Young Composers Contest

Make Music Day

For the second year, the Make Music Alliance is excited to offer a composition contest for composers aged 13-21.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre of May 31 – June 1, 1921, young composers are invited to write a song for an overdubbed, a cappella baritone singer, using text from a first-hand account of the massacre by B.C. Franklin.

A panel of distinguished judges, including composers Hiroya Miura and Trevor Weston, composer/conductor Francisco Núñez, and soprano Talise Trevigne, will provide feedback and select three winning pieces, which will be professionally recorded by baritone Christopher Herbert and released online for Make Music Day on June 21st. Winning composers will also receive a free copy of Finale music notation software.

The submission deadline is May 31stfull details are available on our website.

(Are you over 21? Be a mentor and share the contest with students and young friends!)