Music Competitions

National Music Chair:
Dr. MJ Sunny Zank
Central Ohio Branch
Email: musichair@nlapw.org

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Announcing the 2018 Biennial Music Competition
in Des Moines, Iowa

 

ATTENTION NLAPW, Inc. COMPOSERS

Help us celebrate the 120th Anniversary of National League of American Pen Women, Inc. with your composition.

Entries will be considered for possible performances in 2018-19.  Possible performance venues include the 2018 Biennial plus individual Branch meetings throughout 2018-19.

In addition, The First Place Winning Composition will be published by Pen Woman Press.

Submissions must be received by February 16, 2018

See below for submission guidelines.

Works that specifically refer to the 120th Anniversary of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc are encouraged.

Guidelines for Music submissions:

1.    An original composition, written by an active  NLAPW  member in good standing.

2.   Ten minute maximum performance time.

3.   Entries can be for solo or small ensembles (up to five players) — Any instrumentation is acceptable.

Choreography can be for up to five dancers

4.   ACCEPTABLE SUBMISSION FORMATS (select the format appropriate for your composition)

  • Lead Sheet with melody, lyrics & chord symbols (Finale or Sibelius preferred)
  • Ensemble Score  (Finale or Sibelius preferred).
  • Choreography notation (DVD recording)

5.    INCLUDE WITH SUBMISSION

  • Two (2) copies of music notation (composers name only on one copy)
  • Two (2) recordings of composition (Video, CD or mp3)
  • Two (2) recordings by notation by currently accepted systems,
 film, videotapes, or digital recordings
  • $25 entry fee

Note: First Prize Winner of the 2016 Award must recuse herself from 2018 Competition.

Mail to:

Dr. MJ Sunny Zank
NLAPW Music Committee
202 E Montford Ave
Ada, OH 45810


Sample Music application for the NLAPW 2018 Biennial Music Competition. (Will be available in the Fall 2017 issue of The Pen Woman magazine.)

Name ________________________________________________________________

Branch ________________________________________________________________

Address__________________________________________________________

Phone __________________________________home

__________________________cell

City _______________________________ State _____________

Zip _____________

Email ________________________________________________________________

Entry:

___ Two (2) copies of music notation (composers name only on one copy)
___ Two (2) recordings of composition (Video, CD or mp3)
___ Two (2) recordings by notation by currently accepted systems,
 film,
videotapes, or digital recordings
___ $25 entry fee

Your signature indicates acceptance and compliance with rules and the understanding that all physical entries are submitted at your own risk.

Sign here: ____________________________________________________________

Send CD, entry fee and forms to:

Dr. Sunny Zank
National Music Chair
202 E Montford Ave
Ada, OH 45810