UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 4X4 PRIZES FOR COMPOSERS AND CONDUCTORS The second 4X4 competition will take place in Norman, OK on February 5-7, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 4X4 PRIZES FOR COMPOSERS AND CONDUCTORS
The second 4X4 competition will take place in Norman, OK on February 5-7, 2016. The contest is open to composers and conductors currently enrolled in a college or university degree program or who are studying with a recognized professional composer or conductor. The first prize and runner-up compositions will be conducted by, respectively, the first prize and runner-up conductors in a concert of the OU Symphony on Feb. 7, 2016. The first prize winners in both categories will receive a $4,000 prize, while the runner-ups in both categories will receive a $1,000 prize. Composers should submit compositions of up to 15 minutes in length, written since Jan. 1, 2009 for an orchestra not to exceed 2/2/2/2-4/2/3/1-timpani + 2/piano/harp-strings. Scores must be accompanied by MIDI realizations, and composers’ names should not appear on entry materials. Performance materials must be supplied by each finalist upon request. Conductors should submit recent video files not to exceed 25 minutes, containing concert-level performances with a standard orchestral ensemble. Conductors’ names should not appear on the video file. A PDF of a current transcript indicating the conductor’s degree program, or a letter in PDF from the applicant’s teacher, must be included with the application. An entrance fee of $20 is required of all contestants, submitted to market.ou.edu (https://market.ou.edu/C20233.STOREID=15). All submissions must be submitted with the online entry form (/entry-form/). The deadline for submissions is Oct. 2, 2015. Finalists will be chosen by Oct. 30, 2015. Performance materials including scores must be ready by Nov. 20, 2015. Finalist conductors will receive the four finalist compositions by Dec. 11,2015.Finalists will be responsible for travel, accommodations and meals. The U. of Oklahoma will provide a list of hotels with reduced rates. For additional information please contact Jonathan Shames by e-mail at <jshames@ou.edu>.


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