s. beth may


The Jack Stone Award for New Music

In 2019, the 10th Jack Stone Award for New Music will be awarded to one student who is currently enrolled at least 3/4 time at a community college within the United States. Students must be enrolled in an associate's program, not a bachelor's program, but no age or citizenship restrictions apply. The recipient will receive $150, the second place winner will receive $100, and the runner up will receive $50. In addition, all three selected composers, if they are coming from within the contiguous United States, will be flown to San Antonio, TX to attend a master class and performance of their pieces on March 26th by Line Upon Line Percussion in the Palmetto Center for the Arts on the Northwest Vista College campus and to receive their awards in person. This year’s instrumentation will be a three person percussion ensemble using any of the following: Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Timpani, Drum Kit, Hand Drums, and/or Latin Percussion.

To view the musicians’ website, visit http://www.lineuponlinepercussion.org

Pieces must be less than 10 minutes in duration.

Submissions must be received by February 19th, 2019 and must include a legible score and parts, a short bio, and proof of enrollment. Recordings (including MIDI realizations) are strongly recommended. Submissions may be sent in PDF format to jackstonecommunitycollegecomp@gmail.com. Judging will be by a panel of unbiased (non-community college faculty) composers from the Composers Alliance of San Antonio.

If you  have any questions, please feel free to call 360-623-8487, or send an email to beth.may@centralia.edu