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Mivos/Kanter String Quartet Composition Prize
Mivos Quartet is pleased to announce the tenth annual Mivos/Kanter String Quartet Composition Prize. The competition is designed to promote works of talented emerging composers currently residing in the United States. Its winner will receive a $650 cash prize, and a performance of the submitted piece in New York during Mivos Quartet’s 2020-21 season. The Mivos/Kanter Prize is made possible through the generous support of Carl Kanter.
Eligibility: Eligible composers are those currently residing in the United States who are in the early to middle stages of developing an international career and for whom this prize would represent a significant career opportunity.
Application Fee: $0 FREE.
How to apply: Applications will only be accepted via email to email@example.com.
Composers must include the following materials as email attachments:
• Cover letter (PDF or MS Word format) that includes applicant’s name, address, phone number, and email, plus the title, duration, and year of the composition entered.
• Artistic resumé or CV
• Full score (PDF format only, do not include parts): composer’s name should not be on the score, as scores will be reviewed anonymously.
It is strongly encouraged that composers also include these additional materials in their application:
• Audio recording of the piece (MP3 preferable, though MIDI rendering is acceptable)
• Program notes
Compositions must be scored for two violins, viola, and cello, and may include electronics, amplification, and/or multimedia. Works may not exceed 30 minutes in length.
Submissions must be time-stamped by July 15, 2020, 11:59pm EST.
The competition will consist of two rounds. Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of application fee and materials. A maximum of ten finalists will be notified via email by September 1, 2020. The winner will be announced on October 1, 2020.
Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org