The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce a unique opportunity for composers to create a companion piece to Aaron Copland’s iconic Fanfare for the Common Man. Fanfare for the Hartford Woman will be a short composition inspired by the Copland masterpiece, utilizing a similar instrumentation and duration. Applicants are invited to submit an original composition for consideration by the HSO’s Music Director, Carolyn Kuan, and artistic staff. Following are the winning prize, rules and eligibility, and application procedures.

The winning prize includes:

  • Five performances of the winning composition as follows:
    • Discovery Concert: Heroes! 5/20/15, 10:30am
      Mortensen Hall, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford, CT
      Conducted by Glen Adsit, The Hartt School Director of Bands
      For more concert information: Heroes
    • Masterworks Concert: Mahler’s Fourth, 5/28/15 – 5/31/15, Various Times
      Belding Theater, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford, CT
      Conducted by Carolyn Kuan, HSO Music Director
      Concert information: Mahler’s Fourth
  • Travel & accommodations to attend rehearsals and concerts.
  • $1,000 Cash Award

Competition entries are due by April 1, 2015, 12:00pm EST.

Rules and Eligibility
How to Apply
Guidelines for Preparing Score and Parts

Any questions about the application process should be directed to Steve Collins, HSO Director of Artistic Operations and Administration: