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2023 Composition Contest Winners

2023 Luna Nova Composition Contest

The Luna Nova 2023 Student Composition Contest is offered in conjunction with the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival (www.belvederefestival.org) to be held June 21-24, 2023 at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (www.gracestlukes.org) in Memphis, Tennessee.

The contest is open to music composition students of any nationality who are 18 years or older. Recent graduates are also eligible provided that they graduated on or after May 1, 2021. Entrants must give the name and contact information of their current or most recent theory/composition professor. Former Belvedere Festival composition contest winners are not eligible for entry.
1. Entry form is now closed (April 16, 2023)
2. After completing the form use email to submit one pdf and one mp3 of the entry work. The work may be for violin, flute, clarinet, cello, guitar, and piano. Entries may be solos or works for any combination of these instruments. Works should not exceed 10 minutes in length.
Online SurveyMonkey Entry Form: April 15, 2023, 11:00 p.m. CST
Score PDF and MP3 emailed to lunanovamusic@gmail.com by April 15, 2023, 11:00 p.m. CST
A panel assembled by the Luna Nova Music board will judge scores. The panel will take logistical issues into consideration. Their decision will be final.
First Prize - $300 Second Prize - $200 Third Prize - $100
Winning pieces will be performed at the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival (www.belvederefestival.org) June 21-24, 2023 by members of the Luna Nova Ensemble. Winning composers will be given performance recordings of their works.
Past recordings of the Luna Nova Ensemble are available at www.lunanova.org/audio.html and www.lunanova.org/video.html. Information about prior winners is online at www.belvederefestival.org/contest.html
Questions may be sent to Patricia Gray, Luna Nova Music President, at pgray@pgray.net or 901-493-0958.

Online SurveyMonkey Entry Form:
April 15, 2023, 11:00 p.m. CST
Score PDF and MP3 emailed to pgray@pgray.net
by April 15, 2023, 11:00 p.m. CST
Winners we be announced by May 1, 2023.


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