The American Composers Forum (ACF) is thrilled to announce the 3rd 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 awards outstanding talent with mentorship, scholarship funds and a performance of their work by professional musicians. Whether teens write for voices, electronics or instruments, are a singer/songwriter or improviser, hip-hop artist or sound designer… if they are in high school, ACF wants them to apply!
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply with a single composition in any genre or style by the deadline of January 9, 2017. Applications are submitted electronically through an on-line process. Visit www.NextNotes.org to access the NextNotes Guidelines and FAQs.
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 2017. The workshop will conclude with an awards ceremony and culminating concert of the winning works.