2013 Minnesota Varsity
Minnesota Varsity is a program that showcases Minnesota’s best young classical musicians. The program will accept submissions October 22, 2012 - January 9, 2013.
For the composition category, student composers (ages 14-18 and grades 9-12) are invited to submit an original score for flute, oboe, and clarinet, between 3 and 7 minutes in length.
"Everyone at Classical MPR is excited about discovering new musicians through our third annual Minnesota Varsity,” said Daniel Gilliam, Classical MPR program director. “We've seen our Varsity alumni be featured on NPR’s From the Top, win major competitions and study at some of the best music schools in the country. This year, we'll get a chance to see what young composers are doing, too."
Up to five composer entrants will be chosen by an ACF panel of judges for the Featured Round. Featured Round Composers will be invited to a workshop day with charter ACF member and composer Carol Barnett and will have their works performed by Mill City Winds and receive assistance in polishing their compositions and presenting them to an audience.
In March, Mill City Winds and the American Composers Forum will choose two Showcase Composers. The Showcase Composers’ works will be premiered at the Fitzgerald Theater on April 28, 201 as part of the live broadcast.
Submissions to Minnesota Varsity: All rules and information can be found at classicalmpr.org/varsity. Submissions will be accepted October 22, 2012-January 9, 2013.
Please check out our informational videos with advice on how to write for flute, oboe, and clarinet.