New Music for Young Musicians 2018

The James Madison University New Music for Young Musicians Composer Competition recognizes and encourages young composers 28 years of age and younger to compose music for younger ensembles in middle school through high school.

This year the category is Youth Symphony Gr. 2.5 - 3

Five finalists will be chosen by a panel of composers and directors. Finalists will also have their scores bound and deposited in the JMU Music Library Special Collections and will receive a second similarly bound copy for their own collections.

In addition to a premiere performance recorded by an age-appropriate ensemble from within several highly recognized programs in the Commonwealth, First Place composer will be eligible for a travel stipend of $500.00 to work with the premiering director and ensemble. During the preparation period, winners will have the opportunity to interact with the director of the ensemble to refine their piece and will have access to a professional music editor to assist in the preparation of their score and parts, if needed.

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8 Jan 2018