"So you want to be a composer? Now is your chance! High school students around North Carolina will compete for the opportunity to have their original musical composition premiered and recorded by the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, in the 1st ever Young Composers Competition! The winning composition will receive a public premiere in Greensboro on a GSYO concert, and will also be recorded by the Youth Orchestra and included on a 2015 CD recording release!
The competition is open to all North Carolina high school students 18 years of age and younger, and is targeted to professionally-focused young composers under the guidance of a professional composition teacher or mentor. All submissions, however, will be considered. For more information, visit http://www.gsyo.org/ and download the submission form.
The GSYO, directed by Nathaniel Beversluis, is an educational program of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and is designed for highly advanced players interested in performance of large-scale orchestral literature, connecting with local musical professionals, and making friends from around the state. This ensemble performs exciting orchestral works of all styles, including works by Prokofiev, Sibelius, Enescu, Wagner, Debussy, and Phillip Glass.
GSYO 2014 Young Composers Competition
Who: High school (age 18 and younger) composers from around North Carolina
What: 1st ever Young Composer’s Competition sponsored by the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra
When: Deadline for submission is October 15, 2014
More info: Visit http://www.gsyo.org/ for more information and to download the submission form, including instrumentation requirements, submission instructions and more."
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