Conference Student Composition Contest

2019 OMEA State Composition Contest

Deadline November 15

2019 Student Composition details & grading rubric (PDF)

The purpose of the OMEA State Composition Contest is to promote music literacy, music theory, and music composition for students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

 

Link to submit your student composition (google form) It is helpful to have a Google account to submit this form.

 

The purpose of an OMEA State Composition Contest is to promote music literacy, music theory, and music composition for students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Compositions may be written in any style or genre and for any solo or combination of instruments or voices (instrumental, choral/vocal, or electronic).

Minimum length of composition:

o Elementary composers (grades K-5): 1 minute

o Middle School composers (grades 6-8): 2 minutes

o High School composers (grades 9-12): 3 minutes

Student compositions must be submitted electronically by an OMEA member teacher on behalf of the student. Teachers must have a google account to complete the form and upload the compositions. Compositions must be in the following formats:

   a. [REQUIRED] A pdf file of the music written in traditional music notation.

       i. Music may be neatly hand written on staff paper, then photocopied and converted to a pdf.

       ii. Music may be written using a computer music writing program (Sibelius, Finale, Notion, etc.) and converted to a pdf.

   b. [Optional, but highly encouraged] A live recording (mp3 file) or an electronic/midi/computer generated performance (mp3 file).

 

Application fee – none.

Deadline for submissions Nov 15, 2018.

Winners in each grade category will be notified approximately Dec 15, 2018.

Compositions will be assessed and ranked based on the rubric found on the OMEA website.

Winners and their parents will be invited to one of the OMEA All-State Concerts at the Oregon Convention Center during the 2019 Northwest National Association for Music Education Conference (Feb14-17, 2019), where they will be recognized and receive their award.  Winning compositions will also be shared with the public on the official OMEA website.

Questions can be directed to Josh Rist, OMEA Composition Contest Chairperson,ristjosh@gmail.com