H.J. Heinz Company Audience of the Future Composition Contest
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra seeks scores for its H.J. Heinz Company Audience of the Future program. Over the course of the school year, the award-winning H.J. Heinz Company Audience of the Future program invites local high school students to plan and implement a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert. Students attend PSO rehearsals, determine program repertoire, promote the concert, sell tickets, work concert production, and create multimedia for program promotion and documentation. Students are coached by PSO staff members, and proceeds from the concert benefit the music programs of the participating schools. High school students will choose the winning piece to be performed on the final concert; however, more than one work may be selected.
Overall contest winner will receive $250 and have his/her piece performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the H.J. Heinz Company Audience of the Future concert on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Winner(s) are responsible for providing parts to the PSO. All applicants will be notified of their status, via e-mail, in March 2014.
- Under 6 minutes in duration (independent movements of a larger work permitted)
- Maximum instrumentation: 3333 4331 tmp+3 hp strings
- No concerti
- Please note: there is only one rehearsal available for this concert.
Please ensure that submitted work may be performed with one rehearsal shared with other repertoire. Submission packet should contain:
- Recording (MIDI acceptable, but live is preferred)
- One sample string part
- One sample wind part
- Full name, address, phone number, e-mail address
- If you would like your packet returned to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope - Sorry, we cannot accept packets submitted electronically
Entries must be received by Friday, November 29, 2013
Mail packets to: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Education and Community Engagement Department 600 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org