Senzoku Contemporary Composition Competition


2nd: About the Application

【Application Period】

Application period September 1, 2012 Saturday - October 1, 2012 Monday

(Entries must be arrived by October 1, 2012)

【Division and Instrumentation】

Division A: Orchestral composition

Orchestral composition You can use the following instruments.

The maximum number of persons that can be used are shown in the parenthesis, you can use a part or all of them.

Division B: Percussion instrument

Call for multi-percussion works, solo performance or by between two and five performers.

About musical instruments
(Division B)

  • Timpani
  • Bass Drum
  • Conga
  • Bongo
  • Rototom
  • Timbales
  • Tom-tom
  • Floor tom
  • Snare Drum
  • Piccoko Snare Drum
  • Metal percussion instrument
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Crush Cymbals
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Chromatic Gongs(Thailand)
  • Crotales
  • Hi-hat Cymbals
  • Thunder Sheet
  • Keyboard percussion instrument
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Chimes
  • The others
  • Wind chime
  • Maracas
  • Ratchet
  • Slit Drum(Log Drum)
  • Rain stick
  • Shekere
  • Guiro
  • Vibra slap
  • Slapstick
  • Sleigh bells

【Application requirement】

  1. There are no restrictions on an applicant's age or nationality.
  2. Duration of music composition must be no more than 15 minutes long.
  3. A candidate may only submit one work to either division A or division B.
  4. The submitted composition may not have been previously performed or published.however, a student studying at a music educational institution may submit a composition which was performed or published at his/her educational institution.
  5. The application requires a 10,000 Yen.

【Selection process】


Preliminary Screening:The judge will screen the submitted scores and select a certain number of works in the middle of October, 2012.
Final Selection(Performance competition)April 17, 2013 Wednesday - April 18, 2013 Thursday at Maeda Hall, Kawasaki, Japan.


Division A
Division B


Division A

Division B

The prize will be awarded as described aboveand winners also will be awarded certificates.
The Senzoku Award, the total prize of 200,000 JPE, will be presented through The evaluation by the audience at the finals.

Result announcement

Preliminary Screening

At the beginning of November 2012 is scheduled to be announced on this site.

Final Selection

April 18, 2012 friday is scheduled to announce on this site.


Acceptance of submissions to this competition we have been terminated.