Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have canceled the Composition Contest. Thank you to those who have submitted to the contest. We do hope that we can try this again for our 2021 season.
Calling all composers!! Litha Symphony Orchestra is proud to present our first annual Composition Contest! This year, we are looking to feature a world premiere piece for strings in our "Brahms" concert on July 18th, 2020. The piece should be approximately 10 minutes in length and may include piano, and/or light percussion. The style and subject of the piece is entirely up to you!
The composer of the winning composition will receive a cash prize of $200, have their piece performed by Litha Symphony on July 18th, 2020, and receive two VIP tickets to the premiere.
Once chosen, the winning composer must provide a printed and bound score and a digital set of parts no later than July 1st, 2020.
To submit a piece please fill out the form to the right and upload a PDF of the full score, MIDI/audio file, and brief biography. If you would like to mail in your entry, please send a printed score along with a brief biography, written description of your piece, and a CD/flash drive with an audio sample of your work (optional) to:
All entries must be submitted/postmarked by Wednesday, May 20th, 2020. Mailed entries will not be returned. Submissions will be carefully reviewed by a select committee comprised of members of the Litha Symphony Board of Directors as well as independent third-party judges. The winning composer will be notified via email on or before Monday, June 1st, 2020. If the winner fails to respond within seven (7) days of notification, we reserve the right to disqualify the entrant and chose a new winner. Litha Symphony reserves the right to not choose a winner for this contest.