The Biola Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the third annual Biola University High School Composition Competition (BUHSCC) for composers who are currently in the last two years of their high school education. We are interested in scores reflecting an interest in the “classical tradition” (see explanation below). The grand prize will be a minimum $5,000 scholarship to attend Biola University as a composition major*.
To apply, see the following guidelines:
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2017
Announcement of winner: Winner(s) will be announced by the end of March.
Contest Judges: Conservatory Composition faculty.
IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE:
*To obtain this prize, the winner must attend Biola University as a composition major.
**Classical tradition: This means that the composer is writing in the tradition of past or present “classical” composers. Applicants may choose to reference the works of Palestrina, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Faure, Debussy, Stravinsky, Barber, and Cage.
***The Biola Conservatory reserves the right to not declare a winner for any given year of this competition.
For more information on Biola University and the Conservatory of Music, see https://www.biola.edu/music.