To apply, simply fill out the appropriate 2021 Contemporary Music Competition Application Form below:
Entries: September 1 – 15
Submit your video recordings for FREE.
If you are approved by the judges to pass pre-screening, you can participate in the final round.
September 1 – October 10
|Free Entries:||September 1 – 15|
|Pre-screening:||September 16 – 20|
|Final Round Applications:||September 21 – 25|
|Judging:||September 26 – October 9|
|Prizes and Recognition Announcement:||October 10|
The 2021 Contemporary Music Competition is open to singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles of all ages and nationalities. All musical instruments, including piano, string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion, and music pieces or movements from composers born in the period 1900 – present will be accepted. These composers include but are not limited to Copland, Shostakovich, Bernstein, Williams, and Zimmer.
Musicians of all ages are encouraged to apply, especially young children who may not have much experience but are enthusiastic about sharing their musical abilities. We do not have any age restrictions and have had winners as young as 4 years old and other winners into their 70s. Please see the results of our previous competitions here as examples of how we usually determine age group categories.
Depending on the number and variety of applicants, we reserve the right to adjust the above categories accordingly. Please see the results of our previous competitions here as examples of how we usually determine instrument categories.