Composition Competitions

The following competitions and performance opportunities are presented by NAfME:

Composition-Competition

NAfME Student Composers Competition

  • The 2021 NAfME Student Composers Competition is now closed. The deadline to apply was April 9, 2021.
  • Results will be announced in the Fall
  • The results of the 2020 NAfME Student Composers Competition have been announced. 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.

NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition 

  • The 2021 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition is now closed. The deadline to apply was April 9, 2021.
  • Results will be announced in the Fall
  • The results of the 2020 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition have been announced.

NAfME Student Songwriters Competition

  • The 2021 NAfME Student Songwriters Competition is now closed The deadline to apply was April 9, 2021.
  • Results will be announced in the Fall
  • The results of the 2020 NAfME Student Songwriters Competition have been announced.

NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles

  • 2020 Applications Open: January 31, 2020
  • 2020 Applications Close: May 15, 2020, at 11:59 PM ET