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Weird rejection letters

Bradley Sowash
From: Columbus, OH
Weird rejection letters

Rejection letters are routine for most any composer - you win some, you lose some.  Usually the letters are boilerplate but sometimes they are surprising like this one I received today:

--------------

Dear Composer,

Thanks you for your submission.

After careful consideration, the judges have not seen fit to award a commissiong opportunity to anyone.  The executive board members have been consulted and are in agreement with the judges' opinions.

Sincerely yours,

----------------------

Now, that's a first.  It's hard to believe that not one of the composers who entered know how to write music the way the judges apparently think it ought to be written!

Any other composers want to share their weirdest rejection letters?

 

Bradley Sowash

http://bradleysowash.com

Hank Hehmsoth Ensemble
From: San Marcos, TX
Rejections

There is the infamous Toru Takemitsu Composition Award story.

This Award is unique in that each year only one judge (without committee) is responsible for the outcome.
Each year, the judge examines the submitted scores and selects by his own judgment the compositions to be awarded.
In 1998 György Ligeti stated that all the submissions were rubbish, and no prize was awarded, much to the embarassment of the foundation.

I rather like this story, and never forgot it.
Ligeti has a great sense of individual creativity and humor.

:))