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Samantha Strowd – Five Cats, Something Like That

Samantha Strowd – Five Cats, Something Like That

Everything about the competition sounded like fun! The year was 2011. The sponsor was a performance group in Hanover, Germany, who was giving their third annual Composers Competition. The Plathner Eleven chamber group certainly had a sense of humor and creativity. The rules for the competition were similar to other competitions, except for the theme […]

Composition Competitions – Friend or Foe?

Composition Competitions – Friend or Foe?

Composition competitions can be daunting, delightful, stressful, playful … it all depends on the competition! What makes a successful composition competition?  What environments and incentives bring composers back again and again to enter another new piece? I’ve had a lot of experience with composition competitions, since my own students enter them faithfully every fall, and […]

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