Cum Laude Music Awards


Any possible combination that includes up to 10 parts. It can be present works for a single / solo instrument alone but not for voice a capella. As an example we could cite:

          Piano Trio
          String Quartet
          String Quartet and Soprano
          String Trio
          Viola and Piano
          Piano Quintet
          String Quartet and Choir
          String Quartet Amplified
          Choir and Piano

Registration Rules

01. Composers can participate without age limit but of any nationality and over 18 years old, regardless of their place of residence and any publisher who has the publishing rights of a composer.

02. The works in competition cannot be longer than 20 minutes, nor shorter than 3 minutes.

03. The works may have been premiered and/or recorded previously, but never premiered in Spain.

04. There is a registration fee for each work that a composer submits to the contest of $45/45€ that will be paid online through PayPal.

05. A single PDF file must be provided for each registered work, containing the complete score and parts, and an audio file in mp3 format containing either a recording of a performance or a simulation made in MIDI. Also attached must be all the composer's contact details, a biography including the composer's age and year of birth in no more than 250 words, a high-resolution color photograph, and an e-mail address. All this material will be sent through the web page that the Non Profit Music Foundation will enable the composer once the registration fee has been paid.

06. Each composer or publisher may submit without limit the works he considers suitable to the instrument templates shown above. The material submitted for registration will not be returned to the author and will be destroyed afterwards, except for the prize-winning works for dissemination. By submitting a work, the composer explicitly acknowledges that he or she owns the copyright and exploitation rights of the work and that he or she exonerates the Non Profit Music Foundation from any responsibility for the use of the work.

07. The composers or publishers of the awarded works will assign their rights free of charge for the recording, performance, premiere and television broadcast, as well as the image rights without prejudice to the copyright derived from the concepts of public performance and mechanical reproduction that will be controlled by the Sociedad General de Autores de España and that they will receive through the same in their corresponding copyright management entities in their respective countries.

08. The works registered must be intended to achieve a new audience for classical music in such a way as to stimulate the creation of new audiences for it. To this end, for each registration, digital access will be provided to a recording published by the Non Profit Music Foundation that meets this intention.

09. The languages for vocal music must be among the following: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin.

10. The deadline for registration is July 31, 2023.

11. Under no circumstances the registration fee will be refunded. Once the payment has been made, it is understood that all the rules have been understood and accepted. In case of doubt, please use the contact form before registering. The accepted languages for communication are Spanish and English.

12. No one related to this institution or to the members of the jury may participate.


The Non Profit Music Foundation will receive the registered works by composers with all rights necessary for take out the Cum Laude Music Award.

Non Profit Music Foundation will not pay financial compensation under any circumstances whatsoever for the use of works that the authors enrolled in the contest.

In any case the companies mentioned are sponsors of the prize. They are cited here with the commitment that the Non Profit Music Foundation will hire them to ensure the dissemination of the winning works in the Cum Laude Music Award only with their hiring limited by section 9 of the prize rules.

In any case the Non Profit Music Foundation guarantees that Spanish Radio Television is obliged to videotaping and subsequent broadcasting of all and each of the winning works.
Cum Laude Music Awards
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