The Accompanists’ Guild of SA offers student and emerging professional composers between the ages of 17 and 26 the opportunity to compose a work to be included in their 2016 Festival … PIANO IN CHAMBER MUSIC!

1. Award Details: One composition will be selected for inclusion in the Accompanists’ Festival Elder Hall Recital on Sunday July 31 at 2.30pm by The Endeavour Trio: Stephen Emmerson – piano, Paul Dean – clarinet and Trish O’Brien – cello.

2. Award value: $500 PLUS the opportunity to compose for a professional ensemble of performers all of whom support the performance of new music PLUS the opportunity to compose a work for the chamber music combination of piano/clarinet and cello.

3. Applicants: South Australian resident student and emerging professional composers between the ages of 17 & 27 on March 1st, 2016.

4. Instrumentation: piano, clarinet (Bb or A only) and cello – may include extended techniques but no piano preparation.

5. Length: 6 to no more than 8 minutes.

6. Application: Written Intention to Participate due Monday April 18. Email Word document to: The Convenor, 2016 Accompanists’ Festival Guild and include:

• proof of age

• proof of South Australian residency

• your contact details: address, phone numbers, email address

• a short biography (150 words) indicating current study (if applicable) and composition      achievements

• Include the statement: “In making this application, I agree to abide by the Award Details stated in the Accompanists’ Guild Composition Award 2016”.

7. Score Submission: due date Friday June 3. Forward in PDF format, clearly marked with applicant’s name, to the Convenor, 2016 Accompanists’ Festival:

• full score ( for pianist)

• parts ( for clarinet & cello)

8. Selection Process:

• By Monday June 13 – up to four entries to be selected by an appropriate panel arranged by the Guild and forwarded to the Endeavour Trio Members.

• By Monday June 27 – the Endeavour Trio Members will select ONE composition to include in the recital – the winning composer will be notified by the Convenor as soon as possible after this date.

9. Rehearsal: the new work will be rehearsed by the Trio before arriving in Adelaide on July 29, during the Accompanists’ Conference and on July 30 and prior to performance on July 31. Despite the virtuosity of the three performers, applicants should keep in mind the limited rehearsal time.

10. Performance: Recital on Sunday July 31 at 2.30 in Elder Hall.

11. The selection of the winning composition is final and no correspondence shall be entered into with any entrant or with any other person.

12. The Guild has the right to withhold the Composition Award should the selection panel/performers decide no composition is appropriate. By entering this competition applicants must agree in writing in their application to all Award Details outlined above.

The Accompanists’ Guild reserves the right to alter dates, venues or personnel as necessary.


Diana Harris OAM Founder, Accompanists’ Guild of SA Inc

Convenor, 2016 Festival of Accompanists: