- PUK Prize for Afrikaans Composition

The Information Centre for Southern African Music announces the PUK (North-West University) Chancellor’s Trust Prize for Afrikaans Composition for 2010. The closing date for entries is Thursday, 30 September 2010.
In order to enter, composers must submit the entry form as well as a portfolio of compositions, in duplicate. The portfolio must contain three recent works. The duration of the works, the instrumentation and other decisions regarding the nature of two of the works in the portfolio is up to the composer. The third work must contain a part for solo voice with a text in any language. Composers are responsible for choosing the text(s) and obtaining the rights for its/their use. The instrumentation and duration of this third work is also the composer’s choice. Only composers born after 30 September 1970 and who are South African citizens may enter.
After an evaluation of the portfolios, ISAM will commission two composers to each write one composition of 6-12 minutes’ duration for soprano, viola and piano. The viola part must also be suitable for clarinet, or a version of the part for clarinet should be prepared by the composer. The names of these two composers will be announced in November 2010. This work, according to the requirements of the PUK Chancellor’s Trust of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, must have an Afrikaans text and must be delivered to ISAM no later than Friday 11 February 2011. The commission fee for each new work will be R7,500, sponsored by the PUK Chancellor’s Trust. The commissioned works will be performed during a South African Music Concert in Potchefstroom in May 2011. This concert may be repeated in other venues.
The administration of the prize is managed by the Information Centre for Southern African Music (ISAM) at North-West University.
For further information and entry forms, contact:
Hannes Taljaard tel.(018)2991702/1692 fax(018) 299-1707 e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Ansie Vercueil tel.(018)299-1701/1692 fax(018) 299-1707 e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
or visit the ISAM website at http://www.puk.ac.za/fakulteite/lettere/musiek/isam/index_e.html.

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