The National Young Composers Challenge is open to young musicians ages 13 to 18 who are U.S. residents.
The Challenge is simple. First, you can take part in a free full-day workshop with world-renowned composers and musicians. Then you write your own score for chamber ensemble or full orchestra. Finally, a panel of judges chooses the top three orchestral and top three ensemble compositions to be performed by a professional orchestra at the next YCC Composium.
PRIZESStarting in 2013 there will be two Composiums held each year and two chances to win! Each Spring the Composium East will be held in Orlando featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and each Fall the Composium West will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area featuring the Marin Symphony.
At each Composium, the top three orchestral composers will be awarded $1000 each and the top three ensemble composers will be awarded $500 each.
PLUS! Each winner will receive a professional recording of their composition performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra or the Marin Symphony.
Congratulations to the 2013 Composium East Winners!
- David Vorves, "Elegy of the Holocaust"
- Leigha Amick, "Adagio Dolce II"
- Sequoyah Sugiyama, "Dissension: Trio for Violin, Viola, and Piano"
- Robert Tindle, "In Flanders Fields"
- Thomas Feng, "Four Watercolor Studies"
- Justin White, "The House of Usher"
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The Young Composers Challenge is supported by grants and in-kind donations from the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Full Sail University, the Marin Symphony, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Goldman Charitable Foundation.