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  1. We invite composers of all ages from around the world to write a new piece exploring “Water” as a theme.  Many composers, from Handel to Debussy to John Luther Adams, have become known for their exquisite musical depictions of water – now it’s your turn!

    Entry Deadline: 8 pm EDT Sun 4/2/17
    Genre: Classical
    Orchestration – Any instruments: solo or chamber music in any combination
    Max Length: 4 minutes
    Theme: Water
    Required: MP3 + Full Score (no parts) and completed MusicWiz.club Profile

    First prize – Public Voting: $50 plus listing in the winners' box
    Second prize – Public Voting: $25 plus listing in the winners' box
    Third prize – Public Voting: Listing in the winners' box
    Staff Pick: $75 plus listing in the winner’s box

    BONUS – CONSIDERATION FOR PERFORMANCE: Reviewers will include professional performers, who may choose one of your pieces for performance.  Please write pieces that real people can play on real instruments! 

    You’re welcome to enter orchestral pieces, which will be eligible for public voting, but if you would like your piece to be considered for performance, only chamber groups of 5 instruments or less will be considered.

    Detailed instructions on entering are found at http://musicwiz.club/ontime-2017-water-news/

    Good luck to everyone!


  2. OnTime 2016 Sunrise gives composers a chance to have their music included in a new app! 

    CompositionContest
    Deadline: Wednesday, July 20th – 8 pm ET
    Genre: Classical or Jazz
    Instrumentation: Any
    Max Length: 3 minutes
    Theme: Sunrise
    Required: MP3 + Full Score (no parts)
    Prizes: Your Music on new App

    There are three ways to win in this contest:

    * Your music may be selected as one of the pieces to be included on a new app.  The app selection committee may choose as many or as few as they think would match the high quality of the app, which will showcase classical and jazz music and great composers.

    * Your music may win first, second or third place in the online Public Voting segment.  Today’s composers are learning to promote and share their music by posting invitations to listen and vote on their Facebook or other Social Media.  We applaud your efforts to make high-quality classical music and jazz accessible to everyone!

    * Your music may win the coveted Staff Pick.  After all the Public Votes are in, the Staff picks their favorite piece from among those that did not win a prize in Public Voting.

    All MP3 files must be "app-ready".  Examples: live performances or high-quality sampled performances

    You can enter this contest or visit previous contests and competitions here:  http://musicwiz.club/competitions/

     

     


  3. My favorite violinist will be graduating from high school in May and going off to conservatory.  We've played together for years, and now we're looking for the most beautiful pieces ever written for violin and piano for our final concert together.  Perhaps YOU have written or will write such a beautiful piece!   The details about this competition are here:

     

    http://virtualartists.com/profiles/blogs/simply-stunning-composition-competition

     

    Good luck - hope you will join us!

     

    --Julie Harris

    Composition Teacher


  4. Annual Halloween Composition Contest for all ages

    Theme:   Scary Sixty Seconds

    Submission: .mp3 format - winners must submit scores for validation

    Deadline for online entry:  Friday October 25, 2013

    Online voting will determine short list of winners

    Final voting will determine top winners at live concert in Chapel Hill, NC, USA

     

    First Prize:  $100 and permanent posting in Sixty Seconds Hall of Fame

    Second Prize:  $50 and permanent posting in Sixty Seconds Hall of Fame

    Details here:  http://virtualartists.com/forum/topics/it-s-s-c-a-r-y-time-again

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