Noosa ISAM Gala: Pierrot Ensemble Composition Competition

The 2019 Noosa ISAM Gala Pierrot Ensemble New Composition Competition is open to all composers, regardless of age or nationality, and is separate to the Noosa ISAM workshop competition.


PRIZE:  First prize will win receive a $1000 cash Prize,  a professional performance and recording of the work at the Noosa ISAM Gala concert by the esteemed ensemble in residence.

ENSEMBLE IN RESIDENCE: Ensemble Offspring is Australia’s pre-eminent adventurous new music group. With a reputation for original and unique programming at the highest level, Ensemble Offspring pursues an agenda of directly shaping the music of our time.

INSTRUMENTATION: Composers can write for the complete ensemble or any line up they so desire – from solo to full ensemble. The ensemble sextet includes

  • flute
  • clarinet
  • violin
  • cello
  • percussion (one performer)
  • and piano.


  • The work must be a recent work, composed in the past two years.
  • Length:  The work should not be longer than 15 minutes, there is no minimum time.
  • Staff and faculty of ISAM, Noosa ISAM or Colorado College may not enter.
  • Judging will be by Noosa ISAM faculty.
  • The judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entry Fee of $28.00 must be paid at time of entry and the fee is non refundable.


  • Submission Deadline: 30 November 2018
  • Judges Meeting: 01 December 2018
  • Result Notification: 03 December 2018
  • Score and Parts due by 04 January 2019
  • Gala Performance 07 March 2019


How To Enter:

Composers will need to fill in the registration form and pay the registration fee by 30 November 2018 to be eligible.  As part of the application, we ask all applicants to supply their piece in two formats: a pdf of your Scores + an mp3 of accompanying audio, either live performances or midi rendering.

The files are to be uploaded to Dropbox and a shared link provided for each individual file. For information on how to set up a free Dropbox account and share files we have provided the following links:

Free Dropbox account                How to share a link from Dropbox

If you have any questions about the application or registration please contact us.

Registration Fees

An Registration Fee of $28 is required by all entering the competition

Gala Pierrot Composition Competition

After payment is made we will confirm that we have your entry and that it has been sent to our judges. Thank you.