In celebration of Make Music Day 2017, leading music notation software company MakeMusic is hosting a composition contest for young composers, aged 13-21, to write short pieces for wind band.

One piece will be selected by judges James Stephenson, Brian Balmages and Jennifer Higdon to be premiered on Make Music Day in Chicago, New York, Chattanooga, and Cleveland. The piece will be then be made available to all users of SmartMusic Teach Free, for future performances by bands around the country! The winning young composer will also receive a free copy of Finale v25 and other prizes.

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