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Below please find the guidelines and the link for the online submission of scores to the 2015 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award. Please include this in your list of opportunities for composers.
Thanks for your help in promoting this award.

Zack Browning

The University of Illinois School of Music and Global Crossroads Living-Learning Community present:

The 2015 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award

Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.

Awards: First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the University of Illinois Modern Ensemble in September of 2015 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.

Judges: A panel of judges consisting of international composers and University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning compositions. The winning composers are expected to attend the award concert and reception, and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide lodging). The winning composers will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.


1. Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for one to fifteen performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for electronics and/or mixed media (including video), with or without instruments and voices, are eligible.
2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum
3. Limit: One entry per composer
4. Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of twenty US dollars (20.00 USD) is paid online at the time of submission. All major credit cards are accepted.
5. Anonymous Submission: The composer’s name must not appear on the score or in any accompanying materials submitted online.

Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).

For more information and to submit scores go to:

Zack Browning
Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois
Director, Martirano Award

School of Music
2136 Music Building
1114 West Nevada
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801
phone: 217-244-2686
fax: 217-244-4585

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