Oriens Composition Competition 2024

Mission statement:
Encouraging composers worldwide to infuse their creations with the rich tapestry of Asian cultural elements, our competition celebrates diversity, innovation, and artistic fusion in the chamber music genre.

Age groups: 

  1. Under 18
  2. Ages 18 to 25

Categories:

  1. Original work with Asian elements
  2. Arrangement using existing Asian melodies

Instrumentation: 
Piano trio (piano, violin, and cello) or String Quartet (violins, viola, and cello)

Submission deadline: September 1, 2024

Award announced: October 1, 2024

Awards: 

  1. $600 cash award for winner per category of ages 18-25; $400 for winner per category under 18.
  2. Trio Oriens will premiere the winning compositions in Houston in Fall 2024~Spring 2025. (Composers are not required to attend the performance.)
  3. Trio Oriens will publish a purchasing link for all these award-winning pieces. (Trio Oriens will only publicize purchasing links provided by the composers, and will not financially benefit from purchases.)

Consent Rights: 

  1. Composers hold the copyright of their compositions.
  2. Consent of use for names, photos, bios, and composition contents of participating composers are required for competition process.
  3. Award-winning compositions must include the acknowledgement of winning the Oriens Composition Competition 2024 when printed and performed. For example:
    This work has won the 1st Prize at the Oriens Composition Competition in 2024.
  4. Trio Oriens has the right to use the award-winning composition or the audio-visual products for non-commercial purposes.

Submission guideline: 

  1. Please submit a clear pdf file of your original composition or arrangement with performing time 6 to 10 minutes. Please do not put your name or identity on your composition.  We will number the works for the judge to review to keep the fairness of the judging process.
    • Submitted works may be previously performed, but may not have been previously awarded.
  2. Submit a mp3 of the live performance (preferred) or midi of your composition
  3. Your portrait photo in color, contact information, a digital copy of an ID or passport with your date of birth.
  4. Biography (300 words max in English)
  5. A short description about the Asian elements in your composition in English (200 words max in English)
  6. Submission fee: $25 USD with credit card (Composers with financial need can contact us at triooriens@gmail.com with more detail to waive the registration fee. If the applicant is a dependent in the US, the parents can provide their 2023 tax return form.)

Click here to begin submitting your composition

Competition Chair: Professor Shih-Hui Chen