songSLAM 2017

Thank you so much for your interest in songSLAM 2017! Applications for songSLAM will be available here on March 1, 2017.  


- Registration is free and opens on March 1st at 6pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

- Performance slots will be given to the first 10 applicants to apply; there will also be 5 alternate slots in the event of cancellations.

- Original compositions presented at 2017's songSLAM must be composed for voice and piano, featuring texts in any language that are in the public domain or used with written and signed permission, and will receive their world premiere at our event.

- Songs should be no more than 5 minutes in length.

- A composer can only submit ONE song for the event. Performers can only perform in ONE song for the event.

- There is no age limit for those who wish to apply.

-Prize money is as follows: $1,000 for first place, $600 for second place and $400 for third place and will be awarded by the audience.

-Further prizes may be granted at the discretion of the Co-Artistic Directors of Sparks & Wiry Cries, including but not limited to: professional recording for use by the composer and performers, and online publication and sales of winning songs, hosted through Sparks & Wiry Cries’ website.

Information about the performance & premieres:

- Tuesday April 25th @ HERE Theater, 145 Sixth Ave, New York, NY 10013. 

- Tickets: $5 for students with ID, $10 general admission. 

- Teams are encouraged to bring their friends, as all prizes will be awarded by audience vote!

More details will be available March 1st.

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