In association with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
To mark the foundation of the new Munster Technological University on 1 Jan 2021, by the bringing together of the Cork Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Tralee, MTU hereby announces a competition for the composition of a new orchestral work in collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. This will be recorded by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and premiered on-line on 1 January 2021. The competition is open to graduates of CIT and ITT and is for a work of between 5 and 7 minutes that reflects the traditions of the two Institutes and the aspirations of the new University. The closing date for receipt of finished compositions is Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 5 p.m.
The CIT Cork School of Music has been at the forefront of music education in the Munster region since its foundation in 1878. Currently occupying a state-of-the-art, purpose-built conservatoire building on the banks of the River Lee, it caters for a full-time third-level population of 450 on five performing arts degree courses and another 2,500 part-time student performers of all ages from the region. The Institute of Technology Tralee looks forward to being part of the first state university to operate in the ‘Kingdom’ and to developing its links to, particularly, Irish traditional music, and folk theatre. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra has been an industry partner of the CITCSM for many years, and includes a significant number of graduates among its members. This is just one of a planned suite of training partnerships we look forward to developing in the future.
- Every submission must be the unaided work of an individual composer.
- Each composition will be blind judged by a panel of experts and should be submitted under a nom de plume. Instructions will be emailed to everyone who expresses an interest using the form below.
- The work should be no less than five minutes and no greater than seven minutes. It should be written for a medium-sized orchestra of 2222 3330 T+3 plus standard string section and Harp. If you wish to expand the palette of instruments used you may also incorporate traditional Irish instruments such as uilleann pipes, also jazz and contemporary instruments such as saxophones and rhythm section; however this is not an expectation and should purely serve your musical imagination. If you have specific queries about instrumentation please email.
- Scores for consideration should be submitted electronically in pdf, with professional standard typesetting, and a full set of comprehensively marked parts.
- These should be accompanied by an MP3 audio realisation generated using good quality software such as NotePerformer3
- The work may not have been performed or published prior to submission, in full or in part.
- Performing rights remain with the composer however MTU reserves the right, in perpetuity, to broadcast and to use in full or in part for promotional purposes.
- Lobbying or inappropriate communication will disqualify.
- Entrants must be graduates of CIT or ITT
- Closing Date is Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 5 p.m.
Enquiries or further information available from email@example.com
Competition Coordinator John O'Connor