TI:ME Announces National Composition Contest
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Who competes: Students in grades 3-12 and college students compete in age categories.
Fees: none (but instructor must be an active TI:ME member, or student must be a current student member)
Prize: Recognition by TI:ME, NoteFlight Premium*
How to enter: Read this information and complete the form here:
You will need one of the following to enter: YouTube Account, GoogleDrive Account, or DropBox Account.
TI:ME Composition Contest
TI:ME Announces its first annual composition contest. The deadline for entries for 2016 is April 30.
The contest is open to students in ages K-12, and to those in college, but students will compete with students of similar age in the following categories:
- undergraduate college
- graduate college
FEES: There are no fees for entering the composition, but students must list a teacher who is a current TI:ME member to enter the composition, or alternatively, they may join TI:ME as a student member.
The contests are judged by TI:ME officers and/or leadership. All decisions by TI:ME are final.
All students will receive positive constructive criticism for their projects. Judges may select a winner for each category and age group, and may list 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places provided there are quality projects.
Judges will use the following criteria to evaluate projects, ranking each project from 1 to 5 in each of the following areas (5 is best).
____ Originality and Creativity.
____ Melodic development is musical and expressive as appropriate for the style of the piece.
____ Rhythms are interesting and varied as appropriate for the style of the piece.
____ Harmonies enhance the musical impact of the piece.
____ Formal development and variety are evident.
____ Stylistic consistency and interest are evident.
____ Overall musical impact.
____ Everything else
These are the categories into which students may enter projects.
Original compositions created using technology including works for traditional and/or electronic instruments. Compositions should prominently illustrate creative use of technology. Projects incorporating use of prerecorded loops will not be considered in this category. All compositions, including those intended for live performance, should be rendered or synthesized in some digital manner (MP3, CD, laptop) as there will be no space provided for live performance. Please provide a brief (150-200 words) description of the process used to complete the work.
Covers, Remixes & Loop-Based Projects
Arrangements/recordings of pre-existing songs, song samples and projects incorporating a combination of original material and prerecorded loops. Projects should demonstrate originality in musical choices and creative use of technology. All projects should be rendered or synthesized in some digital manner (MP3, CD, laptop) as there will be no space provided for live performance. Please provide a brief (150-200 words) description of the process used to complete the work.
Works demonstrating the convergence of music with more than one discipline, which may include art/photography, video, broadcast journalism, digital storytelling and so on. Works need not be original compositions, but should reflect creative use of technology. Please provide a brief description of the process used to complete the work.
Distinctive projects that utilize technology for a specific purpose. Works may include the creation of new electronic musical instruments, interactive music systems, software projects to aid in composition, performance, and music instruction, and more. Projects should be self-contained for a simple demonstration.
To enter, please read the directions and complete the form here:
*"Winners will receive a 3-year subscription to Noteflight Premium, a $150 value! Noteflight is the world's first and best online notation software and can be accessed on any web-enabled device. Try it for free at www.noteflight.com."