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PARMA Recordings announces the 2013 PARMA Student

Composer Competition

March 26, 2013 For Immediate


(Portsmouth NH) - PARMA

Recordings is pleased to announce the 2013 PARMA Student Composer Competition,

the second in a series of annual competitions for student composers.

Ten winners will be selected

to have their work published in the 2013 PARMA Anthology Of Music, and one

Grand Prize Winner will be selected to have their piece performed at the PARMA

Music Festival (August 15-17, 2013 in Portsmouth NH). All ensemble, rehearsal,

and publicity costs will be completely subsidized by PARMA, and the performance

will be included in all promotional materials for the Festival.

There is no fee for entry.

The call for scores and full submission details will be distributed on March

29th, and submissions will be accepted from April 1st until April 30th. More

information will be included in the official Call For Scores and on the PARMA


Last year's competition

produced an outstanding response, with hundreds of students submitting works

for consideration. The ten winners are featured in the 2012 PARMA Anthology of

Music, and Grand Prize Winner Quinn Dizon's Awakening was recorded by Clayton

Hoener, Peter Sulski, Ron Lowry, and Hannah Shields in August 2012 and is

featured on the upcoming album PERCEPTIONS (Navona Records).

Competition Timeline

March 29, 2013 - Call for scores distributed

April 1, 2013 - Submission period opens

April 30, 2013 - Submission period closes

May 1 - June 15, 2013 - Judging period

June 28, 2013 - Winners announced


Competition Landing Page: www.parmarecordings.com/composercompetition

2012 PARMA Anthology of Music: www.parmarecordings.com/anthologyofmusic

Quinn Dizon Recording Session: http://tinyurl.com/dizonsession

PERCEPTIONS album page: www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv5909

PARMA Music Festival: www.parmarecordings.com/festival

PARMA Music Festival

The 2013 PARMA Music

Festival will be held on August 15-17, 2013 in Portsmouth NH and features

Grammy-winning clarinet virtuoso Richard Stoltzman, marimba soloist Mika

Stoltzman, the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and the PARMA Orchestra with

conductor John Page, and many more. The Festival will also serve as the

official host for the 2013 Region 1 Conference of the Society of Composers

Incorporated (SCI), one of the largest composer-service organizations in the


Daytime and evening performances, listening parties, and panels will be held at multiple venues in

Portsmouth over the three days, highlighted by a closing concert event at The

Music Hall on Saturday, August 17 featuring the world premieres of "Elegy

For Clarinet & Orchestra" (1949) by Lukas Foss with Richard Stoltzman

and the PSO, and "Streams" (2010) by Martin Schlumpf with David

Taylor, Matthias Müller, and the PARMA Orchestra. Both orchestras will be

conducted by Mr. Page.

About PARMA Recordings

PARMA Recordings is a New

England-based music company specializing in orchestral, chamber, choral, and

commercial recording as well as distribution, product design, strategic

marketing, and licensing/publishing. Our work spans classical, jazz, rock,

experimental, and more, and features artists such as Grammy-winner Richard

Stoltzman, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lewis Spratlan, Pete Townshend of The Who,

renowned percussionist Steve Gadd, and former New York Philharmonic

concertmaster Glenn Dicterow among others.

PARMA's music has been

featured in projects and programming from CBS, ABC, Fox, PBS, C-SPAN, National

Geographic, A&E, Showtime, Microsoft, and numerous other media outlets, and

we are dedicated to creating the highest quality music and presenting it in

unique, innovative, and engaging recorded and live formats.

Press & Media Inquiries:

Rory Cooper

PARMA Recordings


603.758.1718 x152###”


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