The 2018 BANAUE International Music Composition Competition calls for composers around the Philippines and all over the world to create Banaue-inspired symphonic works. Universal Harvester, Inc., together with the local government of Banaue offers a unique opportunity for songwriters to showcase their skills as they help promote and restore a world heritage treasure that is Banaue.
This is the first time that a competition of this magnitude will be held in the country. With the Grand Prize of 12,000 USD, two Consolation Prizes of 6,000 USD each and a week-long immersion in Banaue, the 2018 Banaue International Music Composition Competition is set to bring excitement and cultural awakening to the selected participants and the province of Banaue.
Twenty (20) Selected Composer-Fellows will be part of the Banaue Immersion Program, where they will learn and experience the local culture and music. With new perspective and inspiration, the Composer-Fellows may revise their entry before the semi-finals.
The Composer-Fellows will rehearse their pieces with an entire orchestra, open for the people of Banaue to enjoy.
Only 10 Composer-Fellows will be chosen as finalists to perform on the Finals Night, that will happen on July 25, 2018 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
The 2018 Banaue International Music Composition Competition is in line with the Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project of Universal Harvester Incorporated headed by Dr. Milagros O. How (President and CEO) and the local government of Banaue led by Mayor Jerry U. Dalipog. With the attention that the event will be getting, may it also create awareness of the current situation of this World Heritage Treasure and encourage people to participate and help.
The deadline of entries for 2018 Banaue International Music Composition Competition is on April 15, 2018. For more details, please visit www.banauemusic.org