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  1. I don't know why more people don't want to do competitions, you're GUARANTEED peer review and a bigger platform to share your music. I'm open to any ideas, I'm thinking solo piano or something similar and simple. Let me know if you're interested and in about a week we'll see who wants to participate and what theme we should use etc. etc. If there are obvious skill differences then we could break it up into groups, but come on people let's get a good group together and see what we all come up with.
  2. Ninth Plant New Music is excited to announce the 35th annual Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award. An award of $1,000 will be given for a new chamber work. The winning work will be performed in the San Francisco Bay Area during Ninth Planet's 2020-21 concert season. Works not awarded prizes will also be considered for programming. This award is excellent for young and emerging composers! Past winners have included now prolific composers such as Mason Bates, Jennifer Higdon, and David Lang. For details and to enter, please visit our website: http://www.ninthplanetmusic.org/ettel
  3. Dear all, This work is written as an Entry piece for the Poor Form Competition. Please check the playlist in Soundcloud: It's again a long time since I upload any of my new works. And yes, I faced many personal and social challenges, and probably I reflected those frustrations and fear in this piece. For the (fantasized) story, here is a short plot: Mov I - Born in Chaos: It is depicting the early life of the Prince born in a falling and chaotic empire. The Prince (As in the heroic theme, uplifting as in Strauss's Poems) is the only thing that gives hope for the e
  4. Hi, i want to share our competition with you. It´s my first posting so please help me if i did something wrong 🙂 Write the Super hit! Inspire the audience with your music and win prize money totaling 11.000€ with your composition – take part in the Progressive Classical Music Award 2019! Compose new music for two violins that goes under the skin and sweeps audiences off their feet. There is no limit to your imagination. Using virtuosity or simply great emotionality– always remember that the audience has to be touched or carried away! The style does not matter. Playing
  5. Hello everybody! At the moment the Young Composers website does not have a logo, nor a favicon. So, Chopin and I came on the idea to hold a logo AND a favicon design for the website. This competition is meant to everybody who is a YC member and you do not have to be a professional designer to join. Be as creative as you want! All submitted designs will be showed in the first Young Composers Magazine. After the publishing of this, all YC members can vote which one they like the most. Finally, Chopin can adjust minor things if needed. To avoid any ambiguities: Logo:
  6. Musicworks’ 2018 Electronic Music Composition Contest is now open. Musicworks’ annual juried contest spotlights new musical talent from around the world and offers cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard. First prize is $500 CDN, a composer profile in Musicworks 133, Spring 2019 issue (both in print and online) and the composition released on the Musicworks 133 CD. Second prize is $200 CDN and composer coverage on musicworks.ca in 2019. Third prize is $100 CDN and composer coverage on musicworks.ca in 2019. Compose an experimental piece in any electronic-music gen
  7. This is a Link on this website to Shelia's post about a competition, thought I would share in this sub-forum: @pateceramics
  8. My submission for the Winter Competition. It was written pretty hastily over the past week or so, after previous attempts for the competition didn't pan out. All things considered, I liked where it went in the time that I had to write it. I hope you enjoy it.
  9. YOUNG COMPOSERS COMPETITION EMOTIONS Hi everyone! Last year’s winter competition was a little bit laid back so I thought about doing a similar thing this time. Instead of stories, we’re going to do what artists do best and express our emotions! This may sound like a little bit of a happy-go-lucky competition idea, but it’s simply meant to be relatively freeform, but specific enough where the composer should learn a little bit more about themselves, and the listener should learn a little more about them. I hope you all enjoy looking within yourself and showing us all how your l
  10. I am writing music for our school. We are participating in the Grampian's Children's Book Awards and my group have asked me to write some music. This is just the first draft, any criticisms welcome!
