2016–2017 OSSCS Composer Competition

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers are pleased to announce the 2016–2017 Composer Competition. We are excited to welcome submissions from composers of all ages, seeking new works for orchestra, chorus, and orchestra & chorus. One winner will be selected for a world-premiere performance on our May 21, 2017, subscription concert. The winner is encouraged to attend any and all rehearsals and will receive a professionally edited recording of the performance.

Application Process

or by mailing a check (payable to OSSCS) to:

Composer Competition
Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers
PO Box 15825
SEATTLE WA 98115

by January 20, 2017.

Important Dates

Required Materials

Eligibility & Guidelines

Available Instrumentation

Strings:
8 Violin I
8 Violin II
6 Violas
6 Cellos
3 Basses

Woodwinds:
3 Flutes [1.2.3/picc]
3 Oboes [1.2.3/EH]
3 Clarinets [1.2.3/bcl]
3 Bassoon [1.2.3/contra]

Brass:
4 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass)
1 Tuba

Keyboard:
2 players available (one piano and one organ)

Percussion:
Timpani
3 Percussionists†

†Percussion instrumentation is limited to the following:
Snare drum
Triangle
Tambourine
Glockenspiel
Crotales
Bell tree
Claves
Castanets
Sandpaper blocks
Woodblocks (2)
Pedal bass drum
Cymbals
Suspended cymbal
Sizzle cymbal
High hat
Vibraphone
Xylophone
Chimes

Chorus
10 sopranos
10 altos
10 tenors
10 basses
Languages allowed: English, Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish

‡Each voice classification may be divided into soprano 1 & 2, etc. for a total of eight parts.

Questions?

Please direct any questions to: composer@osscs.org