The Lark Musical Society, a community partner of the UCLA Armenian Music Program, is sponsoring an inaugural Music Composition Competition open to students enrolled in a college, university or conservatory in the state of California. The mission of this competition is to encourage the creation of chamber music that demonstrates a tangible connection to Armenian art, culture and/or history. The competition is named after a living icon of Armenian music, Tigran Mansurian, in celebration of his 80th birthday.
The winning composer(s) will receive a public performance of their piece by members of the UCLA Armenian Music Program, which will take place within one year of the winning work’s announcement, a professional-level recording of their composition and a cash award of $2,500*.
*The Mansurian Prize is generously underwritten by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.
The Rules of the Competition:
The available instrumentation for this (inaugural) year will be two violins, viola, cello, piano and mezzo-soprano. Entrants can compose for the entirety of this ensemble or any sub-group of this ensemble.
The names of the winner(s) will be announced publicly from the stage of the Dilijan Concert Series on January 26, 2020 at Zipper Hall (of The Colburn School), and on the websites of the Lark Musical Society and UCLA Armenian Music Program.
● Deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm (PST) on January 1, 2020.
● Submissions must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
● Submissions must include:
- A score and parts in PDF format.
- A brief biography.
- An instructor/institution verification form.
● Submitted works should be 5 to 15 minutes in length.
● Audio recordings are encouraged with submission but not required.
● Limit one composition per entrant.
● No entry fee.
For more information please visit Lark Musical Society’s Website; or contact Ashot Kartalyan at email@example.com