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2021 – Composition Competition Winners

2021 – Composition Competition Winners

2021– MTNA National Finalists Our student composers look forward to the annual MTNA Composition Competition, a time-honored and prestigious event. They work hard all summer to finish their pieces by the September deadline, then count the days until the winners are announced!  The Southern Division winners were announced December 7th. We are proud to introduce […]

2021 – Playlist for NC 10by10 Play Festival

2021 – Playlist for NC 10by10 Play Festival

Playlist for 2021 NC 10by10 Play Festival September 17-26, 2021 The ArtsCenter Carrboro NC Ten plays … each ten minutes long … ten playwrights … ten actors … nine directors …  To this exciting mix, add nine young composers, ranging in age from 13 – 25.  Pure magic – and a wonderful evening of entertainment! […]

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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