2021 TI:ME Music Technology Composition Festival for Student Members!


After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic, Technology in Music Education (TI:ME) is pleased to announce the return of its (almost) annual Music Technology Composition Festival for 2021. The contest is open to students of any age enrolled in school. Entrants must be TI:ME Student Members. Membership during the entry period and until May 1, 2021 has been reduced to $15. Current student members are automatically able to enter. When logged in, members will see link to “Enter Student Contest” at the top of the site in the menu area.

New student memberships can be purchased here:

The contest is non-competitive. Entries will be awarded gold, silver and bronze certificates and all entrants will receive a gift package of music technology-related items. Exceptional entries will be included in a live Internet broadcast. The contest is open to students enrolled in school at any level. Only one entry per student. In the event of multiple entries the first one receive will be judged and the others disqualified. Contestants may enter in any of the categories listed below. Please read the descriptions on the entry form for details.

Each entry must include a written description of your creative process. How did you start creating the project (what was your influence or impetus?) What process did you go through to create the work? What did you learn during the process of creating your project? (maximum 500 words)

Students may enter in one of five categories, original DAW composition, original notated composition, derivative work (covers, remixes, arrangements), multimedia or applied technology. Entries will be judged on musical content, creativity, technical proficiency and reflection. Please, only one entry per person.

The deadline for entries is May 1, 2021 with awards announced by June 1. Submit questions to Dr. George Hess (george@georgehessmusic.com)

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