composition COMPETITION

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

The Lakeview Orchestra invites classical music composers to apply to its inaugural Composition Competition. The winning composition will be performed by the Lakeview Orchestra on April 30, 2019 and the composer will receive a $500 honorarium.

The Composition Competition is open to all classical music composers.

$25, payable online here.

Candidates must submit an online application and provide a score and recording of their composition (midi or other computer-generated recording is acceptable). The length of the work must be no longer than approximately 15 minutes, and the piece should be scored for a standard orchestra without the need for uncommon instruments, harp or piano, or augmented sections.

The application form and application fee are due by midnight on March 15, 2019. The winner will be notified on or about April 1, 2019.

The competition winner will receive a $500 honorarium and the Lakeview Orchestra will perform the composition on its concert on April 30, 2019 at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, IL. Additionally, the orchestra will include a biography of the winner on its website and provide a recording of the dress rehearsal and concert.

To apply, complete the following on or before March 15, 2019:

  1. Email a PDF score to

  2. Email a recording to

  3. Pay the $25 application fee online here.

Questions or concerns should be directed via email to: