Words&Music, Inc. invites you to participate in a special composer’s competition with the aim of adding repertoire to the canon of chamber music for vocal quartet and piano.
Competition Judges: Jackson Berkey | Elizabeth Daniels | Libby Larsen
The focus of the composition is Emily Dickinson’s poem, “I Would Not Paint a Picture.”
1st Place: $750
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
Winning compositions will be presented in a series of interactive salon performances as well as at future Words&Music public concerts. Composers will receive a high quality recording for archival purposes.
This competition is open to all active composers. Settings of the Dickinson poem must be original and newly composed, and the text must be complete, unaltered, and unabridged. This poem is being used with permission by Harvard University Press for the purposes of this competition only. In the event that composers wish to publish their musical settings, a separate agreement between the composer and Harvard University Press will be required.
Full credit must be given to the title and author of the selected text as provided in the credit line below. Entry into the competition requires a completed application form, delivery of scores and all materials on time, and a US$25 application fee.
16 December, 2013 | Materials Due
1 March, 2014 | Winners announced
29 March, 2014 | Winning compositions to be premiered
J505/ F 348
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of Amherst College from THE POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON: VARIORUM EDITION, edited by Ralph W. Franklin, Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright © 1998 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Copyright © 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.