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 Make Music Day 2017
Summary:Band Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 08 May 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: In celebration of Make Music Day 2017, MakeMusic is hosting a composition contest for young composers, aged 13-21. The winner will receive cash and other prizes. In addition, their composition will be made available to all users of SmartMusic Teach Free and will be performed live in select cities as part of national Make Music Day celebrations on June 21st, 2017.

Entries can be created in any notation software. If you do not have any notation software, download a free 30 day trial of Finale and start creating!


Eligible compositions must use (and are limited to) the following instrumentation and should be written at a level of difficulty that could be performed by a typical middle school band:

Bb Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Bb Trumpet
F Horn
Trombone/Baritone B.C./Bassoon
(Please note this instrumentation is available as the Beginning Band template in Finale.)

May 8th All submissions are due by 11:59pm Mountain Time
May 22nd Winning Score is announced
June 21st Winning Score is performed

The winning young composer will receive:
$250 one-time cash prize
Finale v25
Garritan Marching & Concert Band sound library
One-year SmartMusic Student subscription
One-year student membership to American Composers Forum