Prix D’Été Competition Submission Portal and Deadline Extension

The Prix d’Été competition, established by Walter Summer in 1994, encourages Peabody graduate and undergraduate composition students to create music that explores new instrumental, vocal, computer, and multi-media horizons.

The submission process for the Prix d’Été Competition is now open until February 8 at noon.

Winners receive a cash prize and a performance on the Thursday Noon Recital Series concert on Thursday,  April 21.

This year, we will be using online submissions only for the Prix. The submission home page is:

Composers can submit up to two pieces, which have been written during their time at Peabody. This year is a technology mandatory year. Pieces must either be for a chamber ensemble of up to ten players, including a significant technology component, or for fixed media.

Please create a compressed (.zip) folder with an anonymous score and an mp3 recording. Maximum upload size for your zip folder is 64 megabytes.

Multichannel works should be mixed down to two channels.

For fixed media, please include an explanation of your process as a 1 page, anonymous PDF in lieu of a score.


1. Navigate to

2. Click “Make a Submission”. Fill out the form and get your ID number and Password. Please put your PROGRAM NOTES in the ABSTRACT box. These will be the program notes that get printed, so spell check!

3. Click “OpenConf Home”

4. Click “Upload File”.

5. Give your ID Number and password, then upload the single compressed file.

If you want to submit 2 pieces, you must create a new submission and get a new ID number for the second submission.

We will not accept hand delivered scores this year. Any materials with identifying markings will not be scored.

If you have any questions, please email