So, I started some buzz in the chatroom today about possibly, POSSIBLY having this site be the host for a friendly competition amongst us composers. A few of us started talking, and we felt that it would be good for this site to have at least one.
We're going to need the attention and support of most, if not all, active members in order for this to work. This thread will be the site for any and all discussions pertaining to the formation of Composers' Forum's first competition, including rules (guidelines, restrictions, etc.), prizes, criteria for judging, and so on.
So far, with the limited input we have received as of the posting of this thread, we have decided on a number of things (all of which are still open to discussion):
- There will be a theme that all participants must either adhere to or risk disqualification.
- All participants must write for a common ensemble (i.e. male/female vocals with piano accompaniment) with no more than 1-2 performers.
- Live recordings are not a requirement for participation.
Remember that this proposition is all for the benefit of the forum and all of its members.
The floor is now open. Voice your suggestions below! : D