Attention Student Composers: Application Deadline Nears for NAFME's 2014 Electronic Competition Contest



Sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the annual Electronic Music Composition Contest recognizes outstanding compositions and highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum.  The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.  

Each composition will be judged on:

  • Aesthetic quality
  • Use of electronic media
  • The power of the composition
  • It’s presentation in communicating the excitement and effectiveness of electronic music composition in the school curriculum.

Students from K-12 through graduate school are eligible to submit compositions. One winner will be selected in three age categories: K-8, 9-12, and Collegiate

Winning compositions will be featured on the NAfME website.

New this yearThe schools of the winners in each age category will receive a one-year subscription for one teacher (and up to 39 students) to Soundsation4Education courtesy of MusicFirst. Soundation4Education is an online sequencing program that runs inside windows or mac browsers, with password protected access for teachers and students. It functions much like any popular sequencing program, allowing manipulation of over 1800 loops, audio editing, recording, mixing, effects and extensive MIDI features. It can be accessed from any computer 24/7, since it is cloud based and browser based.


  • Each entrant must be sponsored by an NAfME member teacher, or be a NAfME Collegiate member.
  • Compositions should be 5 minutes or less and should either be composed electronically or include electronic instruments (vocal and/or acoustic instruments may be combined with electronic instruments)
  • Entry fee $20 

 Apply for the contest

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