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Composition Competitions 


NCMTA Young Composers Contest allows students to compete at the state level.  Students who receive 1st, 2nd, 3rd place or Honorable Mention are invited to perform in the NCMTA Young Composers Recital held at the annual NCMTA Conference in the fall.  Application deadline is August 29 of the current year.

MTNA Composition Competitions start at the state level, then progress through divisional and national.  Application deadline is 3 pm on September 13, 2017.  Winning compositions to be performed at MTNA Conference.  Link to MTNA Composition Competitions information.

Carol Klose - Hal Leonard Composition Competition
Application deadline is July 31, 2016
Link to information on Carol Klose - Hal Leonard Composition Competition

BMI Student Composer Awards for Classical Composers
Link to information on BMI Student Composer Awards

CMTA Beethoven Composition Event encourages the creativity of young composers in the Charlotte, NC, area and offers an opportunity for them to perform their compositions in a recital.  Submission deadline is October 30, 2017.
Recital Sunday, January 28, 2018.  Meet the composition judge at the recital reception.

Guild International Composition Contest - American College of Musicians requires students to submit a handwritten manuscript copy (not computer-generated) of their composition.  Student compositions are judged by internationally known composers.

The National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest starts at the State level.  The 1st and 2nd place compositions in each age division at State level advance to Regional and National competitions.  State application deadline is February 1 of the current year.

The National Federation of Music Clubs Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Awards are offered in odd-numbered years; application deadline is March 1.  For high school grades 10, 11, and 12.

Piano Explorer Magazine (sponsored by Clavier Companion Magazine) holds an annual theme-based composition contest.  Students are asked to compose a piece related to the selected topic.

The e Piano Explorer Magazine (sponsored by Clavier COmpanion Magazine)
encourages the creativity of young composers and offers an opportunity for students to perform
The Piano Explorer Magazine (sponsored by Clavier Companion Magazine), holds an annual theme-bassed composition contest.  Students are asked to compose a composition related to the selected topic.
their compositions in a recital.  T
he composition judge may recognize deserving students with a "Special Commendation".  The students who receive the “Special Commendation” recognition will receive a Gold Seal on their Certificate and their Composition.  Also, a star will be placed by their name in the Recital Program.  The thought behind the Beethoven Composition Event is to encourage students to compose, regardless of where they might be in their musical study.  Each entering student will have the opportunity to perform their composition in the January Recital .   Should the com
position be for an instrument other than the piano, the composer must provide a perfomer.  As an added feature, the student compositions will be displayed on tables in the lobby during the reception.  Performance time should not exceed 10 minutes. 

encourages the creativity of young composers and offers an opportunity for students to perform their compositions in a recital.  The composition judge may recognize deserving students with a "Special Commendation".  The students who receive the “Special Commendation” recognition will receive a Gold Seal on their Certificate and their Composition.  Also, a star will be placed by their name in the Recital Program.  The thought behind the Beethoven Composition Event is to encourage students to compose, regardless of where they might be in their musical study.  Each entering student will have the opportunity to perform their composition in the January Recital .   Should the composition be for an instrument other than the piano, the composer must provide a perfomer.  As an added feature, the student compositions will be displayed on tables in the lobby during the reception.  Performance time should not exceed 10 minutes. 

encourages the creativity of young composers and offers an opportunity for students to perform their compositions in a recital.  The composition judge may recognize deserving students with a "Special Commendation".  The students who receive the “Special Commendation” recognition will receive a Gold Seal on their Certificate and their Composition.  Also, a star will be placed by their name in the Recital Program.  The thought behind the Beethoven Composition Event is to encourage students to compose, regardless of where they might be in their musical study.  Each entering student will have the opportunity to perform their composition in the January Recital .   Should the composition be for an instrument other than the piano, the composer must provide a perfomer.  As an added feature, the student compositions will be displayed on tables in the lobby during the reception.  Performance time should not exceed 10 minutes.