Kansas Soundscapes Music Composition & Songwriting Contest
American Composer Aaron Copland once said, “So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it."
Keeping Mr. Copland's quote in mind, do you perhaps have the melody of the world's next great music composition piece buzzing around in your head? Have you found yourself strumming your thoughts on a guitar or perhaps playing an idea while sitting behind a piano? Music, regardless of style, is universal. So whether your favorite type of music is jazz, classical, rock and roll, pop, or any other form of music, this is the contest for you.
The Winfield Arts & Humanities Council proudly announces and invites you to participate in their Tenth Annual Kansas Soundscapes Composition Contest designed specifically to promote your new works of music and encourage new scores by underrepresented composers of all levels.
(Contest limited to Kansas residents only.)
The two types of categories for judging are:
Formal – includes new age, jazz, classical, choral, chamber, orchestral, etc. Requires a written score with an optional recording.
Songwriting – includes folk, bluegrass, country-western, pop, rap, rock, etc. Requires a recording with an optional written score.
Composers of all ages are invited to submit original music compositions between four and six minutes in length with a notated score. Entrants may submit entries by a) mailing entry form and CD with the name of composition on disc only without composer name; b) downloading entry form (found on website winfieldarts.org) and email submission in mp3 format with contact information to process entry fee; or c) submitting an entry on WAHC website at winfieldarts.org.
The deadline for the competition is February 15, 2024. Winners will be announced by March 15, 2024.
Registration fee is $10 per entry. You may enter as many scores and CDs as you wish. Each entry must be original and no arrangements.
DO NOT SEND YOUR ONLY COPY AND DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE SCORE or CD, ONLY ON THE ENTRY FORM.
Winners will be judged by musicians, composers, and musical dignitaries. All winners are invited to perform their winning pieces at a reception held at College Hill Coffee Shop in Winfield in April 2024. Top winners will receive $100 each. Winners and honorable mentions will receive a special invitation to play at several paid music events in the Winfield area.