NextNotes High School Composers Competition

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PrintAmerican Composers Forum announces its 2nd Annual NextNotes High School Composition Awards. NextNotes is a national program designed to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music composition in any genre.  The NextNotes High School Composition Awards encourage and recognize the creativity of high school composers and award outstanding talent with mentorship, scholarship funds and a performance of their work by professional musicians. Watch their promo video here and learn more about the 2015 winners here.

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply with a single composition in any genre or style by the deadline of January 11, 2016. Applications are submitted electronically through an on-line process. Visit to access the NextNotes Guidelines, FAQs and to download a poster highlighting the program.

Six composers will be chosen to receive a scholarship along with travel to Minneapolis-St. Paul for a two-day workshop with professional composer mentors and professional musicians in June 2016. The workshop will conclude with an awards ceremony and culminating concert of the winning works.

Interested high school composers are encouraged to visit the website and connect via Twitter (@NextNotes), Facebook (ACF Ed), and on Tumblr, Instagram, and Vine (all acfnextnotes).

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