The Uncommon Music Festival
2018 Composer Competition

Accepting Applications January 16, 2018 - March 1, 2018

The Uncommon Music Festival is seeking submissions of new compositions for its 2018 Festival in Sitka Alaska. Compositions must fit the following criteria:

  • Scored for SATB vocal quartet with optional piano accompaniment
  • 3-5 minutes in length
  • English text
  • The composition must not have received a public performance prior to the Festival

The composition can set any text, as long as that text is in English and used with permission. It may deal with any subject matter.

The winner will receive a live performance of the composition, a high-quality audio/visual recording, and a $200 cash prize.

Note that the Festival reserves the right to freely distribute any recordings of the composition through physical or online media. Royalties from paid distribution will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • A PDF of the score
  • An MP3 rendering (audio created by notation software is fine)

Applicants will be notified of the decision by March 31, 2018