Monday, January 15, 2007

Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award

The University of Illinois School of Music presents

The 2006 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award


Any composer, regardless of age or nationality.


Cash award of $1000 and a performance by the University of Illinois New Music Ensemble in the fall of 2006 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Additional awards of $500 and $250 plus performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.


Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for one to ten performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for tape, electronics and/or mixed media with or without instruments/voices are eligible.


20 minutes maximum


One entry per composer

Entry fee:

A non-refundable entry fee of fifteen U.S. dollars ($15.00) in the form of a check must be included with each submission. All checks must be payable to the University of Illinois, and must either be an international money order or drawn on a U.S. bank.

Anonymous: Submission:

The composer's name must not appear on the score itself or on any item. (tape, CD, etc.) submitted as supplement to the application. A sealed envelope must accompany the score and contain the composer's name, address, telephone number/e-mail (if applicable) and a brief biographical sketch. If a recording of the work is available, it should accompany the score and be identified only by the title of the composition.

Return of Materials:

Scores will not be returned unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the proper size is enclosed.

A panel of judges consisting of University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning composition. The winning composer is expected to attend the award concert/reception and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide a stipend for lodging). The winning composer will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.

The deadline for the next competition is February 24, 2006 (postmark deadline)

Send submissions to:
2006 Martirano Composition Award
Attn: Zack Browning, Coordinator, Martirano Award
2136 Music Building
University of Illinois
1114 West Nevada
Urbana, IL 61801 USA