2020 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition

The 2020 Electronic Music Composition Competition prize is  provided by Soundtrap, A Spotify Company.

About the Competition

The NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition recognizes outstanding compositions and highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum. Entries will be judged based on their aesthetic quality, use of electronic media, and the power of the composition.

Association member adjudicators will select a winner in each of the following categories:

  1. Grades K-8
  2. Grades 9-12
  3. Collegiate
  • Each entrant must be sponsored by an NAfME member teacher, or be a NAfME Collegiate member in good standing.
  • 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)
  • View Competition Winners from Previous Years

How To Apply

2020 Electronic Music Composition Competition Prize

A winner and their NAfME-sponsoring teacher in each category will receive access to the following prizes:

  • Students: Soundtrap is a collaborative, easy-to-use, online recording studio you can access, edit and produce audio from any device. Winners (Age 13+)* will receive a 3 Month Premium Personal Soundtrap Account. This includes unlimited project storage, access to all loops (2980+), all instruments/sounds (210+), Antares Auto-Tune® and Time Restore. Retail Value $29.97. *If the winner in the category of K-8 is under the age of 13, account access will be handled through the teacher and/or parent.
  • Teachers: Soundtrap is a collaborative, easy-to-use, online recording studio you can access, edit and produce audio from any device. Teachers of the winners will have access to Soundtrap for Education for one-year (up to 50 users). This includes unlimited project storage, access to all loops (2980+), all instruments/sounds (210+), Antares Auto-Tune®, Time Restore and project administration/organization in a safe COPPA compliant walled-garden (Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canvas integrated). Retail Value $249.
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2020 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition Winners

K-8

Matthew Lee, “Breakthrough,” Allendale, New Jersey

  • Teacher, Daseul Kim
  • School, Primoris Academy

Honorable Mention:

Braylon Cook, “Rapid Fire,” Jacksonville, Florida

  • Teacher, Lisa Butler
  • School, Riverside Presbyterian Day School

Jackson Laird, “Alive,” Columbus, Georgia

  • Teacher, Samuel Brown
  • School, Rainey-McCullers School of The Arts

High School

Elijah Croyle, “Soul Dog,” Snohomish, Washington

  • Teacher, Tadd Morris
  • School, Glacier Peak High School

Honorable Mention:

Madeline Cahill, “Time Machine,” Los Angeles, California

  • Teacher, Stephen Billington
  • School, New Roads

Preston Leatherman, “To Mars and Back,” Defiance, Ohio

  • Teacher, Brett Grime
  • School, Tinora High School

Shawn McIntire, “Birth of a Legend,” Lake Villa, Illinois

  • Teacher, Elliott Hile
  • School, Lakes Community High School

Collegiate

Estevan Olmos, Cali-Mexup,” Clovis, California

  • School, California State University — Fresno

Honorable Mention:

Daniel Cobo, “You’ll Never Get To Heaven,” Rancho Cucamonga, California

  • School, Azusa Pacific University