2018 Miami International GuitART Festival Composition Competition

The 2018 MIGF Composition Competition welcomes composers to submit new compositions for guitar.


  • Open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
  • Compositions submitted must be written for solo guitar.
  • Compositions must be written for the six-stringed classical guitar.
  • Alternate tunings are acceptable.
  • Fixed media and/or live electronics may be included.
  • Compositions submitted must be in a duration of no more than 15 minutes (10 minutes or less preferred).
  • Composers may submit multiple works.
  • Compositions submitted must be unpublished and should not have been previously awarded.


APPLICATION FEE: $20.00 for each work. Multiple works may be submitted.


1. First, complete online payment through ticket solutions. After completing payment, you will be provided an "order number". Please make a pdf copy of your payment receipt “Print at Home”.
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If you are having a problem with the link above, you can also find it at http://migf.fiu.edu/2018/composition-competition/

2. Download and fill out the Application Form at http://migf.fiu.edu/2018/composition-competition/. Please enter the “order number” obtained through the above process at the indicated field of the form. This will provide proof of payment along with the pdf copy of your payment “Print at Home” receipt.

The application form is a fillable pdf that may be filled out on the computer or printed and filled out manually. Either way, it must be printed and signed before submitting via email in the next step.

3. Submit the following materials along with the completed application form (PDF) via email with attachments to mozgen@fiu.edu. The subject line of the email should read “MIGF Composition Competition 2018” followed by your full name.

a. Score of the submitted work in PDF format. All pages of the pdf should be anonymous (without the real name of the composer) and the first page of score should be labeled with a pseudonym (nickname), title of the work, and date of composition only.
b. If the composition includes electronics, provide the tape or maxpat file or a website link for the fixed media (if any).
c. If available, a recording of the submitted work in mp3 audio file format is recommended (MIDI is acceptable).
d. Completed application form (PDF).
e. PDF copy of your payment receipt “Print at Home”.


One winner and one honorable mention will be selected.
The winner will receive $1,000 cash prize.
The young composers winner will receive $250 cash prize.
The winner and honorable mention will receive a free festival pass for all events.
Judges have the right to award all or some of the prizes or none.
Winning compositions will be announced in January 2018 and posted online at http://migf.fiu.edu/news as well as https://www.facebook.com/migf.fiu.edu
The winning composition will be performed during the festival.

22 Nov 2017
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