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Rapido! Competition


Presented by Rapido! Founders Atlanta Chamber Players & The Antinori Foundation
with Boston Musica Viva, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and Voices of Change.

The Rapido! National Composition Contest Announces Take Four!! Cycle
Registration is Now Open! Click Here to learn more and to register for the contest.
Composition Runs June 8-22

The next cycle of the Rapido!® 14-Day National Composition Contest will begin this spring! Founded in 2009 by the Atlanta Chamber Players and the Antinori Foundation to promote new works for chamber ensemble, the fourth cycle of the competition begins this year and includes prizes worth over $20,000! Five acclaimed chamber music ensembles are participating, representing all corners of the country. Open to all U.S. residents, the Rapido! competition challenges composers to write a new work in just 14 days!

On April 27, composers in all 50 states will be able to register for the contest online. The first 100 composers who sign up in each region are eligible to compete for the Grand Prize. Each partner ensemble will host a Regional Semi-Final Concert in the fall of 2015 to select one Regional Finalist. All 5 Finalists will travel to Atlanta for the National Finals concert on January 17, 2016. The Grand Prize winner will receive $7,500 to expand his/her short work into a piece for performance by all five ensembles in 2016-2017 and compose a new orchestral work to be performed by the Grammy-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the winner receives a 2-week residency at the scenic Hambidge Center for Creative Arts in north Georgia.

Regions and participating ensembles include Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (midwest region, Detroit, MI), Boston Musica Viva (northeast region, Boston, MA), Atlanta Chamber Players (southeast region, Atlanta, GA), Voices of Change (southwest region, Dallas, TX), and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble (west coast region, San Francisco, CA). Rapido! has achieved remarkable success over its three cycles to date, distributing many thousands of dollars in prize money and furthering the careers of numerous underrepresented and deserving classical composers.

For more information, visit www.rapidocompositioncontest.com