New Jersey Symphony Orchestra & Department of Music at Princeton

2022 New Jersey Symphony
Edward T. Cone Composition Institute Application

Application deadline: Application and hard copy scores must be received by Friday, February 18, 2022 at 11:59 pm. No application materials will be returned. The New Jersey Symphony reserves the right to use the finalists' submissions for publicity and/or display.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must submit an original composition that is no more than thirteen (13) minutes in duration.
  • Composition must be an orchestral work (no concerto soloists) and instrumentation may not exceed: 3‐3‐3‐3 woodwinds (including standard doublings), 4‐3‐3‐1 brass, timpani, 3 percussion, harp, keyboard (piano or synthesizer) and strings.
  • Composition must have no prior professional performance or publication history.
  • The submitted composition must have a title.
  • Applicant must include brief program notes or a general description of the composition.
  • All measures must be numbered in the score at the beginning of each line.
  • Applicant should include an audio representation of the work, such as a MIDI mock-up or, if possible, a live orchestra reading. 





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Three bound copies of the score must be submitted in hard copy (11 x 17 in. or smaller) using a standard notation program such as Sibelius or Finale. Handwritten scores will not be accepted. Scores must adhere to Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA) guidelines.
 
Please mail scores to:
 
New Jersey Symphony
New Jersey Symphony Edward T. Cone Composition Institute
Attn: Alexandra Kapilian, Artistic Coordinator
60 Park Place, Suite 900
Newark, NJ 07102
 
Scores must be received by Friday, February 18, 2022.

Voluntary Demographic Questions:

What is your gender identity?
 
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I hereby certify that the musical composition submitted is my original work. Furthermore, any copyrighted materials, including texts, have been cleared for use. If selected, I am responsible for providing all performance materials to the New Jersey Symphony by Friday, May 13, 2022, and I understand that the New Jersey Symphony will not pay any rental or purchase fee for the required parts and scores. If selected, I agree that my name and photo may be used for publicity purposes. I agree to the requirements and guidelines of the New Jersey Symphony Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, and I understand that no submitted materials will be returned.
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The New Jersey Symphony celebrates the cultural vibrancy of our communities and builds meaningful relationships that elevate and strengthen them. We are committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment of composers. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for the New Jersey Symphony Edward T. Cone Composition Institute.