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VMEA Student Composition Festival

close up of sheet music

2022 Festival

Festival Chair

Dr. Brian Coffill, D.M.A.

Director of Instrumental Ensembles

Randolph-Macon College

Congratulations to all of the student composers being featured at the 2022 VMEA Professional Development Conference!


Experience all the student compositions and learn

about all the sessions sponsored by the

VMEA Council for Creativity and Innovation.  

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.

Conference Performance

  • 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.

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