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Manchester invites high school students to submit compositions

The Manchester University Department of Music seeks high school composers for its first Composition Workshop and Reading Session on Wednesday, April 8.

They are invited to submit original compositions to be performed and recorded by Manchester University faculty musicians. The deadline is March 23.

“This is an opportunity for young composers to submit their work to be included in the workshop,” said Associate Professor Tim Reed, department chair. “It will include a reading session in which music faculty performers will read the compositions and work with the composers.”

Each selected composer will receive an audio recording of their work.

The instrumentation for this year’s session is flute, violin, cello, saxophone and piano. Composers may submit work for any combination of these instruments, including solo, duet, trio, quartet or the entire group.

Arrangements of existing works will be considered, with priority given to original compositions.

Send submissions to Reed at Submissions should include a score (PDF or Finale file); contact information with name, phone number and mailing address; and name of high school currently attending.

There is no fee to submit.

Selected composers will be contacted with details about the evening event via email.

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January 2020