PORTLAND — The Portland Chamber Music Festival invites composers of all ages and nationalities to enter its 2015 International Composers Competition. The winning composition will be performed during PCMF’s 22nd summer season (Aug. 13-15, 2015) and the winning composer will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

The International Composers Competition was established in 2006 in support of PCMF’s strong commitment to the creation and performance of contemporary chamber music. The instrumentation for 2015 submissions is Piano Trio (piano, violin and cello) and works must be no longer than 15 minutes. The submission deadline is Feb. 13, 2015; the winner will be announced no later than April 3, 2015.

Detailed guidelines and submission instructions are available at http://www.pcmf.org/support.php.

Founded in 1994, the Portland Chamber Music Festival features acclaimed artists from the United States and abroad performing a wide range of contemporary and classical chamber music. Since 2007, the Festival has made its home at the Abromson Community Education Center at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. Performers at the 2015 Festival will include current members of the Chicago and Houston Symphonies, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and many other renowned ensembles.

Known primarily for its four-concert summer season in August, PCMF’s events also include a Children’s Concert, an annual Composers Competition, a contemporary chamber music concert series at SPACE Gallery, a Young Artist Apprentice program, and various education and community outreach activities. For more information, visit pcmf.org.

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