Ends on February 1, 2019

$16.00 USD



  • US $1500 cash
  • Performance by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble during the 2019-2020 concert season
  • Recording of the live performance


Composers of all ages and nationalities may apply.

Select any combination of the following instrumentation for 1-7 players. 

  • 1 Voice (Soprano)
  • 1 Flute (doubling Alto Flute and/or Piccolo)
  • 2 Oboes (one doubling English Horn)
  • 1 Clarinet (doubling B flat, A, E flat, and/or Bass Cl.)
  • 1 Piano
  • 1 Percussion
  • 2 Violins
  • 2 Violas
  • 2 Cellos
  • 1 Double Bass
  • 1 Guitar

Length: 5-20 minutes

Score:  Each composer must submit a legible score of professional quality. No  marks identifying the composer must appear anywhere on the score.

Recording: Submitting a recording is optional but highly recommended. Live recordings are preferred. MIDI realizations are acceptable. 

Number of entries: Composers may submit as many works as they like, each one accompanied by an entry fee and a separate application.

Payment: The entry fee is $16 for each composition

You may not enter the contest if any of these conditions apply:

  • The submitted work must not have been professionally recorded for commercial CD release.
  • Musicians,  board members, and composers already affiliated with the Left Coast  Chamber Ensemble may not enter the  competition; likewise, their spouses, domestic partners and relatives  may not enter the competition.


Winner will be announced late March 2019.

For further information or questions, contact us by e-mail at Info@LeftCoastEnsemble.org

Good luck!