Composition

We have a new system for entries. Please click on the link below for how to apply and for hints on creating an effective video performance. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register.

The closing date for entries is Friday 16th April 2021

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COMPOSITION CLASS DETAILS

This year’s composition competitions are designed to share and celebrate composers of all ages, offering opportunities to exhibit new works and win fabulous prizes. Each competition will provide a platform where musicians can learn about styles and techniques of composition and discover new directions through listening to other competitors.

Compositions can be submitted either as a video of a performance or a recording (this can be a live recording or generated by computer software). All compositions must be presented with a commentary to introduce the piece prior to its performance. Book prizes from The Music Master Publications Ltd will be awarded to the winners of each category, and an overall winner will be chosen to receive the title of ‘North London Festival Best Composer’ and will be presented with a certificate and trophy.

Every entrant will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation. All entrants will be invited to a Zoom meeting in the week beginning Saturday 8th May when the adjudication and selected performances will be played.

To be eligible for these composition competitions, pieces must be composed using the fifteen Starting Points for Composition; these are available by clicking on the link in the bottom box on the right-hand side of this page.

If an entrant has been a pupil of the Adjudicator in the six-months prior to the Festival, they should contact the Composition Section Head before entering.

The closing date for entries is Friday 16th April 2021

Adjudicator – Dr Timothy Bowers

Composition Classes

Junior Composition – Class 700 *
Age 12 and under – piece lasting up to 3 minutes
Intermediate Composition – Class 701
Age 13 to 15 – piece lasting up to 5 minutes
Senior Composition – Class 702
Age 16 to 18 – piece lasting up to 7 minutes
Advanced Composition – Class 703
Age 19 and over – piece lasting up to 10 minutes

 

INFORMATION & RULES OF ENTRY

* Age is the age on 1st September 2020 so that all the entrants in a class are in the same school year.

The time limits for the competitions refer to the maximum length of performance including the commentary presentation.

We have a new system for entries. Please click on the link below for how to apply and for hints on creating an effective video performance. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register.

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For further information please contact the Composition Section Head:

Graham Bennett
18 Uxbridge Road
Wendover
Aylesbury
HP22 5TA
Tel:01296 623 351
Email: 
compositionnlf@outlook.com

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Section
Class
First Competitor's Name
(as it will appear in programme)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Second Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Third Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Fourth Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
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Group/Choir Size (if applicable)
Title and Composer of piece to be performed
(if applicable)
Time to perform (if applicable)
Teacher's name
Teacher's Contact phone number
Teacher's Email
Conservatoires/universities attended
Entry date
Graduation date
If you studied at more than one conservatoire/university, please enter details for the last one at which you studied.

Class fee