PMEA Composition Program

2022-23 PMEA Composition Program Information

PMEA is pleased to once again sponsor a composition program for PMEA members and their students in conjunction with the 2023 PMEA Annual In-service Conference, April 20-22 at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in the Poconos. There are four categories for students (ES, MS, HS & PCMEA), two categories for members, as well as an open track for all ages. Composers of the top rated compositions will be recognized and may have their composition performed during the conference. All applicants will receive feedback on their compositions.

The purpose of the composition program is to promote and encourage composers of all ages to create music and to explore the way that sounds are put together in an appropriate way. Many future composers are today’s music students and PMEA members, and we are striving to encourage everyone to try their hand at composing. 

The “window of opportunity” to complete the application and submit your composition online will begin on Monday, October 24 (application links will become live on this date) to Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (end of the day). All entries must be submitted by January 4, 2023.

All PMEA members and/or their students are encouraged to submit compositions. *Please note that previous composition awardees may not submit a composition in the same genre in which they were recognized in consecutive years, however a composition in a different genre may be submitted. Only one composition may be submitted per person in each applicable category.

Application Fee – $15

Questions? Please contact compositions@pmea.net

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