The Chamber Music Network

Lucca Chamber Music Festival

30 May, 2018 to 30 August, 2018

The Ninth Annual Counterpoint International Competition 2018 invites works for NYC premieres (as above) and Lucca International Festival for Chamber Music/Composition workshops & concerts, residencies & students registrations now on

 a) Brass solo (trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, or french horn)
 b) ensembles of one brass with organ or percussion
 c)  chamber music (small ensembles)
  Electronics may be added to any of the above instrumental choices    ( instruments that may be included, in addition to flutes and clarinet,  are violin, viola, organ, piano, percussion, and/or guitar in chamber ensemble scores)
Contest Rules:
This competition will have 2 classifications 1) solo  and 2) chamber music ensembles Works may not have been already awarded in other contests.  However, the work may have had a previous performance.  
There is no age limit for entrants, and more than one composition per    composer is permitted.
Application due date is March 15, 2018
Prizes:  First, second, third, prizes are & the option of honorable mentions result in performances in NYC and Italy, with composer residencies in Lucca workshops the last week of July.   Subsequent  performances and collaborations will also be sought. 
Competition information:
Please send pdf copies of works and explanatory note using a pseudonym or keyword to Professor Linda DiMartino Wetherill at  A recording or electronic mockup will be a great help.
Send in other pdf annexes, personal data:  name, sddress, phone, email, a brief curriculum vitae and photo.
Send one brief note explaining composition's origins, sources, techniques used, and other descriptions (one page maximum) to be used as program notes for the performances, along with application fee of 50 euros banknote or US dollar equivalent money order or check payable to Linda Wetherill, comptroller and general director.  This application may also be made with Paypal to
Insieme alla partitura dovra essere inviata unda scheda in busta chiusa (o pdf) contenente nome cognome e indirrizzo, numero di telefono, un breve curriculum e una fotografie.  Le  Partiture posso esser inviate anche in formato digitale (pdf) al seguente indirizzo di posta elettronica e PayPal:
Application materials will be accepted by email at and also by post at  Professor Linda Wetherill, St. John's Hall-Music, St. John's University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, N.Y. 11439.
Le partiture devranno pervenire in forma anonima o utilizzando une pseudonimo al Professoressa Linda DiMartino Wetheril, & anche al St.John's University, Music, SJH- B-10, 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Queens, NY 11439.
Please address questions to Linda at
Our Italian address is recommended for correspondence May 30th-August 30:
Italian office:  Counterpoint-Italy
              via san Ginese, 170
              San Ginese di Compito
              55061  LUCCA,  ITALIA
< Workshops and concerts at the splendid oratori degli Angeli & Istitute Musicale R. Baralli, via degli Angeli #28 in Cental Lucca
Lucca train station is served from Pisa, Viareggio, Livorno, Firenze, and Roma.   Current best airport is Pisa,very very close with service to Lucca every half hour.  (Residencies for composers and instrumentalists will be apartments in the old city, with concerts in Oratorio of Angeli Custode of Institute Musicale Baralli, where rehearsals and classes are also held.