Category: Competitions

Composition Competitions – Humor and Perspective

COMPOSITION COMPETITIONS – HUMOR AND PERSPECTIVE: Composition Competitions are rough.  There’s no doubt about it.  You’re putting your masterpiece out there, hoping that the judges can actually hear it and understand what you were trying to accomplish.  Sometimes they do understand your piece, and very often, for any number of reasons, they don’t.  Don’t despair.  […]

Online Composition Competitions – Pros and Cons

Online composition competitions are popular and well-received, but they are not without their challenges!   Here are some of the pros and cons to conducting these competitions online. Pros: Newly composed music can reach a world-wide audience quickly and easily. Composers can post an online address to their piece on Facebook or other sites. Composers can […]

Scary 2015 Voting

Final Results 5th Annual Sixty Scary Seconds composition competition! Online Composition Competitions – Pros and Cons Final Winners Results: The Playground – by Raquel Bouchaya Did You Hear That – by Michael D Jones A Night at the Ruins of the Ballroom – by Themis Vasiliou (tie) In 3 Days – by AlexanderPaprotny (tie) Libera […]

MTNA Composition Winners 2015 – North Carolina

MTNA COMPOSITION WINNERS 2015 – NORTH CAROLINA: Congratulations to our great student composers for their wins in the 2015 MTNA Composition Competition for North Carolina.   These awards were announced on September 27, 2015. MTNA, the Music Teachers National Association, sponsors a yearly composition competition in each of the 50 states.  Each state chooses winners […]

MTNA Composition Winners 2014 – North Carolina

Congratulations to our great student composers for their wins in the 2014 MTNA Composition Competition for North Carolina.   These awards were announced on October 2, 2014. MTNA, the Music Teachers National Association, sponsors a yearly composition competition in each of the 50 states.  Each state chooses winners and honorable mentions. It is quite an […]

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