The Victoria Symphony is now accepting applications for the 2018/19 Hugh Davidson Composer Readings
ELIGIBILITY & GUIDELINES
Applicants must be a resident of British Columbia, Canada. Applicants who are from British Columbia but currently study outside of the province are eligible to apply. If such an applicant is successful, the cost of travel and accommodation is at their own expense. There are no age restrictions.
Each composer may submit only one composition for consideration. Works that have been professionally performed are not eligible. Works previously submitted to the VS for consideration may be resubmitted. Compositions must be less than twelve minutes in length. A portion or movement from a longer work may also be considered.
Works must be scored for a maximum instrumentation of:
Woodwinds: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
Brass: 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass), 1 tuba
Percussion: Timpani (1 player) + 1 player
Strings: violin I, violin II, viola, cello, double bass
String count: 6, 5, 4, 4, 2
Additional players can be provided at the expense of the composer. Piano costs may include rental and tuning fees. Wind doublings and extra players are possible, but costs incurred will be paid by the selected composer. Works with soloists will be considered. In the case of vocal soloists, piano, guitar, etc. the soloist will be provided by the composer without cost to the Victoria Symphony.
Works employing electronics, MIDI and digital technology will be considered. The orchestra, however, may not be amplified. Any and all electronics must be provided by the composer without cost to the Victoria Symphony.
All successful composers must be prepared to provide professional, legible orchestral parts and conductor score prepared according to guidelines established by the Canadian Music Centre. Parts and scores must be double-sided, bound (book format) and string parts bowed. These materials must be delivered to the VS office no later than Feb. 15, 2019
The quality of the score submitted is the primary evaluation criteria. It is therefore in the applicant’s best interest that the score be clear, accurate, and the best representation of the composer’s work. Incomplete, illegible, or late applications will not be considered.
For successful applicants that have their pieces performed, there is a $100 charge for an archival CD. Please make cheque payable to the: Victoria Symphony Players Association (VSPA)
Successful applicants will be contacted by Feb. 1, 2019
A complete submission must include the following:
- Cover page
- Two copies of the score, clearly labeled with the composer’s name and title of the work on
- A current resume
Applications should be submitted no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to:
Victoria Symphony, 610-620 View St., Victoria, BC V8W 1J6
In addition, please forward your resume and a digital copy of the score to: [email protected]
Contact Emily Boon [email protected] with any questions.