Electronic Music/Music Production
Students and teachers in DMEA member schools are invited to submit original student electronic music compositions for inclusion in the 1st Annual DMEA Electronic Music Composition/Music Production Contest. Student works submitted for the Contest will have their compositions reviewed and evaluated in writing by professional musicians with experience in composition/production in the electronic idioms.
ALL student composers will receive a DMEA Certificate and a written evaluation of their work with the top scoring compositions being previewed prior to one or several DMEA All-State Events and the composer receiving a one year renewable subscription to Avid Pro-Tools
Grades 6-8 (Middle), and 9-12 (High)
• Entries are due (postmarked or submitted online) by January 31, 2018.
* Entry Fee of $10 for one submission, $15 for two submissions.
• No more than two compositions may be submitted by one student.
• Original student compositions must not exceed five (5) minutes.
Compositions must be written for an electronic instrument (or computer) or any combination of electronic instruments, audio, and/or instrument(s)/voice(s).
A score/description/graphical representation MUST be included. Scores are to be either traditionally notated or graphic. (printed arrange window)
- Every submission must be sponsored by a current DMEA member who must sign off on the application and provide their NAfME membership number and contact information.
A Track listing with a description of all effects used on the track (supplied).
Any non-original materials (loops, samples) must be copyright free and sourced.
An Audio CD recording must be included containing no other material than the student’s entry.
Evaluation is based on four broad criteria: Creativity and uniqueness, Compositional Technique/Artisanship, Energy and style, and Effective Use of the Electronic Media.
The adjudicators will select pieces in a variety of styles representing two age categories: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12).