Definiens C3 (Composition Commission Competition)
Eligible to all composers
This year we are offering two categories for our C3. We’ll be offering a Young Composers Category for people 23 and younger, as well as a General Composers Category with no age restrictions. The GCC winner will be composing a song to be premiered by Tony Arnold! Application materials must be received by January 31st 2012 . We will announce our winners in March 2012 on this webpage. Winners will be notified by email.
*Please note, GCC can submit voice and piano compositions.
Young Composers Category commission will be $250
General Composers Category commission will be $750
2011 C3 Competition Guidelines (pdf)
Congratulations to our C3 Young Composer Category Finalists!!
And even more Congrats to Elizabeth Nonemaker, our 2011 winner!!!
Congrats to our C3 General Composers Category Finalists!!!
Jae Un Jung
We are still determining our 2011 GCC winner.
Thank you for all the amazing submissions this year. It was exciting to get such a tremendous amount of great scores from both mature composers as well as young ones!
Our winners this year are Nicole Murphy (GCC) and Ian Munro (YCC)!
Thank you to all the composers who entered the 2009 C3. We received almost 100 scores! We’re excited to present our 2009 C3 to Doug Opel.
Doug’s new piece will be premiered at the 2010 Fresno New Music Festival on Saturday, November 6th with subsequent performances in South Pasadena, CA and Santa Monica, CA.
Here is video of the first movement of Doug’s piece from the premiere at 2010 Fresno New Music Festival.
California Commissioning Program
In 2009 Definiens started a new program to commission composers currently living in California called the California Commissioning Program. Damian Montano recieved our first commission. In 2010 we will commission three more composers from California.