FirstNote Spring 2016 – Short list & Judges results


Congratulations to everyone who entered our FirstNote Spring 2016 Composition Contest.  Our five judges have completed their selections.  Each judge selected his/her favorite eight pieces, and all pieces which received three or more votes (60%) now comprise the Short List:


Short List

Double Clarinet Concertissimo
Early Spring
Folio Cinque
In Seaspray, Barefoot
In the Woodside
Singing of Flowers

The next step is for each composer of one of the pieces above to complete his/her MusicWiz profile, so that your adoring public can find you and possibly contact you!  For help, go to Quick Start.

Make sure your email address is valid and will accept email from us, so that we can communicate about prizes, publications, possible performances and other opportunities.  When everyone’s information is complete, we will begin the public voting to determine the Public Winners.

There will also be an announcement of the Staff Picks.  MusicWiz staff is not allowed to judge for the short list, but is allowed to name their favorites from the entire contest.  If your piece didn’t make the short list, it still might be one of the Staff Picks.

There were many excellent pieces in this competition, and all the judges report that it was a daunting task to narrow down their choices to only eight.   The results of the judge’s voting is listed in detail below.  Please note that several judges made comments about pieces that didn’t make their list, but that they felt deserved some recognition or suggestions.

Excellent work, one and all!