Call for Works: Dartmouth Student and Alumni Composition Prize 2015



  • A composer who is a currently enrolled student or who graduated from either undergraduate or graduate degrees in the Department of Music at Dartmouth College is invited to submit an original score for consideration for the Dartmouth Alumni Competition Prize.
  • Compositions must have been completed within the past two years.
  • Compositions may be in any style.
  • The composer must submit a PDF score, parts, mp3 audio file and the Application for Submission via email. Please include in the subject line of your email the following: DACP Submission <LAST NAME>. Scores must be accurate and legible. No handwritten manuscript will be accepted.
  • No work may be over 10 minutes in duration.
  • Only one composition may be submitted for consideration in the competition.
  • The composition selection committee reserves the right to not make an award if, in the opinion of the committee, no composition is appropriately deserving.


  • FLUX Quartet (with/without electronics)
    2 violins
    1 viola
    1 cello
  • STRING NOISE (with/without electronics)
    2 violins
  • A score and performance parts must be submitted.
  • The use of multi-media is acceptable.


  • The Department of Music shall select a committee of expert judges, and in addition to the Composition Faculty, adjudicate the submitted works.
  • The award will be based on recommendations from the committee to the Composition Faculty, who will make the final decision.


  • One winner will be chosen by the committee.
  • The winner will receive a $1000 award.
  • The winning piece will be performed at the Festival for American New Music on our May 5th or May 8th Concerts.
  • The winner will receive a live-recording of their work.


  • All submissions MUST include a completed online form, located at:
  • Compositions should be sent via email to the Composition Faculty, Attn: Spencer Topel at
  • Deadline for submission is April 3, 2015 (new deadline)
  • The winner will be notified by April 10th, 2015