The Secretary of Culture of the State of Jalisco, under the aegis of the Departments of Cultural and Artistic Development and of Music Coordination, as mentioned in article 24, fractions VII and IX of the Law of Executive Power of the State of Jalisco, as well as article 6, fractions I and III of the Law of Cultural Promotion of the State of Jalisco, INVITES:
CALL FOR SCORES
Jalisco Orchestral Composition Awards
Participating works will be selected under the following
RULES AND REGULATIONS
I. PARTICIPANTS: The competition is open to all Mexican composers born in the State of Jalisco who currently reside in any part of Mexico or abroad, as well as Mexican composers who are and have been residents of Jalisco for at least five years, creators of the following musical compositions:
a. Symphonic Orchestral Works with the following maximum instrumentation: 3d1, 3d1, 3d1, 3d1,-4,3,3,1-tympani-3 percussionists, 1 harp, electronic keyboard or piano, strings (violins I, violins II, violas, violoncellos, contrabasses).
b. Symphonic orchestral works with the following minimum instrumentation: 2,2,2,2,- 2,2,0,0 - tympani, strings (violins I, violins II,violas, violoncellos, contrabasses).
Note: Strings may not exceed a maximum of 14 first violins, 12 second violins, 9 violas, 10 violoncellos and 7 contrabasses, and may be subdivided in a maximum of four parts per section.
Each participant may compete with only one original work of a duration not less than ten minutes nor more than twenty minutes. The work may be comprised of one movement or various. As a condition of entry into the competition, the work must be previously unperformed.
II.PRESENTATION OF THE WORKS
Participants must submit a packet containing the following documents:
1. The complete score of the work to be judged in four complete, separate, bound sets, each set signed pseudonymously. The complete score is to be submitted as a pdf file. If the score is handwritten, it must be legible. The participants should submit simple copies of their scores; the Secretary of Culture will not assume responsibility for original documents
2. Four compact discs with the work as recorded in any electronic format of sufficient quality to permit the appreciation of the work.
3. In an enclosed envelope identified by pseudonym, the following documents:
a. Participant's personal data: Complete name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
b. Photocopy of participant's birth certificate, in the case of Jalisco-born composers, or document accrediting proof of residence in the State of Jalisco
c. Brief resumè (curriculum vitae)
d. Signed letter directed to the Government of the State of Jalisco in which the participant solemnly swears that he or she is the true author and possessor of copyright of the original work, declares himself or herself responsible for any conflicts or misunderstandings that may arise and deems free of legal responsibility any and all branches and dependencies of the State of Jalisco with respect to copyright.
e. Photocopy of the certificate of registration of the work in INDAUTOR, if applicable.
Identifying documents will be deposited in the offices of a Guadalajara, Jalisco Notary Public, to be determined by the Secretary of Culture.
III. RECEIPT OF MATERIALS
Works will be received during the period of the date of publication of the present call for scores through February 10, 2015 from 9 AM to 3 PM, in the reception area of "Coordinaciones Artisticas" of the Secretary of Culture, whose Guadalajara offices are located in the Ex Convento del Carmen, or by mail to:
Coordinación de Música
Ex Convento del Carmen
Avenida Juárez Núm. 638, Zona Centro
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Código Postal 44100
Works sent by mail will be authorized to participate in the selection process provided that the date and hour postmarked are within the competition time frame. However, only those works which are received within five business days of the closing date will be considered. All shipment costs and risks are borne by the participants (the use of a private, corporate courier is recommended).
Works which are received outside the terms here described will not be accepted.
IV. JUDGEMENT AND RULINGS
1. Works will be submitted to the qualifying jury, which will be comprised of composers Maestro Eduardo Angulo, presiding judge, Maestro Sergio Hernandez and the Music Director of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, Maestro Marco Parisotto.
2. First, second and third prize winners will be selected, based on the originality, orchestration, development, congruence and viability for performance. The first prize will be defined by the jury in the act of official announcement of the results of the competition, which will take place as described in number 5 of this notification.
3. The jury may select a smaller number of prizewinners, or even declare the prize null and void if it considers the evaluated works not to reach the required level of excellence. The ruling of the qualifying jury is definitive and is not subject to appeal.
4. Once the jury's ruling has been emitted, the identifying envelopes corresponding to the winning works will be opened before the notary public.
5. Competition results will be published in the official Internet portal of the Secretary of Culture on or before the seventh of April, 2015 and may also appear in other news media. In addition, the winners will be personally notified either by telephone or to the e-mail addresses that they themselves provided.
6. Those works which do not meet the requirements listed in the present call for scores will be disqualified.
1. The winning works will be interpreted by the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco in concerts on Friday the 17th and Sunday the 19th of April, 2015; on the latter date, the awards will be conferred.
2. One unique and indivisible award of $50,000.00 will be rendered to the first place winner.
3. Second and third place winners will receive certificates of recognition.
4. Recognition will be given to the "Public's Choice" composer. To facilitate this, concert audience members will vote for one of the composers whose work has been interpreted. At the end of each presentation, votes will be collected and the Secretary will count the ballots. This recognition will be conferred upon the composer who received the largest number of votes, during the awards ceremony.
5. The awards ceremony will take place in Guadalajara, Jalisco on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the conclusion of the second and final concert where the three winning works are interpreted. At this moment, the name of the first prize winner will be divulged.
6. The concert which will take place on Friday, April 17, 2015 will be recorded live and will form part of a recorded compilation. In accepting their awards, the winning composers authorize the editing, fabrication and distribution of this recording for nonprofit purposes.
The Secretary of Culture will cover costs of food and lodging for the winning composers, as well as their transportation within Mexico.
Delivery of the monetary award is subject to availability of funds.
In the case that the competition results are declared null and void the Secretary of Culture reserves the right to apply the unclaimed funds toward actions which benefit musical activity in the State of Jalisco, in accordance with applicable government budget and accounting norms.
To effect payment of the grand prize award, it is indispensable that the winning composer be inscribed in the Registro Federal de Contribuyentes. This prerequisite will not apply in the case that the winner resides in a foreign country; in this case compliance with the norms and requirements of the winner's State of residence takes precedence.
Participation in this competition implies the acceptance of each and every regulation in the present notification. Any situation not contemplated here is to be resolved by the Secretary of Culture.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator of Music, Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco
Coordinadora de Música de la SCJ