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2018 Student Composition Contest and Festival

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The Wisconsin Alliance for Composers (WAC) is accepting submissions for its 2018 Student Composition Contest. Prizes will include cash awards and a performance by professional and/or university musicians at the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on March 3, 2018.

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Click here for a PDF of the announcement.

Click here for an application form.

Applicants will submit to one of four categories:

Elementary School (grades K-5)
Middle School (grades 6-8)
High School (grades 9-12)
Undergraduate college

 

Eligibility/Guidelines:

• Applicants must be students studying full time in Wisconsin.
• Submitted compositions must be original works for 1-6 instruments with or without electronics. Purely electronic compositions incorporating no live instruments are permitted.
• Works under 10 minutes in duration are preferred.

Prizes:

• The winning composition in each category will receive a cash award and a performance at the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on March 3, 2018 by professional and/or university musicians.
• The cash prize for each category is Elementary School ($25), Middle School ($50), High School ($75), and undergraduate ($100).
• Several honorable mention compositions will also receive a performance at the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on March 3, 2018 by professional and/or university musicians.
• All winners and honorable mentions will receive a recording of the performance.

Submission Guidelines:

• All submission materials will only be accepted in an email to John Mayrose ()
• Each applicant may submit only one composition.
• Submit application form.
• Submit one legible, anonymous score as a PDF. If the composition is purely electronic, then a score is not required. The only identifying information on the score should be the title. Do not include the name of the student or teacher on the score.
• Submissions must be received by Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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