2019 ISMTA Commissioned Composer Submission Form
The Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA), in conjunction with the Music teachers National Association (MTNA), announces the call for submissions for the 2019 ISMTA Composer Commissioning Program.

The composer will be selected based on the submission materials required below. Only composers who are residents of Illinois will be considered. The selected composer will compose a composition for solo or small chamber ensemble (three or fewer performers) not to exceed 10 minutes total time. The Premiere of the composition will be at the 2019 ISMTA Conference at Eastern Illinois University on November 1-2. The commission must be completed one month before the conference date.

Award: $1500. There will be no additional payment to cover expenses incurred in the writing, performance, recording of the composition premiere, or for travel expenses incurred for travel and/or accommodations to attend the premiere.

The commissioned work is submitted as ISMTA’s entry in the MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year. The winning composition of the MTNA Competition is performed at the 2020 MTNA National Conference held March 21-25 in Chicago.

Please fill out and submit the form below to be considered for the 2019 conference commission. Deadline for submissions: February 28th, 2019.

The Commissioned Composer will be announced no later than March 31st, 2019.

Commissioned Composer Chairperson:
Amy Jo Sawyer

Please direct any questions to info@ismta.org

Email address *
First Name *
Last Name *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Phone Number *
Year of Birth *
Are you a member of ISMTA? (not a condition of being selected) *
Short biography written in third person as you would like it to appear in program book. 150 words maximum. *
Provide at least two weblinks to examples of your work. One must be a recording of a composition, and one must be a PDF score. Weblinks can be to your personal webpage, publisher webpage, or streaming sites such as YouTube or SoundCloud. You may also upload audio files (such as .mp3 and .wav files) and PDF scores in the "File Upload" section below. However, at least two weblinks are required before any file uploads.
Weblink #1: *
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Weblink #5:
File Uploads. Provide audio and scores in PDF format that you do not wish to provide links for. For longer compositions, compressed formats such as MP3 files are preferred for audio due to the large file size of uncompressed formats such as WAV and AIFF files.
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