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Composition Competition

COMPCOMP entrance Fee


2018 Winner
Charles Peck
2017 Winner
Saad Haddad
2016 Winner
Fang-Wei Luo
2015 Winner
Matthew Recio

Rift & Shade, Charles Peck

Charles Peck is a composer whose work has been called “daring” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “spell-binding” (Rappahannock News), and “substantial, personal, genuine” (Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music). His music, spanning a range of chamber and large ensembles, has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, Alarm Will Sound, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Symphony in C, the New York Youth Symphony, the JACK Quartet, Sandbox Percussion, the Locrian Chamber Players, percussionist Ji Hye Jung, clarinetist Derek Bermel, and pianist Holly Roadfeldt. He has also been named a winner of composition competitions with the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, the Lake George Music Festival, the Boston New Music Initiative, the Salvatore Martirano Memorial Award, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, the National Federation of Music Clubs, Frame Dance, and Symphony in C, among others. Recently, Peck has received grants from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the McKnight Foundation, the American Composers Forum, and the Cornell Council for the Arts. And his music been featured at a variety of venues and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, the Aspen Music Festival, the Cabrillo Festival, the Mizzou International Composers Festival, the Civic Orchestra New Music Workshop, the Minnesota Orchestra’s Composer Institute, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, the Mise-En Music Festival, the American Music Festival, the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, and the New Music Gathering. Peck currently teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a doctoral candidate at Cornell University.

2019 Submissions

Quartet Nouveau invites composers to submit works for string quartet written in the last 5 years up to 15 minutes in duration. These works may or not have been performed prior to their submission.  No repeat submissions from previous years. The winning composer will be chosen by the members of Quartet Nouveau. The winner will receive $300 and a public performance in the spring of 2020 in San Diego, CA.

Rules for submission: This competition is open to all ages. The winning composer is not required to be present for the performance. One entry per composer. The parts and score must be provided through email via pdf. A recording is strongly encouraged, and MIDI realizations are acceptable. A non-refundable entry fee of $10 will be required to submit a score. Payment via Paypal will be accepted through the website Checks should be made payable to Quartet Nouveau and sent to the address below. The winner will be chosen by December 1, 2018 and a hard copy of the parts and score should be delivered to Quartet Nouveau by January 1, 2020

October 31st, 2019 11:59pm
To apply:
1. email your contact info, parts/score to please put your last name followed by COMPCOMP in the subject line
2. Submit $10 entry fee at via COMPCOMP tab or mail checks to
Quartet Nouveau COMPCOMP
325 W. Washington Street #2-127
San Diego, CA 92103

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