2018 NAfME 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)
  • View Competition Winners from Previous Years

How To Apply

  • The deadline for applications has passed
  • Entrants will be notified of the winners by e-mail in mid-May.
  • 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 on Windows or Mac, using the Google Chrome browser, 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

Honorable Mention:

Tristan McMahon, “Electro Rush,” Derby, New York

  • Teacher, Paul Siekierski

High School

Michael Jan, “Mist and Stars,” Great Neck, New York

  • Teacher, Janine Robinson

Honorable Mention:

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 

Have Questions?

Contact: Kristen Rencher