Deadline for submissions: Friday 24th November 2017
Back by popular demand, and with support from EPTA UK, Colchester based pianist Dylan Christopher is looking for new and exciting contemporary music for piano students to perform and aid them in their learning.
Pieces composed for the project that meet the composition brief will be performed in a collaborative concert hosted by EPTA UK in June 2018 by students of EPTA UK Teachers. Recordings of the music will also be made available online after the event. The selected pieces will be used as teaching and performance resources for aspirant musicians wanting to learn contemporary piano music, written by living composers.
Works must be written for aspirant pianists (ABRSM grades 1-5), solo or duet (one piano four hands), playable on an ordinary domestic piano with no modifications, not exceeding 5 minutes or 120 bars in length.
This call is open to composers working, living or studying in the UK; we need to limit eligibility to avoid being swamped by submissions, since thousands of composers write easy piano music!
Entry fee is £3 for one, £5 for two or £7 for three pieces, or free for CNM members, students and under 25s (note: proof of age/studentship will be required).
The full composition brief is available here. Composers are advised to read this and follow the guidelines carefully.
Works should be submitted as PDF attachments by e-mail, accompanied by the application form below, programme note, biog and appraisal. See the composition brief for full submission details.