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:
- Grades K-8
- Grades 9-12
- 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
- 2018 Electronic Music Composition Competition Rules and Entry Directions
- Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2018
- All applications are submitted on online through Submittable
- Create a new account at https://manager.submittable.com/signup.
- Go to https://nafme.submittable.com/submit/102840/2018-nafme-electronic-music-composition-competition
- Fill out all fields on the form, and upload all necessary files, which include:
o PDF of your score score
o MP3/audio file of the composition. Midi files are acceptable (from composition software applications).
- Submit payment for the application ($40).
- Questions? Contact: Brendan McAloon
The schools of the winners in each category will receive a one-year subscription to Soundation4Education, 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.
2017 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition Winners
Anika Fuloria, “Calling All The Haters,” Los Altos, California
- Teacher, David Hart
Tristan McMahon, “Electro Rush,” Derby, New York
- Teacher, Paul Siekierski
Michael Jan, “Mist and Stars,” Great Neck, New York
- Teacher, Janine Robinson
Stephanie Chow, “Closer,” Bloomington, Illinois
- Teacher, Jason Landes
Hunter Galvin, “Far Away With You,” Schagticoke, New York
- Teacher, Jacqui Paglialonga
John Nydam, “7604319145,” Wellesley, Massachusetts
Contact: Kristen Rencher