ASTA Composition Competition
ANNUAL MA-ASTA COMPOSITION COMPETITION
The Massachusetts chapter of the American String Teachers Association (MA-ASTA) is pleased to announce the 1st Annual MA-ASTA Composition Contest. The contest will run on a 6 year cycle, rotating between violin, viola, cello, bass, harp and guitar.
Open to composers of any age residing in MA.
Previous winners of a MA-ASTA Composition Competition must wait two full years before entering again.
1. The work must not have won any other competitions, and must not be published.
2. The submitted work must feature the specified instrument for that year – 2013 is violin. The work may be unaccompanied or with piano.
3. The work may be up to 4 minutes in duration.
4. The work should be submitted anonymously, with an envelope attached containing the name of the work and the composer's name, address, telephone number and email address.
5. Completed scores/parts (2 copies) and an entry fee of $20.00 are due by January 15, 2013. Checks should be made payable to MA-ASTA and mailed along with scores to the address below.
1. Cash award of $500.
2. The winning work will be the required repertoire piece for the bi-annual (even years) MA-ASTA Solo Competition, senior division. The winning work will be used in subsequent rounds of the solo competition, at the discretion of MA-ASTA or until a new winner is selected for that instrument.
3. The winning work will be performed on MA-ASTA State Solo Competition winners concert.
4. The composer retains the copyright to the work, which will be available as a download from the MA-ASTA website for a nominal fee of $2.00. 50% of the proceeds from the downloads will be paid to the composer. MA-ASTA will retain the rights to sell the work for as long as the work is required repertoire for the MA-ASTA State Solo Competition, (no longer than three cycles of the competition). At the end of that period, the composer may elect to continue making the work available through the MA-ASTA website under the same arrangement.
The winning work will be announced in March, 2013.
A second prize and honorable mention will also be awarded, and those pieces may be made available through the MA-ASTA website under the same arrangement as the winning work, at the discretion of MA-ASTA.
1. The winning composer agrees to ensure MA-ASTA is acknowledged through the use of the following language (“credit”) in the manner described below:
Winner of the 2013 MA-ASTA
2. Required Uses of Credit:
(I) Work: Composer shall use the Credit on the original manuscript of and all other copies of the Work
(ii) Promotional Materials: Composer shall ensure the Credit prominently and permanently appears on any and all publicly distributed materials, whether in hard copy, electronic form, or as part of any live announcements and broadcasts referring to the Work.
Entries are to be sent to:
Sharan Leventhal, President, MA-ASTA
3 Newbury Terrace
Newton, MA 02459