Spring For Music is all about interesting programming. Orchestras compete to be part of S4M based on the programs they propose. What do you think makes an outstanding orchestra program? Rather than just discuss it, we invite you to put yourself on the line and submit your own great program. Just like the S4M orchestras, make a case for why your program is a great one. We’ll post it online and visitors to the S4M website can comment and vote on it.
YOU BE THE MASTER PROGRAMMER
The contest opens Monday April 23 and runs for two weeks. When it closes May 5, the program that has received the most votes by visitors to the S4M website will be declared the winner. The winner gets two tickets to each of this year’s and next year’s Spring For Music Festival in Carnegie Hall. We’ll interview the winner for a feature on the Spring For Music website. [see submitted programs]
There are few rules.
- You don’t have to register for Spring For Music in order to vote. To submit a program you need to register. If you haven’t registered yet, you’ll be automatically taken to the registration page when you click to submit a program.
- The voting is set up so that you’ll be able to vote only once for a program. But that doesn’t mean you can’t organize your friends to vote for you or someone you want to campaign for.
- You can vote for multiple programs if you like. There’s no taking back a vote once you’ve cast it.
- There’s no limit on how many programs you can submit. Obviously, programs submitted early in the contest will have more time to win votes than those submitted near the end. And we suspect (though we have no hard evidence for this) that making a compelling case for your program will be an advantage over merely submitting a list of pieces.
- Pieces must be submitted in the order they would be played, and make sure you indicate where the intermission(s) (if any) would be.
- There is no changing a program once you have submitted it. If someone votes on a program, that’s the program they’re voting on, so it can’t be changed.
- Winner will be contacted after the contest closes to make arrangements for recordings and broadcast.