Student Composition Competition

The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.

Young Composers Invited to Apply for Leonardo 4 Music Awards


Calling all young composers! The Leonardo 4 Children Awards, envisioned as a Nobel Prize for children, is calling on young people across Europe to create original music in response to the urgent issues of climate change, gender inequality, and violent conflict.

NAfME Student Composer’s Competition Opens


Do you have a budding composer in your program (or an alumna/us)? Let them know about the NAfME Student Composer’s Competition. If your students aren’t ready this year, they can listen to recent winning compositions on the website, in the symphonic or reed quartet categories. All submissions get a written evaluation of the work, and 10 winners get cash prizes and performances. Applications are due by March 27. Entry instructions are here.


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