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High School Composition Contest - Hayes School of Music

Wednesday, March 1, 2023


The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University announces a call for scores open to all students currently enrolled in high school. Composers are encouraged to submit one composition to each of the two categories Orchestra and Jazz. Please note the instrumental restrictions and the virtual nature of this call in the instructions below.

A top prize in each category will receive a monetary award, virtual masterclass and/or composition lesson, and a performance by an Appalachian State University ensemble during the Fall of 2023 or Spring of 2024 semester. The runner up in each category will receive a monetary award and a virtual masterclass and/or composition lesson during the Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semesters.

Top prize: $200
Runner up: $100
The top prizes will also receive a video recording of the performance of their competition.

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