ASU’s PRISMS Festival seeks pieces relating to our 2023 theme of “Re-Works.”  One selected composer will receive a prize of $650, and their piece will be performed on our opening concert, on Saturday, November 18 in Tempe, AZ.  The concert will also be video recorded and live-streamed on YouTube. 

Pieces must be 15 minutes or less.  Instrumentation may be any of the following:
  1. Saxophone quartet (plus electronics if desired)
  2. Brass quintet (plus electronics if desired)
  3. Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble (any subset of three or more instruments from the following:  soprano, two flutes, two clarinets, two percussion, piano and electronics)

Attendance is mandatory;  PRISMS can offer lodging and local transportation.  The winner will also be invited to give a talk and/or participate in a roundtable during the festival.

Selection will be made by the PRISMS Committee.  This competition has no entry fee, no age or geographic limit, and no restriction on whether pieces have been performed, published or awarded in the past.  Composers are free to submit multiple pieces. 

Deadline for application:  August 1, 2023.

Please submit this form to apply.