The Woodward Shakespeare Festival
Incidental Music Competition
CRITERIA: All genres of composition are welcome - from classical, to jazz to ethnic to
folk to new age and beyond – at the discretion and inspiration of the
Composers must be between the ages of 13 and 19 and be currently or
recently enrolled in a Fresno County school.
The Director suggests “music that inspires movement, and captures the essence of the world of the play. The Tempest brings together the forces of nature, spirit, intellect, and humanity — in conflict and in unity — creating the potential for discord and for balance and harmony.”
Compositions may be for voice only, single instrument or for ensembles of up to 5 instruments. Instrumentation is at the choice of the composer, but must use only acoustic instruments and percussion.
Thomas Loewenheim: Music Director, Youth Orchestras of Fresno
Professor of Cello, CSUF
Steve Alcala: Latin Jazz Musician and Music Educator
Julie Ann Keller: Owner/Teacher at California Arts Academy
Director: The Tempest
AWARDS: $500.00 per Category.
CATEGORIES: Compositions should be based on the scenes and speeches listed below
and fall in to one of three categories:
1. Songs: Songs of Ariel:
Come unto these yellow sands…Full fathom five, thy father lies
Act I, Scene2. Lines 450 ff.
While you do snoring lie,. . . awake, awake
Act2, Scene 1, Lines 345 ff.
Where the bee sucks, there suck I
Act V, Scene1, Lines 96 – 103.
Marriage Hymn of the Goddesses; Act IV, Scene 1, Lines 118-130
2. Background Music: Storm and Shipwreck
Act I, Scene 1
Act III, Scene 3, Lines 60 -101.
Caliban – Be not afeared. The isle is full of noises
Act III, Scene 2, Lines148-156
Prospero’s Benediction: Our revels now are ended
Act IV, Scene1, Lines 165-180
Prospero’s Spell- You elves of hills, brooks,. . .
Act V, Scene 1, Lines 42 -66
3. Dance Music: Masque of the Wedding Goddesses
Act IV, Scene 1 beginning Line 66 ending line 159, including the
HOW TO APPLY:
1. Send notice of intent to apply by:
December 15, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice must include:
Name, age, e-address and telephone.
Category or Categories in which you plan to apply
Name of Music Director and School you attended
A brief statement of your musical background: instruments you play, teachers
and mentors with whom you have worked, other compositions if any, groups
or ensembles with whom you perform etc.
2. Submit scores electronically at email@example.com. by 5:00PM PST,
February 1, 2014.
All submissions must be in electronic manuscript form and indicate complete
3. Semi-finalists will be asked to arrange for musicians to perform their piece/s at the
semi-final concert on April 22, 2014.
The Competition Committee will be available to provide contacts and some
assistance, but the arrangements and rehearsal will be responsibility of the
Questions and requests for further information may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include e-mail address to which you would like us to send a reply..
Letter of intent to apply: December 15, 2013.
Final manuscripts to Judges: February 1, 2014
Semi-finalists announced: March 1, 2014
Finalists Awards performance: April 22, 2014