Béla Rózsa Music Competition - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

Béla Rózsa Music Competition

The Béla Rózsa Music Composition Competition for TU student composers usually takes place every year in the form of a concert performance, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend free of charge. This year the competition will be judged virtually by three professional composers. Performances of the winning compositions will take place sometime during the 2021-22 academic year.

February 1, 2021 – Submissions are due for the Bela Rozsa Music Composition Competition for TU students.

General Criteria for Judging

  1. Skillful manipulation of musical materials, demonstrating craftsmanship, originality and imagination.
  2. Idiomatic use of instruments; writing specifically suited for instruments.
  3. Effective text setting, if a vocal composition.
  4. Structural integrity.
  5. Appropriate and legible score and parts preparation.

Performance Resources Available

One to five instruments/vocalists from among the following:

  • Piano
  • Flute/piccolo, one player
  • One oboe
  • One clarinet in Bb
  • One saxophone
  • One bassoon
  • One or two trumpets
  • One (French) horn
  • One trombone
  • One tuba
  • One percussionist, including timpani
  • One or two violins
  • One viola
  • One cello
  • One string bass
  • One each of soprano, alto, tenor, or bass voice