Interlochen Arts Camp is reaching out to young composers with a new fanfare competition. The winning entry in the inaugural fanfare competition at Interlochen Arts Camp will be performed and recorded by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra or the World Youth Wind Symphony, and the winning composer will be flown in to witness the performance in person.
The contest is open to students who are U.S. residents and currently enrolled in any grade 9-12. The deadline is March 1, 2013. Students can submit their entry (1-2 minutes in length) through Interlochen’s online portfolio portal. “We want to create a new platform for young composers,” explained Kedrik Merwin, director of music programs at Interlochen Center for the Arts. “There are young composers out there who are doing amazing work, but they have few opportunities to share it. The Interlochen Fanfare Competition will give them a chance to hear their work performed by an ensemble of their peers in front of an appreciative Interlochen audience.”
More information including complete contest rules and instrumention guidelines can be found here.