at the time of entry in the
competition. For the Zaimont award, the work must also have no plans
to be professionally recorded when it is submitted.

4. Please send two copies of the score (not the original) and
two recordings (CD or cassette tape), if available. If the work does
not have a traditional score, it is acceptable to submit a recording
or video documentation of the work with an explanation of structure,
parameters, participantsą roles, and any other considerations the
composer deems notable. Please contact the Chair of the Search for
New Music for questions. Materials must be sent complete and must be
RECEIVED by the deadline. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.

5. Submissions are anonymous. Please do not put your name on
either score or recording. Submissions with names on them will be
automatically disqualified. All works should be identified by title
and a pseudonym (which the composer chooses) and the appropriate
identifying code. Please write the identifying code on the outside of
the mailing envelope as well.

        Front = TF
        Gideon = G
        Larsen = LL
        New Genre = NG
        Oliveros = PO
        PatsyLu = PL
        Zaimont = JLZ
        Zwilich = ETZ
6. On a separate piece of paper, please write the following:
your pseudonym; the title of the submitted work; your name, address
and phone number; email address; a short 75-word biography, and your
birth date, if you wish to be considered for the Front, Gideon,
Zaimont or Zwilich Prizes. For the Student Composer Prize please
include a statement from your composition teacher verifying your
student status or a copy of your course registration. Please write
the identifying code on the outside of the mailing envelope.

7. Place the paper and verification statement in a sealed
envelope and write your pseudonym on the outside. Enclose the
envelope with your score.

8. If you wish your materials to be returned, please include a
self-addressed, stamped envelope, with sufficient postage. All scores
and recordings with no or with insufficient return postage will be
deposited in the IAWM archives at California State University,

9. IAWM reserves the right to withhold an award, should the
judging panel so recommend.

10. Receipt of Materials Deadline: January 31, 2006
        Winners will be notified by April 3, 2006.

11. Mail entries to:
        Mary Lou Newmark, IAWM Search for New Music
        Green Angel Music
        P.O. Box 293
        Pacific Palisades, CA 90272-0293
        Questions should be directed to her at: mln@greenangelmusic.com

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