Iron Composer will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012. As always, there is no entry fee, and the competition is open to composers of all ages. The first prize is $500, and Iron Composer will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM, Cleveland’s classical radio station.
The entry deadline is June 23, and the five finalists will be selected by July 7. On the morning of the competition, the finalists will be assigned an instrumentation and a secret musical ingredient. They have just five hours to write a piece that incorporates both elements. Their work will be performed and judged on a free public concert.
Complete contest rules and entry guidelines are available here.