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Competition Events

Contemporary Record Society is please to present various competitions for Performing Artists and Composers:

CRS Competition for Performing Artists

CRS is pleased to announce its National Competition for Performing Artists. The Award of first prize will consist of a commercially distributed new compact disc recording grant, featuring the performance of several composers' works. The winner will be eligible for public exposure through articles in prestigious publications, reviews and appearances. The second and third prize winners will receive honorable mention toward future recordings with CRS and elegibility for honorary life membership to Contemporary Record Society for distinguished participation. Application fee is $50.00 for each composition submitted, together with name, address, category/composition(s). All applicants accepted by CRS committee must send acceptance letter and submit a final date of work(s) to be recorded upon the approval of CRS. In the event a jointly approved date is not accomplished in sixty days of acceptance, applicants will forfeit all rights to recording with CRS. Accepted applicant/ensemble, will contribute all artistic service to this recording for the above benefits. Each contestant must complete their agreed recorded work(s) for CRS before becomeing free to release new recordings elsewhere. Each annual competition is limited to the first 300 applicants FEES BEYOND THIS LIMIT WILL BE RETURNED.

Guidelines

CRS Competition for Composers' Recordings

CRS is pleased to announce its National Competition for Composers. The Award of first prize will consist of a commercially distributed new compact disc recording grant featuring one composition along with other distinguished composers and performing artists. Second and Third Prizes will be eligible for Honorable Mention toward future recordings with CRS and Honorary Life Membership to the Society. The application fee is $50.00 for each tape submitted, together with name, address, category/ composition(s). All applicants accepted by the CRS committee must send acceptance letter and submit a final date of work(s) to be recorded upon the approval of CRS. In the event a jointly approved date is not accomplished in sixty days of acceptance, applicants will forfeit all rights to recording with CRS. Each contestant must complete their agreed recorded work(s) for CRS before becomeing free to release new recordings elsewhere. Accepted applicant/ensemble, will contribute all artistic service to this recording for the above benefits. Each annual competition is limited to the first 300 applicants--ALL FEES BEYOND THIS LIMIT WILL BE RETURNED.

Guidelines

CRS National Festival for the Performing Arts Competition

CRS is pleased to announce a festival which will begin on July 3rd for a period of about two weeks on various campuses throughout Philadelphia and surrounding area institutions selected by CRS. Special Fellowship recipients will receive solo appearances in concert on Festival sites. Fellowship Composers will receive a performance of a new prize winning work(s) chosen by the Festival Chamber Committee according to the results of submitted performance tapes/scores. Dance applicants may submit resume, recommendations and a video taped performance. Visual Arts applicants may submit resume and sample works. Authors may submit copyrighted/non-copyrighted works with resume. Art and dance exhibitions will be held on festival grounds. Participants gaining acceptance to the festival will be included in the commercial recording of works/soloists and Ensembles, released on the CRS label. Contestants must agree to waive all rights of said recording in return for the artistic exposure and cultural benefits, while contributing to the benefit of this cultural endeavor. During the Festival term the Committee will consider selecting CRS National Competition winners, from among the Festival participating composer/performer/dance/art and literature members. A distinguished selection of outstanding members who will perform their compositions with the Chamber Society Festival, may be featured in concert/commercial recording with production costs covered by grants obtained by CRS, upon acceptance of the CRS committee. Master Classes/lectures in chamber music/composition/orchestral technique, will be conducted by visiting members/participants and members of the staff. Each contestant must complete their agreed recorded work(s) for CRS before becomeing free to release new recordings elsewhere.
Accepted applicant/ensemble, will contribute all artistic service to the Festival and its recording for the above benefits and exposure.

Guidelines

 
CRS Competition Winners
 
The Annapolis Brass Quintet
Samuel Baron, flute
Tzimon Barto, piano
William Bergsma
William Craft
John DeLancie, oboe
Lawrence Dillon
Stephen Framil, cello
Paul Hindemith
Judith Ingolfsson, violin
Mirjam Ingolfsson, cello
Luis Gomez Imbert, contra bass
Andrey Kasparov
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Tania Lee, piano
Ang Li, piano
John Lennon
Robert Hall Lewis
Peter Lieuwen
Jerry Lawrence Peete, tenor
Eric Marty

Robert Young McMahan
Peter Mennin
Margaret Mills, piano
Vincent Persichetti
Sharman Plesner, violin
Misha Quint, cello
Georgine Resick, soprano
George Rochberg
Sergiu Schwartz, violin
N'kenge Simpson, soprano
Mark Winges

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