Composition Contest

Calling all composers!


Media Press, Inc. is holding its 1st annual Solo Percussion Composition Contest! Composers are invited to submit a solo multiple percussion work that is not already published or recorded.

 

We are accepting pdf submissions only at this time. Evaluation of pieces will be blind, so please do not include identifying information anywhere on your submission. To enter, purchase the digital "Contest Submission" item on our website and follow the directions for submission. 

 

Music submissions are accepted from April 1st – December 31st, 2020. Winners will be announced January 2021. 

 

Application Fee: $25.00 USD

 

In addition, we believe our musical community is enriched and enhanced by diversity amongst a number of dimensions including race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class, and religion. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of those populations that have been historically underrepresented in “classical” composition. All compositions will be given complete and careful consideration.

 

Competition Judges:

 

Allen Otte, Percussion Group Cincinnati; Professor Emeritus at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame

 

Jennifer Jolley, Assistant Professor of Composition, Texas Tech University; Composition Faculty, Interlochen Arts Camp

 

 

Prizes:

 

1st Place: $500; publication of your piece by Media Press; 10 printed copies of your piece; a standard composer contract with Media Press, Inc.; a featured spot on the Media Press website; promotion through Media Press social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram); video performance of your piece by Media Press co-owner Joseph Van Hassel on YouTube; professional recording of piece to be released on upcoming solo CD project by Joseph Van Hassel. Your piece will also be sent to Percussive Notes for review.

 

2nd Place: $250; publication of your piece by Media Press; 8 printed copies of your piece; a standard composer contract with Media Press, Inc.; a featured spot on the Media Press website; promotion through Media Press social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram); video performance of your piece by Media Press co-owner Joseph Van Hassel on YouTube. Your piece will also be sent to Percussive Notes for review.

 

3rd Place: $100; publication of your piece by Media Press; 5 printed copies of your piece; a standard composer contract with Media Press, Inc.; a featured spot on the Media Press website; promotion through Media Press social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram); video performance of your piece by Media Press co-owner Joseph Van Hassel on YouTube. Your piece will also be sent to Percussive Notes for review.