VMEA Student Composition Festival
Dr. Brian Coffill, D.M.A.
Director of Instrumental Ensembles
2022 Composition Festival Student Composers
Rules & Regulations
Submitted compositions will be evaluated based on compositional technique, musicality, and creativity.
Submitted compositions may be for any combination of instruments or voices, or for pre-recorded electronic performance.
Works should not exceed 8 minutes in duration; longer or multi-movement works may be shortened or have portions selected for potential performance.
There is no cost to submit a composition for evaluation.
Any student (K-12 & Collegiate) of a VMEA-member music educator is eligible to submit compositions.
Applicants may submit multiple compositions.
Submissions are not guaranteed for performance or display at the VMEA Professional Development Conference.
If a composition is selected for performance, The Council on Creativity & Innovation will do its best to assist to recruit performers, but performances cannot be guaranteed.
Students whose works are selected will be expected to attend the conference, either virtually or in-person, and will have the conference registration fee waived.
Travel, housing, and other expenses for students who attend the conference are the responsibility of the student composer or sponsoring school.