Composition Competitions

The following competitions and performance opportunities are presented by NAfME:

Composition-Competition

NAfME Student Composers Competition

  • The results of the 2021 NAfME Student Composers Competition have been posted.
  • The virtual performance of the winning compositions from the 2020 Student Composers Competition with the award-winning Akropolis Reed Quintet took place on March 29 to close out Music In Our Schools Month®. View recording.
  • Applications for the 2022 NAfME Student Composers Competition will be announced in January 2022.

NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition 

  • The results of the 2021 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition have been posted.
  • Applications for the 2022 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition will be announced in January 2022.

NAfME Student Songwriters Competition

  • The results of the 2021 NAfME Student Songwriters Competition have been posted.
  • Applications for the 2022 NAfME Student Songwriters Competition will be announced in January 2022.

NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles

  • 2021 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles applications have closed. The deadline was September 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.