  11. Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition http://www.mauricio-kagel-composition-competition.com Considering the relative overabundance of piano literature, it would be seemingly foolhardy to stage a composition competition promoting the creation of new pieces for piano. Everything appears to exist already, even pieces for children and young adults. Still, far too frequently it is precisely this contemporary „educational literature“ which proves lacking in artistic qualities; accompanying a reduction in technical difficulty, with an objectionable reduction in the notion
  12. Variation Project is calling for submission. We are looking to find 5-10 newly composed variations on the canon that was used to compose “Goldberg Variations” by J. S Bach. The canon can be found https://ilyafriedberg.com/variation-project/ Each variation should last between 1 to 6 minutes. You can submit as many variations as you wish, as long as it is done separately. We are launching this exciting project to extend JS Bach’s Goldberg Variation by adding 20-30 newly composed variations. With successful fund raising (please spread the word!) and lots of interests, we hope to bring n
  13. Hello everyone, Thank you to all the entrants for your hard work in completing the Summer 2017 Competition! The judges -- Maarten Bauer and myself -- have also worked very hard since the submission deadline to provide you with helpful critiques and commentary. Detailed commentary will be posted below. Everyone should be proud of themselves for their good work. Without further ado, here are the final scores for the Summer 2017 Competition: - Monarcheon: (TIED FOR FIRST PLACE) Maarten Bauer: 40 / 50 Noah Brode: 44 / 50 TOTAL: 84 / 100
  14. This is my entry for the forum's summer competition. The 4 pieces in the suite are based on the following abstract expressionist art: 'Vir Heroicus Sublimis' by Barnett Newman https://www.moma.org/collection/works/79250 'Autumn Rhythm' by Jackson Pollock http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/57.92/ 'PH-129' by Clyfford Still https://clyffordstillmuseum.org/object/ph-129/ 'Landscape at Stanton Street' by Willem de Kooning http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/kooning-landscape-at-stanton-street-p77158 Here are the score-videos for each the pieces. 'Vi
  15. YOUNG COMPOSERS COMPOSITION COMPETITION Summer of 2017 Welcome to the 2nd official summer competition! It’s a time to go outside and see the sun, concerts, murals, dance, and all things relaxing, and we’re hoping to capture the essence of that for this competition. Modest Mussorgsky famous wrote his piece, “Pictures at an Exhibition”, written after Viktor Hartmann’s paintings of travel were shown at an exhibition in his honor. While some are lost, we’ve been treated to many different musical renderings of different art in the past, including literature, art, and even dance, retrospec
  16. Hello YOUNG COMPOSERS! Many of you may know me as a former administrator on Young Composers (4 to 5 years ago, to be exact). I am now the founder and owner of a fresh online radio station. The mission of our station is the promotion of modern classical music by today's new and emerging composers (including yourselves.) Our station recently completed a call for works that have netted over 6000 live recordings from composers all over the world. As part of our development, we are looking for catchy, innovative, and appropriate jingles to fit our broadcast lineup. Thus, we turn to the n
  17. Young Composer’s Spring 2017 Competition Spring is in the air! This competition is going to be a little different than most others, and will be a based on the following scenario: A regional chamber orchestra is commissioning composers to orchestrate three spring months, specifically March, April, and May, from Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s piano work, The Seasons Op. 37a. The orchestra has the following instrumentation available: 2 Flutes (both can double piccolo) 2 Oboes (2nd oboe can double English horn) 2 Clarinets (Bb, A, Eb, bass clarinet doublings allowed)
  18. Disclaimer by Monarcheon: Congratulations and thank you to all competitors who put so much time and effort into their works. While we do prescribe winners for our competitions, it is so important to recognize the communal event’s purpose of having everyone strive to be their very best. There was no work submitted without merit and it was a pleasure to honor all submissions with my humble opinion. Disclaimer by danishali903: Congrats to all who participated! It was very entertaining to read your stories and hear your music. Since I've been busy for the past few months, my reviews ar
  19. YC Competition: Winter 2017 “…tell me a story…” Hello all, and welcome to the next YC competition! What better way to start off the new year than with some healthy competition? I’m looking forward to great new works from all of you and hopefully, more of you, too! To celebrate the new year, I thought we should all write some stories! We’re going to be writing very programmatic music for this season and I can’t wait to be taken on so many journeys! I’ve kept the theme very general this time so we can see all sorts of takes on so many different life experiences, biographies
  20. Please post LINKS to your submission for the Winter 2017 Story Competition here. Your deadline to post is March 18th. 1. Post your piece in the appropriate forum. 2. Place the link into this thread. Here are the guidelines, as a checklist for you. RULES AND SCORING: Submit a score that represents a story of your choosing. This can be about your own life, someone else's life, a well known story, or anything in between. It simply needs an arc, as does your music. This can be loosely interpreted; one can have many movements with a portion of the story in each, or one long movem
  21. There is a cool Classical Guitar Competition going on on Youtube until April 30th 2017. It is free to enter. All you need to do is record at least one of the "3 Short Pieces" and upload it to your YouTube Channel. You can download the Scores (free!) and the rules (to see how to enter and how to earn points) here: Scores (free) and Rules If you enter, let us know. We would love to see your videos. Have fun! =)
  22. Here is my entry for the November, 2016 competition. Hopefully this uploads right....
  23. This is my modest entry for the 2016 Fall Competition. It's a set of variations for solo alto recorder, recorded in my not-even-close-to-a-studio bedroom. It's me playing it. More information can be read in the Notes pdf file. A link to an actual presentation of the original theme (an anonymous folk music) can be watched here (there's a short lively intro before the music starts): Variações sobre o Siriá.mp3
  24. Here is the official topic for entrants to the fall competition to post their submissions. Please post your submission by posting it FIRST to the appropriate regular forum saying something like "this is my entry to the Fall competition", then posting a LINK to that topic here. Judges are not allowed to comment on these submission links, but other entrants are encouraged to leave some feedback. Remember your deadline is the 25th of November. You all have quite some time left to polish up. Good luck to you all! I'll repost the scoring guides: SCORING: How clear was it that
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