• US $1500 cash

  • Performance by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble during the 2019-2020 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)

  • 1 Flute (doubling Alto Flute and/or Piccolo)

  • 1-2 Oboes (one doubling English Horn)

  • 1 Clarinet (doubling B flat, A, E flat, and/or Bass Cl.)

  • 1 Piano

  • 1 Percussion

  • 1-2 Violins

  • 1-2 Violas

  • 1-2 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.

Recording: Submitting a recording is optional but highly recommended. Live recordings are preferred. MIDI realizations are acceptable.

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

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.

DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019 (midnight, Pacific time)

Winner will be announced late March 2019.

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

Good luck!


photo credit: Jeanette Yu