Wednesday, April 3, 2013

PARMA Recordings announces the 2013 PARMA Student Composer Competition

[Any future film composers out there? Received this announcement from PARMA Recordings:]

PARMA Recordings announces the 2013 PARMA Student Composer Competition

March 26, 2013
For Immediate Release

(Portsmouth NH) - PARMA Recordings is pleased to announce the 2013 PARMA Student Composer Competition, the second in a series of annual competitions for student composers.

Ten winners will be selected to have their work published in the 2013 PARMA Anthology Of Music, and one Grand Prize Winner will be selected to have their piece performed at the PARMA Music Festival (August 15-17, 2013 in Portsmouth NH).  All ensemble, rehearsal, and publicity costs will be completely subsidized by PARMA, and the performance will be included in all promotional materials for the Festival.

There is no fee for entry. The call for scores and full submission details will be distributed on March 29th, and submissions will be accepted from April 1st until April 30th. More information will be included in the official Call For Scores and on the PARMA website.

Last year's competition produced an outstanding response, with hundreds of students submitting works for consideration. The ten winners are featured in the 2012 PARMA Anthology of Music, and Grand Prize Winner Quinn Dizon's Awakening was recorded by Clayton Hoener, Peter Sulski, Ron Lowry, and Hannah Shields in August 2012 and is featured on the upcoming album PERCEPTIONS (Navona Records).

Competition Timeline
March 29, 2013 - Call for scores distributed
April 1, 2013 - Submission period opens
April 30, 2013 - Submission period closes
May 1 - June 15, 2013 - Judging period
June 28, 2013 - Winners announced

Competition Landing Page:
2012 PARMA Anthology of Music:
Quinn Dizon Recording Session:
PERCEPTIONS album page:
PARMA Music Festival:

PARMA Music Festival

The 2013 PARMA Music Festival will be held on August 15-17, 2013 in Portsmouth NH and features Grammy-winning clarinet virtuoso Richard Stoltzman, marimba soloist Mika Stoltzman, the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and the PARMA Orchestra with conductor John Page, and many more.  The Festival will also serve as the official host for the 2013 Region 1 Conference of the Society of Composers Incorporated (SCI), one of the largest composer-service organizations in the country.

Daytime and evening performances, listening parties, and panels will be held at multiple venues in Portsmouth over the three days, highlighted by a closing concert event at The Music Hall on Saturday, August 17 featuring the world premieres of "Elegy For Clarinet & Orchestra" (1949) by Lukas Foss with Richard Stoltzman and the PSO, and "Streams" (2010) by Martin Schlumpf with David Taylor, Matthias Müller, and the PARMA Orchestra.  Both orchestras will be conducted by Mr. Page.

About PARMA Recordings

PARMA Recordings is a New England-based music company specializing in orchestral, chamber, choral, and commercial recording as well as distribution, product design, strategic marketing, and licensing/publishing. Our work spans classical, jazz, rock, experimental, and more, and features artists such as Grammy-winner Richard Stoltzman, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lewis Spratlan, Pete Townshend of The Who, renowned percussionist Steve Gadd, and former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow among others.

PARMA's music has been featured in projects and programming from CBS, ABC, Fox, PBS, C-SPAN, National Geographic, A&E, Showtime, Microsoft, and numerous other media outlets, and we are dedicated to creating the highest quality music and presenting it in unique, innovative, and engaging recorded and live formats.