About the Competition

Learn more about the 2015 ALEA III International Composition Prize here.

31st International Composition Competition
6 premiere performances
2 cash prizes

About the Prize
Rules & Guidelines
Application Form

2012 Finalists

Finalists and prize-winners of 2012 ALEA III International Composition Competition.

Past Finalists

Finalists and prize-winners from 1980 to present.

The 2015 ALEA III International Composition Competition Prize

The ALEA III International Composition Prize was established in 1979 and has also been known under the names of the Politis Composition Prize and the Kucyna International Composition Prize. The purpose of the prize is to promote and encourage the composition of new music by young professional composers of all nationalities under 40 years old. Six works will be chosen for performance at the final round on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

During the 30 International Composition Competitions produced so far more than 6,500 scores have been submitted and 215 have been performed. All scores are kept in the ALEA III library for the perusal of students, performers and any other interested individuals.

ALEA III, Performing Arts Ensemble in Residence at Boston University, under the direction of Theodore Antoniou, will rehearse and perform the compositions of the six finalists. ALEA III is well known for its dedication to the presentation of new works and, owing to its flexible instrumentation, is uniquely suited to the performing group for this competition. Among the judges will be well known personalities of the Boston music scene.

At the end of the final round concert two works will be selected for a $1,500 and a $500 cash prizes respectively. The judges reserve the right to divide the award money or to decline to make any award.