The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the 2017 Young Composer Concert, held in Dallas, Texas, and the 2017 All National Honor Orchestra performance as part of the All National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) performances at Walt Disney World.

Teachers and students are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concerts. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions.

In order to be eligible for performance, compositions must be submitted for the specific instrumentations, as outlined below. Along with a national premiere, winning compositions may be eligible for cash awards.  Compositions submitted that fall outside of the instrumentation guidelines will be adjudicated but will not be eligible for awards or for performance.

Up to six (6) winning composers may receive cash awards thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance (Dr. Philip Lasser, president) and the Double R Foundation. 

All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2017.

For more information on rules and regulations, how to apply, past winners, and more, visit:

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