2024 Syllabus - Composition

Although there is a performance element to these classes, they are intended to gauge participants' ability to share what they create; i.e. musical notation or the ability to write down their works. Accordingly, participants are asked to provide written music as well as a digital file of their composition by Mon., March 27, 2023. Participants will also be asked to perform their music live at the Festival.

Entry fees include a workshop with the Adjudicator. This will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time for participants and Adjudicator.

Digital

This class is for original compositions in any musical genre. You may use as many sequenced parts as you wish. Time limits: 5 min for ages 9 & under, 7 min for all others. An additional 5 min is permitted for setup.

ClassLiveVirtual
Class1801 - Junior 12 & UnderLiveclosedVirtual$30.00Register
Class1802 - Intermediate 13 - 18LiveclosedVirtual$36.00Register
Class1803 - Senior 19 - 28LiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register
Class1804 - Later Stages / Adult 29 & OverLiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register

Instrumental

This class is for original compositions written for Brass, Woodwinds or Percussion instruments. Time limit: 10 min

ClassLiveVirtual
Class1805 - Junior 12 & UnderLiveclosedVirtual$30.00Register
Class1806 - Intermediate 13 - 18LiveclosedVirtual$36.00Register
Class1807 - Senior 19 - 28LiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register
Class1808 - Later Stages / Adult 29 & OverLiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register

Piano

This class is intended for original composition in any style for piano. You may include other instruments or voice in addition to piano but piano is the feature instrument, not simply accompaniment. Time limit: 10 min

ClassLiveVirtual
Class1809 - Junior 12 & UnderLiveclosedVirtual$30.00Register
Class1810 - Intermediate 13 - 18LiveclosedVirtual$36.00Register
Class1811 - Senior 19 - 28LiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register
Class1812 - Later Stages / Adult 29 & OverLiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register

Songwriting

Compose a song in any style, with or without accompaniment. Time limit: 10 min

For Junior - provide a copy of the lyrics for your composition along with a recording.
For Senior - provide a lead sheet showing the chords and lyrics of your composition along with a recording.
For Open - provide complete notated music and a recording.

ClassLiveVirtual
Class1813 - Junior 12 & UnderLiveclosedVirtual$30.00Register
Class1814 - Intermediate 13 - 18LiveclosedVirtual$36.00Register
Class1815 - Senior 19 - 28LiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register
Class1816 - Later Stages / Adult 29 & OverLiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register

Strings

This class is intended for original composition, instrumental or string/vocal, for any string instrument including Guitar and Harp. Time limit: 10 min

ClassLiveVirtual
Class1817 - Junior 12 & UnderLiveclosedVirtual$30.00Register
Class1818 - Intermediate 13 - 18LiveclosedVirtual$36.00Register
Class1819 - Senior 19 - 28LiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register
Class1820 - Later Stages / Adult 29 & OverLiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register

Voice

This class is intended for original composition in classical style for one or more voice parts. Time limit: 10 min

ClassLiveVirtual
Class1821 - Junior 12 & UnderLiveclosedVirtual$30.00Register
Class1822 - Intermediate 13 - 18LiveclosedVirtual$36.00Register
Class1823 - Senior 19 - 28LiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register
Class1824 - Later Stages / Adult 29 & OverLiveclosedVirtual$45.00Register