Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Community College Student Opportunity

The Jack Stone Award for New Music will be awarded to one student who is currently enrolled full time at a community college within the United States. No age or citizenship restrictions apply. The recipient will receive $150, the second place winner will receive $100, and the runner up will receive $50. In addition, all three selected composers, if they are coming from within the contiguous United States, will be flown to San Antonio, TX to attend a performance of their pieces by a professional ensemble featuring oboist Amari Pepper Barash in the Palmetto Center for the Arts on the Northwest Vista College campus and to receive their awards in person.

Pieces must be less than 10 minutes in duration and may be for oboe, or oboe with cello and/or percussion. The percussion instruments available include marimba, xylophone, timpani, drum kit, hand percussion, and snare drum.

Submissions must be received by March 4, 2013 (note: this is not a postmark deadline) and must include a legible score and parts, a short bio, and proof of enrollment. Recordings (including MIDI realizations) are strongly recommended. Submissions may be sent via mail to the address below or may be sent in PDF format to the following email:

Beth May

Northwest Vista College

3535 N. Ellison Dr.

San Antonio, TX 78201