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National Association of Composers / USA

36th Annual Young Composers’ Competition

All entrants must be NACUSA members. Music by non-members will not be considered. Previous First Prize winners will not be eligible.

All previous winners are listed on the NACUSA website address above.

  1. The competition is open to all NACUSA members who are American citizens or Residents, who have reached their 18th birthday but have not yet reached their 32nd birthday by the submission deadline.
  2. Compositions submitted should not exceed 12 – 13 minutes in length.
  3. Compositions should not require more than four players (including playback and electronics). If percussion is used, it should involve only one performer. No harp or celesta is permitted.
  4. Compositions submitted must not be published and must not have won any other competitions. Each composer may submit up to two works.
  5. Recordings (mp3 format) of the entire composition are highly recommended, but not mandatory.
  6. Compositions will be judged, in part, on legibility and clearness of music score.
  7. All scores should be submitted anonymously in PDF format, using the NACUSA website (see the guideline under Composition Contest).
  8. The winners will be announced by April 1, 2015.
  9. All prizes come with a possible performance on a NACUSA National concert. First Prize is $400; Second Prize is $300; Third Prize is $200.
  10. Questions regarding the Contest can be sent to Dr. Wieslaw Rentowski, NACUSA 2014 Young Composers’ Competition Coordinator (NACUSA Vice- President) at



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