Susquehanna University High School Composition Competition
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland high school students currently in grades 9-12 are invited to enter a composition competition hosted by the Department of Music at Susquehanna University. The composer of the winning piece will receive a $1,000 prize and an invitation to the premier of their work at Susquehanna University in the spring of 2023 (March/April).
Works must be for two to seven performers and three to 10 minutes in duration.
Instrumentation is flexible, although standard classical instruments are preferred. For example, a work for two singers, piano, flute, violin and percussion would be preferred over a work for four electric guitars and organ, although that work would still be eligible.
Submissions must be made electronically and should include both a notated score (PDF) and a recording (mp3). The recording may be computer-generated or from a live performance or reading session.
Submissions will be evaluated based on musical quality, originality and appropriateness for performance by undergraduate music majors (student chamber ensemble).