Musical Composition Competition “Grazia Deledda”


Submission period

Mon Mar 7 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Sat Apr 30 at 09:59PM UTC

Results date

Thu Jun 30 at 04PM UTC


For composers under 35 years of age
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Civic Music School of the Municipality of Nuoro, and of the 150th anniversary of writer Grazia Deledda’s birth - born in Nuoro and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926 - the Civic School of Music announces the first Musical Composition Competition “Grazia Deledda”.

The competition is divided into five sections:
sec. A: Choral music (Choir with 4 mixed voices from 4 (SATB) to 8 (SSAATTBB) maximum.
The composition is intended for a good amateur choir.
sec. B: Modern music: pop-rock formation: vocals, 1 or 2 guitars, bass, keyboards and drums (a minimum of three elements must be used among those indicated).
sec. C: Contemporary music (Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Piano and Vibraphone).
sec. D: Chamber orchestra (4 first violins, 4 second violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass, flute, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns and piano).
sec. E: Popular music (diatonic accordion, percussion, guitar and vocals).
For sections C, D and E, the specified instrumentation may also be used partially.

The competition is reserved for composers who have not reached the age of thirty-five at the date of publication of this announcement.

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