2019 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition

Presented by WURRLY

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)
  • One selected composer from each category will receive a one-year subscription to WURRLY’s software.
  • View Competition Winners from Previous Years

How To Apply

WURRLY presents the NAFME Electronic Music Composition Competition!

As the consumer version of WURRLYedu, WURRLY allows you to easily practice, record, submit and share your entry! They have thousands of songs to get you inspired, including many freestyle tracks and even blank tracks so you can record from scratch, collaboration tools, and one touch audio and video filters. Once you have finished recording you can download to your device or share via social media, email or text.

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2018 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition Winners


Winston Schneider, “Ootheca (The Insect March),” Omaha, Nebraska

  • Teacher, Dr. Ken Meints

Honorable Mention:

Harrison TC Le, “Patriot,” Tampa, Florida

  • Teacher, Amy Callahan

High School

Elijah Croyle, “Rush (MP3 available here),” Snohomish, Washington

  • Teacher, Tadd Morris

Honorable Mention:

Cj Rhen, “After The End,” McMurray, Pennsylvania

  • Teacher, Milton Barney

Kai Xu, “Forcefield,” Foster City, California

  • Teacher, Troy Davis


Sterling Severson, Nemesis,” Jamestown, North Dakota

Honorable Mention:

Conner Couch, “Mariana,” Powhatan, Virginia


Have Questions?

Contact: Brendan McAloon