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The science or art of arranging music by ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination or in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity.
- Only one (1) original notarized
composition with six (6) copies of the notarized original
should be submitted on or before the specified deadline.
The top of each page must include the
contestant’s name, page number and unit name and number.
must be neatly and precisely written on music manuscript
paper, in such a manner that any trained musician could
perform the composition. Before submission, all
electronically generated manuscripts (Finale, Sibelius,
etc.) must be proofread to ensure proper quantization in the
final print generated composition.
must provide a CD recording of the composition and be
prepared to perform or have the composition performed on
site. A piano will be the only instrument provided.
- The composition must not exceed five (5) minutes.
NOTE: The deadline for submission of national registration documents is the first Friday in May. No materials or copies will be accepted at the National Competition.
Contestants Will Be Judged By The Following Criteria:
- Creative sense (10 pts)
- Form (20 pts)
- Harmonic and rhythmic interest (20 pts)
- Strength of melodic line (20 pts)
- Use of theory (20 pts)
- Quality of transcript (10 pts)