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2024 EARplay
Vibrant Shores Composers

Deadline: June 30, 2024 at 11:59PM PDT

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Applications are now open!

Earplay is excited to invite submissions for our third annual Vibrant Shores Prize from composers identifying as people of color. The Vibrant Shores Prize includes a $1,000 cash prize, a performance, and live recording of the winning competition.

The winning composition will be announced in August. There is no application fee.


Please read these guidelines before submitting:

  • You are limited to submitting one work.

  • You must identify as a person of color.

  • You must be a resident of the United States.

  • You should submit a piece no longer than 10 minutes in duration. 7-9 minutes is preferred.

  • Your piece should be scored for 2-6 from Earplay's core ensemble: flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano

  • Your piece must have been written within the last 10 years.

  • In order for all applications to be judged anonymously, you must remove your name and any other identifying marks from your score and recording.

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