AOP Music Composition 2021-2022
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Music – Composition Competition
Each year, the Maricopa Community Colleges sponsor a districtwide competition to encourage and recognize student achievement in the following categories:
MUSIC - COMPOSITION
First place winners in each music composition subcategory will be invited to present their work in a live performance as part of the 2022 Artist of Promise Music Showcase on April 21, 2022 in Paradise Valley Community College’s Center for the Performing Arts. If applicable, winning composers are to provide the necessary musicians to perform their compositions.
Artist of Promise Music Composition Competition
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- To participate in the competition, you must be a registered student at a Maricopa Community College (MCCCD faculty members, both adjunct and residential in any discipline are not eligible to participate).
- The Music Composition Competition will have three (3) subcategories: Acoustic Composition, Electronic Composition, and Songwriting.
- Composition entrants must be enrolled in a music composition class, such as MTC240 (Composition lessons), MTC191/192/291 (Electronic Music I-III) or MTC140 (Songwriting), plus at least three (3) other credits in Music classes at their college for a total of 6 during the Fall 2021 semester.
- Prior First Place Composition winners are not eligible to participate.
The adjudication will be completed in late December and winners will be notified in mid-January.
Entry Process Opens: November 22, 2021
Student Entry Deadline: December 10, 2021
● The submitted composition must be an original work, composed and/or completed in the Fall 2021 semester.
● The submitted composition must be between 3 minutes and 10 minutes in duration.
● If the submitted composition features acoustic instruments and/or voices, a fully notated / printed score and an audio file or recording must be submitted. The printed score should be uploaded as a .PDF and the audio file should be uploaded as an .MP3.
● If the submitted composition uses purely electronic instruments or electronic compositional processes and does not have a notated score, a three-to-four paragraph summary of the composition and/or compositional process and an audio file or recording must be submitted. The printed score or written document should be uploaded as a .PDF and the audio file should be uploaded as a .MP3.
● If the composition is submitted in the songwriting subcategory, a notated leadsheet will be accepted as the printed score. The printed score should be uploaded as a .PDF and the audio file should be uploaded as an .MP3.
● Any files containing applicant names will be disqualified.
● The following naming rubric must be used
● First place work in each category will be performed at the Artists of Promise Gala scheduled for April 2022.
● All awards will be issued after the 2022 Artists of Promise Gala.
- $200 for first place
- $125 for second place
- $75 for third place
● Chandler-Gilbert Community College
- Adam Roberts, email@example.com
● Glendale Community College
- Chuck Hulihan, firstname.lastname@example.org
● Mesa Community College
- Craig Peterson, email@example.com
● Paradise Valley Community College
- Christopher Scinto, firstname.lastname@example.org
● Phoenix College
- Rose French, email@example.com
● Scottsdale Community College
- Eric Rasmussen, firstname.lastname@example.org
● South Mountain Community College
- Noah Guttell , email@example.com
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