Young Composer Competition
The invention of social media connected people across continents and made communication accessible in a matter of seconds. Since then, it has served as one of the world’s most active personal, cultural, and political platforms, shaping the way we think, communicate, and react.
Verdigris Ensemble announces its 2nd annual ION composer competition, which strives to identify and support creative DFW students and residents through the art of choral music. Beginning July 31, 2019, Verdigris will be accepting choral music submissions exploring the theme of the role of social media in modern society. Three $500 awards will be awarded to 1 high school, college, and post-graduate composer who currently resides in the Greater DFW area. Submission closing date is March 31st. Winning pieces will be considered for performance in Verdigris Ensemble's Fall 2020 concert series. Media coverage, publication, and professional recordings will be considered for winning compositions. A submission fee of $10.00 will be assessed for each entry, with an additional $5.00 per entry (maximum of 3). Scholarship applications for entry fees are available on the submission form.