Young Composers’ Competition 2019

The annual ASME Queensland Young Composers’ Competition provides the opportunity for young composers from across the state to submit their own works for critique and assessment by our adjudicators who work as professional composers in Australia and vie for a prize at our awards ceremony. Previous entrants and winners of the Young Composers’ Competition have gone on to study composition at a tertiary level or work in the music industry as professional composers. The Senior Vocal/Instrumental prize is presented as a memorial to Matthew Sorensen, a former winner of the Young Composers’ Competition. ASME Qld is forever grateful to Matthew’s family for their generous support of this prize.

YOUNG COMPOSERS' COMPETITION 2019

Young Composers from Years 1 to 12 attending a Queensland school can enter their works across three sections in 2019: Electronic/Film Music, Song Writing and Vocal/Instrumental. Scroll down for full details on this year’s competition.

All entries for YCC are to be submitted electronically. Online entries are open now.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES



 

AGE DIVISIONS & ENTRY FEES

Entries for 2019 will be accepted in all sections for the following age divisions:

  • Primary: Students enrolled in Years 1 to 6
  • Middle: Students enrolled in Years 7 to 9
  • Senior: Students enrolled in Years 10 to 12

The 2019 Entry Fees for the competition across all sections will be:

  • Primary Division: $15 per entry
  • Middle & Senior Divisions: $20 per entry

PRIZES

Please Note: Monetary value of all prizes will be awarded either in cash or gift vouchers.

Primary Divisions

  • First: $50
  • Second: $30
  • Third: $20

Middle Divisions

  • First: $80
  • Second: $50
  • Third: $30

Senior Divisions

  • First: $130
  • Second: $70
  • Third: $50


 

Highly commended students will receive a prize from 4MBS.

ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

Composers will be invited to perform their winning entries at the Finalists’ Concert held at The University of Queensland.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Length of entry:

Senior: Min. 2 mins, 32 bars; Max. 5 mins

Middle: Min. 1 min, 16 bars: Max. 5 mins

Primary: Min. 30 sec, 8 bars: Max. 3 mins


Submission file types:

Vocal/Instrumental Section – PDF and mp3 file

Songwriting and Electronic Music Sections – mp3 file

A short paragraph outlining the intent of the composition must be included and submitted in PDF format.

 

Click HERE to submit your entry!