We are excited to announce our Third Annual Composition Competition open to any and all student composers from across the country!
One First Prize-Winner will receive $1000, have their piece performed during DSQ's new music tour in Spring of 2016 with performances across Michigan, and receive a performance recording of the work.
Six Runners-Up will have their pieces premiered by DSQ in Michigan and receive live performance recordings of their works.
There is no age limit but all applicants must be a currently enrolled student as of Fall 2015 in any school of music in the United States.
Pieces must be submitted electronically (PDF of score and parts) by December 1st, 2015
Pieces should be no longer than 12 minutes and no shorter than 4 minutes. Single and multi-movement works are welcome.
Previously premiered works will not be considered.
Pieces should be written for SATB saxophone quartet.
MIDI and electronic representations of the work are welcome but not required.
Winners will be announced no later than December 21st, 2015.
DSQ's members are fluent with all extended techniques and registers, applicants are encouraged to listen to our performances here and on Youtube to acquaint themselves with these techniques.
Please send your submissions as well as any and all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2014 Winner:
Our 2013 Winners: