Composers must be Australian citizens or permanent residents with an Australian home address.

Composers may submit as many compositions as they wish. Each composition must be treated as a separate submission, accompanied by the required submission materials (including a separate submission form for each composition).

Submitted compositions must contain completely original music (i.e. not an arrangement of an existing composition or song) and must not have been previously performed publicly or recorded.

The work is to be scored for string quartet: two violins, one viola and one cello. Initial submissions require a full score and successful applicants will be required to provide performance parts.

Total timing of the work to be workshopped will not exceed eight minutes. (It is possible to submit a longer work, however there may not be time to workshop the entire work.)

Entry is by email in two (or three) parts:

1. A completed entry form submitted online: available here
2. Full score in PDF format emailed to admin@flindersquartet.com
3. A mp3 midi file, if appropriate (optional) emailed to admin@flindersquartet.com

Composers must NOT include their name on the score; name is only to be included on the submission form as all submissions will be processed and assessed anonymously. Up to six composers will be chosen to take part in the workshops.

The successful composers will be announced on 18 April and informed by email that day.

It is a condition of submission that the successful composers allow use of his/her name for media and publicity purposes and makes him/herself available for media interviews as required.

Applications are open to composers anywhere in Australia, however Flinders Quartet is not able to be liable for any costs associated with attending and participating in the workshops in person. If a participating composer is not able to be present in person, FQ will endeavour to organise a video conference-style workshop.

The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through    Creative Victoria   .

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Flinders Quartet is deeply grateful for the support of project partners: All That We Are and 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne

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