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Margaret Blackburn 2017 Biennial Composition Competition

  A $1,000 grand prize will be awarded to the female student composer who submits the winning musical composition in the 2017 Biennial Blackburn Memorial Composition Competition, sponsored by the SAI Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter.  Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate music program for the 2016-17 academic year.
    Compositions should be for a small ensemble of no less than two instruments, which may include voice, and no more than twelve instruments, including voice.  Works for instruments and electronic sounds, digital media, CD, interactive compositions, or works for electronic sounds alone can be included.  No published scores will be accepted.
    An entry fee of $25 (U.S.) is required.  Membership in Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is not required.  To enter, please use the application form available from Ms. McKelway.  You can either pay electronically or submit payment with the application form and full score of your composition. Check the website, sai-pittsburgh-alumni.weebly.com/ for information.  Only one submission per person is allowed. Requests for applications or questions regarding specifics of the competition may be directed to Barbara McKelway.  Please include “Blackburn” in the subject.
Deadline:  March 31, 2017  
Contact: bmckelway@verizon.net or 412-366-4513.  



Musical America Career Center

Musical America, the leading resource in the performing arts, has a Career Center offering a place to find jobs in the performing arts.  Set up a free job seeker account and search today!
Website: jobs.musicalamerica.com


International Women’s Brass Conference

IWBC exists to educate, develop, support, and inspire all women brass musicians. For over 20 years, IWBC has successfully worked towards its mission by:
• Hosting seven international conferences
• Supporting outstanding musicians through the Susan Slaughter Solo Competition, many of whom have moved on to successful careers in the music field.
• Commissioning new pieces for brass
• Publishing NoteWorthy, the biannual newsletter of the IWBC
Website: myiwbc.org



Maud Powell Society

    The MPS has announced that the four-volume Maud Powell Favorites collection of Violin transcriptions, Brahms Concerto Cadenza, Music Analyses and Editions, and Music Dedicated to, Commissioned by or Associated with violinist Maud Powell is available to all SAI chapters, school libraries, and string teachers at a discounted price of $95.
Contact: maudpowell.org


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