- Nominations will be accepted for individual works by living composers and from composer estates that hold copyright in the nominated work.
- Multiple nominations of works by the same composer will not be accepted.
- Works written and/or premiered after January 1, 1949 are eligible for nomination.
- Nominated works:
- may have already received a premiere performance;
- must not have been commercially recorded (such works are ineligible); and
- must be at least fifteen (15) minutes and no longer than twenty (20) minutes in duration.
- Nominations may be submitted by individuals and institutions of all nationalities, faiths, backgrounds and communities.
- Composers of nominated works may be of any nationality, faith, age, gender, background and level of experience.
- Any nominator (individual or institution) may submit a maximum of two (2) nomination packages, each of which must be for a different composer and their work.
- Eligible works must be shown to be relevant to the field of Jewish music (a written explanatory note must be provided.) Please see below the Foundation’s definition of ‘What is Jewish Music’ to ensure that the nominated work complies. All works that do not comply with this definition will be disqualified.
The Nomination Package
Please note: all documents and media must be submitted electronically via the online application portal on or by Friday May 5, 2023.
All Nomination Packages must include:
- a completed nomination form;
- a completed work description form;
- a biographical note on the composer of the nominated work (not to exceed 500 words), including pertinent information as to the composer’s engagement with Jewish music;
- the full score of the nominated work in PDF format;
- It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure clarity and legibility of the score.
- A live audio recording of the nominated work (if possible) in MP3 format or a MIDI simulation where a live recording is not available;
- where a nominated work contains cultural content not original to the composer, proof of permission to use such cultural content (e.g. text, music, audio recordings, or the like); and
- a written explanatory note (not to exceed 1,000 words) describing those aspects of the nominated work that are relevant to Jewish music.