Heckscher Foundation-Ithaca College Composition Prize
The Ithaca College School of Music 2013 Heckscher Composition Prize.
The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce the 2013 Heckscher International Composition Prize. This year the competition is for the best electroacoustic work, submitted by a composer of any age or nationality, for one or two instruments with electronics. Instruments must be found in conventional orchestra and band instrumentation. The electronic component must be pre-recorded and performable from CD or laptop (no “live” or interactive electronics). The work’s duration must be between 9 and 20 minutes.
The composer of the winning work will receive $2,000 and is expected to attend the award performance at Ithaca College in the spring of 2014. $500 will be provided toward travel, and accommodations and meals will be provided while in Ithaca. There is no application fee.
Submission deadline is July 1, 2013. The winning work will be announced on the Ithaca College Heckscher Competition website by October 15, 2013.
Submission must be anonymous. Score and recording must show the title of the work only. Should any part of the composer’s name be legible on the score or recording, the entry will be disqualified.
For submitting materials electronically, please send an e-mail to Dr. Jorge Grossmann at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Heckscher E-submission” on the subject line. Leave the body of the e-mail blank. You will then receive an e-mail with instructions and a link where to upload your materials.
Your submission must consist of three items:
1. Score in pdf format
2. Recording in mp3 format
3. Word or simple text file named with the same title of the musical work and containing the composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
Please note that the only acceptable formats for electronic submission are: pdf for scores and mp3 for audio files. Audio files may be a live or studio recording of the work or a MIDI realization.
If sending hard copy, please send:
1. Bound score
2. Recording (audio CD only)
3. Sealed envelope containing the composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (Write only the title of the musical work on the envelope.)
Dr. Jorge Grossmann
School of Music
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
For return of materials, a SASE must be included.
The Ithaca College School of Music 2012 Heckscher Composition Prize
The winning piece of the 2012 Ithaca College Heckscher Composition Prize is Sonata for flute and piano by John Orfe. This piece will be performed at the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble's Spring 2013 concert on April 15, 2013.