AMES - The Department of Music of Iowa State University announces the Carillon Composition Competition 2013. The competition is a part of the Carillon Festival to be held on September 21, 2013. The purpose of the competition is to encourage the writing of original carillon compositions by young composers under age 35.
The submitted work shall be an original composition for four-octave carillon (c0 to c4) with a two-octave pedal board. The composition may be a solo, a duet for one carillon or a work for carillon with one or more other instruments or chorus.
The prizewinner will be awarded USD 500 in cash. The winning composition will also be premiered during the Carillon Festival. Upon acceptance of the award, it is understood that the rights for the premiere performance will be granted by the composer to the ISU Carillon Festival.
The submitted composition must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2013 and sent to: Carillon Composition Competition 2013, Iowa State University, Music Department, 149 Music Hall, Ames IA 50011, USA.
More information can be found on the website of the university: [www.music.iastate.edu/carillon]. It is also possible to contact university carillonneur Tin-shi Tam by phone +1 (515) 294 29 11 or e-mail .