Composition Contest

With the goal of nurturing interest in new music composition from young area composers, the WSO and SHU invites high school and first-year college students to submit a new composition for review by a panel of three judges.

Download a Flyer (pdf)

Categories for 2020:

Any one of the following ensembles:

  • string orchestra
  • symphony orchestra
  • wind ensemble
  • concert band

Duration:   Between three (3) and ten (10) minutes.

Requirements: Completed application form
$15 application fee (check payable to WSO)
Hard copy of the score (winners need to provide parts)
MP3 or MIDI recording helpful but not required

Application deadline: April 17, 2020

Awards: All entries get written feedback from the judges.
Winner (s) will receive at least a recorded reading session, possibly a live concert performance in the 2019-20 school year.
Cash awards: TBD

Send materials to:
WSO Academy of Music
Attn: Composition Contest
951 Old Salem Road
Greensburg PA 15601

Questions? Contact Morrie Brand, [email protected]

 

 

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