Annual Composer Search
Do you compose music? Then MCCE wants you! Began in 2011 as part of MCCE’s mission to support young and/or emerging composers via commissioning and premieres, each winter MCCE holds an annual nation-wide Composer Search competition. Check out the guidelines for entry qualifications and benefits. Past winners include Matt McBane, Elizabeth Nonemaker, and Randall Bauer. MCCE has also performed new and existing works by finalists Anthony Scuderi, Moon Young Ha, and Enrico Arcaro.
Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. is searching for composers, age 35 and below, to enter the 2018 Composer Search. The program’s focus is to highlight new compositions by an emerging, classically trained, post-collegiate professional composer. Applicants will receive a stipend towards the commissioning of a new work to be premiered by MCCE on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island, NY.
2018 Composer submissions are now closed. Check back in early 2019 for next year's search...