MUSIC EDUCATION EXPO COMPOSITION COMPETITION for Young Composers

THE MUSIC EDUCATION EXPO COMPOSITION COMPETITION RETURNS! 

This year we are looking for a two minute a cappella choral composition, arranged for SAT.
The entries will be judged by a specialist panel, including choral specialist Daniel Galbreth (conductor and composition PhD student at Birmingham Conservatoire) and Music Teacher Editor Alex Stevens.
The winning composition will be introduced by Julian Lloyd-Webber and performed live at Music Education Expo 2016 by an affiliate youth choir of Birmingham Conservatoire.
If your students are keen to have their work heard by hundreds of attendees, filmed and audio recorded, and performed by a first-rate conservatoire-affiliated ensemble, then get them to enter today! You can download our handy poster to display in your department here.
In association with Birmingham Conservatoire


PRIZES

  • Work premiered on The Expo Stage at lunchtime on day one of Music Education Expo (Thursday 25 February 2016) by a youth choir affiliated with Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Performance audio and video recorded, with footage available for the composer
  • Work printed in the April edition of Music Teacher magazine
  • Plus further prizes to be confirmed! 
  • A copy of Cubase Pro 8.5 (kindly supplied by our friends over at Steinberg)

RULES & GUIDELINES

  • Submission: postal and electronic (PDF or scans) accepted, handwritten or notation software submissions accepted
  • Age limit: 18yrs and under
  • Format: SAT, a cappella and appropriate to mixed ability (choir members will be in the 11-16yrs age range)
  • Duration: maximum 2 minutes

2015 COMPETITION

Our 2015 composition competition - where students were asked to write a piece for brass ensemble - was won by Garrett Norton and Daniel Hall.

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