The ALEA III International Composition Competition
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 are chosen for performance at the final round.
During the 32 International Composition Competitions produced so far more than 6,500 scores have been submitted and 229 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, rehearses and performs 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 are well known personalities of the Boston music scene. At the end of the final round concert two works are awarded.