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Call for Works: 3rd Hélianthe’s International Composition Contest (France)

Deadline: 1 Apr 2020 (W) Submission Fee: EUR10 Voting by the partners (classes and sponsors): 21 Jun 2020 – 1 Jul 2021

The Composers Society of Singapore (CSS) has received an email from the Hélianthe’s International composition Contest. This is a contest for composition of educational music works for saxophone.

The goal is this contest is to award pedagogical music pieces at most 4 minutes long which have to be linked to another type of art (free choice). This piece should be for alto saxophone which can be alone or accompanied by piano, percussion, theater, dance, video or audio file (4 channels max with stereo reduction mandatory). The composition (including accompaniment) should be playable by young musician from 1 to 6 years of practice, corresponding at ABRSM levels 1 to 5.

Composition(s) submission(s) deadline is 1 April 2020 (W). Registration fee is 10 € per composition.

A maximum of ten compositions will be selected to participate in the final. Four criteria are taken into account for the preselection: educational interest, link to another type of art, quality of writing and originality. These pieces will be sent to all partner classes (at least fifty) as well as to sponsors from June 21, 2020. Students, teachers and sponsors will then have until July 1, 2021 to elect their two favorite pieces. The pre-selection jury, made up of Hélianthe’s ensemble members joined by Alessandro Solbiati and Claude Georgel , will award the special Hélianthe’s prize, a novelty in this edition, intended to reward an aesthetically ambitious work. The three prizes are as follows:

  • First prize: Composition’s order of 1500€ and publication by Robert Martin editor.

  • Second prize: Composition’s order of 800€ and publication by Robert Martin editor.

  • Hélianthe special prize: Composition’s order of 800€ and publication by Robert Martin editor.

In addition, the finalists pieces will be offered an edition by our partner MDpublications.

More info can be found in these PDF documents:

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