Young Composers Composition Contest
Young Composers Composition Contest is intended to identify and encourage exceptionally talented young composers in Texas. High School, undergraduate, and graduate students in Texas under the age of 30 (at the time of submission) are invited to submit original music compositions for evaluation. Submitted compositions are evaluated on the basis of artistic merit, technical mastery and originality.
Deadline - July 1, 2023
2022 Winners (1st Place)
Mary Brook Hartman: "Lost Shadows" (2022) for String Quartet (High School)
Ben Spivey: "Radiance Rising" (2022) for String Quartet (College)
2021 Winners (1st Place)
Clayton Sloan: Gentle Haze (2020) for oboe & piano (High School)
Jingchao “Ginny” Wang: Yang Yuhuan (2019) for solo flute & narrator (College)
2020 Winner (1st Place - College)
Caleb Guevara: Cyclical Dreamers (2020) for violin & cello
2019 Winners (1st Place -tie- College)
Andrew Kosinski: Bar Fight of the Marionettes (2018) for piano solo
Aaron Samadzada: Spring Gales & Nightingales (2018) for clarinet & piano
International Composers Competition / Semi-Finals
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Kurth Hall at Sammons Center for the Arts - 11:00 am
Congratulations to Jason Gerraughty for his winning entry, Get it Out of You! Jason advances to the finals in Atlanta next year, and we can't wait! Although the judges had a tough decision, and we think every single one of these entries is a winner. Voices of Change has presented the Grand Prize winner in the last two Rapido! cycles...can we do it again?
Coming this year!
For several decades Voices of Change has commissioned numerous new compositions.