Enter by Feb 15, 2017



  • US $1500 cash
  • Performance by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble during the 2017-2018 concert season
  • Recording of the live performance


Composers of all ages and nationalities may apply.

Select any combination of the following instrumentation for 1-7 players. 

  • 1 Voice (Soprano or Tenor)
  • 1 Flute (doubling Alto Flute and/or Piccolo)
  • 2 Oboes (one doubling English Horn)
  • 1 Clarinet (doubling B flat, A, E flat, and/or Bass Cl.)
  • 1 Piano
  • 1 Percussion
  • 2 Violins
  • 2 Violas
  • 2 Cellos
  • 1 Double Bass
  • 1 Guitar

Length: 5-20 minutes

Score: Each composer must submit a legible score of professional quality. No marks identifying the composer must appear anywhere on the score.

Format: Live recordings are preferred. MIDI realizations are acceptable. 

Preparing your score: Label your score(s) with a pseudonym (don't use your real name on your score).

Number of entries: Composers may submit as many works as they like, each one accompanied by an entry fee and a separate application.

Payment: The entry fee is $16 for each composition

You may not enter the contest if any of these conditions apply:

  • The submitted work must not have been professionally recorded for commercial CD release.
  • Musicians, board members, and composers already affiliated with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble may not enter the competition; likewise, their spouses, domestic partners and relatives may not enter the competition.


For further information or questions, contact us by e-mail at Info@LeftCoastEnsemble.org 

Winner will be announced in May 2017.

Good luck!

photo (cello): Jeanette Yu