School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music
|School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music|
|Summary:||High School Competition|
|Date Posted:||11 March 2015|
This High School Composition Contest is offered jointly by the School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music. It’s intent is to encourage the composition by high school students of high quality music that is accessible to reasonably well-developed high school music ensembles and performers. While this is the first year of the Contest, it is intended that it be an annual event.|
The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:
1) $1000 cash
2) Public performance and recording by the appropriate Azusa Pacific University music ensemble.
3) Consideration for publication by J.W.Peppers publishing arm, Wingert-Jones Publications.
4) A complimentary subscription for J.W.Pepper’s My Score® self-publishing platform, valued at $99.
There are five categories of music being sought for the Contest. They are listed below, along with the length limitations for each category.
1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes
2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes
3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes
4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes
5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes
Plan to submit a properly notated score and demo recording. The winner in any category will be expected to provide clear, readable parts for the appropriate ensemble. Details are at the “How to Enter” tab above.
The choral composition may be accompanied or unaccompanied. It can be for mixed chorus, women’s choir, or men’s choir. Any accompaniment should be limited to piano and/or no more than two other common instruments.
The chamber composition may be for string quartet, string quintet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, piano trio, piano quintet, guitar ensemble, guitar with bowed strings, or any common solo instrument. Other small groupings may be considered. If you would like to compose for a non-standard chamber group, it is suggested that you send email to email@example.com with a description of the ensemble to get approval of the ensemble for which you wish to compose.
Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.
Jazz Ensemble (big band):
Please see the “Contest Rules” tab above for further details, and the “How to Enter” tab for instructions about how to apply for the contest and submit your composition(s).
The contest is not yet “live.” It will be opened on April 1, 2015. After that time, questions not answered at the Contest Rules and How to Enter tabs may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.