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2023 Symposium & Prizes Announcement


The Twisted Spruce Music Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 symposium and prizes for participants. During the symposium guitarists and composers from around the world network, and are paired to produce a unique set piece for competition. Pre-formed collaborators may register together, collaborators may request pairing during the first-week networking process, or collaborators are paired based on level and work samples. Please visit www.TwistedSpruce.org, or direct questions to twistedsprucemusic@gmail.com.


Prizes for guitar

  • $1000 cash prize

  • Handmade concert guitar by Wilson Burnham valued at $8000.00

  • EP with Frameworks Records

  • Published performance edition (peer review applies)

  • Feature in subsequent symposium

  • Concert with the Bloomington Classical Guitar Society (BCGS)

Prizes for composition

  • $1000.00 commission

  • Virtual premiere and video set to animation

  • Published score (peer review applies)

  • Feature to subsequent symposium

  • Possible single or EP release with Frameworks Records

Prizes for the collaborative team

  • $200.00 Split

  • Published score/performance edition (peer review applies)

  • Feature in subsequent symposium

Timeline

  • July 8, 2023 - Registration ends

  • July 10, 2023- Week 1 Symposium workshops & networking

  • Aug 7, 2023 - Week 2 check-in

  • Sept 1, 2023 - Score submission deadline

  • Oct 15, 2023 - Guitar video submission deadline

  • Oct 29, 2023 - Reel and awards announcement

Repertoire (Guitar)

  • 5-min free repertoire

  • 5-min piece written after 1993 (past 30 years)

  • 5-min work written during the symposium for you


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