2021 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition

Electronic Music Composition Competition

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)

Up to nine selected composers will receive cash awards. All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions.

How To Apply

  • Applications for the 2021 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition are closed.
    • Application for the 2022 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition will be announced in January 2022.
  • Questions? Contact: Programs@nafme.org 

2021 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition Winners

K-8

Jackson Laird for the piece, Run Away

  • Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts, Columbus, Georgia
  • Teacher, Samuel Brown

Honorable Mention:

Celeste Arndt for the piece, Lava

  • Excelsior Elementary School, Excelsior, Minnesota
  • Teacher, David Davis

Secret McNair, Carre Price, Kemani Heath, Aniyah Allen, and Jermiah Bademosi for the piece, We Black

  • Center City PCS: Trinidad Campus, Washington, DC
  • Teacher, DeAnte Willis

High School

Jessica Taylor for the piece, Cherry Plum

  • Weaver Academy, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Teacher, Howell Ledford

Honorable Mention:

Grant MacMillan for the piece, Nimbus

  • Loudoun County High School, Leesburg, Virginia
  • Teacher, Lisa Fiorilli

Cameron Woody for the piece, Creature

  • Weaver Academy, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Teacher, Howie Ledford

Collegiate

Crystin Williams for the piece, Showing Color

  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina

Honorable Mention:

Nate Krebs for the piece, Boolean Input,
in collaboration with Andrew D. Meyer on Alto Saxophone

  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

 

View Competition Winners from Previous Years

*Submission implies permission for NAfME to perform and record all selected works.