Brian M. Israel Prize - Registration Form

The Society for New Music and the NY Federation of Music Clubs seek to encourage promising New York State composers of student age or those just beginning their professional careers.

The competition is open to any composer currently living in New York State (students currently studying in New York State ARE eligible), born on or after May 1, 1984, whose music has not previously been performed by the Society for New Music. Two awards will be made: one for $750 and another for $250. Also, each of the two prize-winning composers will be performed by the Society for New Music during the 2014-2015 season.

Send score and CD recording (strongly recommended, if available) to Brian M. Israel Prize, c/o Samuel Pellman, Hamilton College Department of Music, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, New York 13323, postmarked no later than May 1, 2014.


1. Anonymous submission. The composer’s name is not to appear anywhere on the manuscript itself, nor on any accompanying recording. A composer may submit only one work.
2. Online registration. Use the form below to register your work for consideration.
3. Works should be concert music for one to seven performers, in any combination of instruments, tape, and/or solo voices. Choral music will not be considered.
4. The Society for New Music assumes no responsibility for the safety of the materials submitted. Materials will be returned only if accompanied by self-addressed mailer and sufficient postage. (SASE)
5. Submissions not complying with the rules of the competition will be disqualified, as will scores not meeting minimum professional standards of notation.

A panel of composers, conductors, and performers will judge compositions on originality, artistic promise, technical skill, and effectiveness in performance. The judges reserve the right to recommend that no award be given. Their decision will be announced in June 2014.

Parts are the responsibility of the winning composers, and must be available by September 1, 2014. The winning composers will each be expected to attend one rehearsal and the performance.

For further information contact: Samuel Pellman, Hamilton College Department of Music, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323. e-mail: spellman@hamilton.edu

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If your address is not in New York state, at what school in New York state are you currently studying?

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Has your music previously been performed by the Society for New Music? [Required]


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REQUIRED:  What is the instrumentation of the work you are submitting? Indicate the number of all instruments that apply (but for no more than seven performers):

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oboe/English horn
clarinet/bass clarinet
French horn
male voice
female voice
electroacoustic (live or pre-recorded)
acoustic guitar
amplified guitar

other instruments: