Sponsored by the Missouri Association for Jazz Education (MOAJE), the MOAJE Composition Contest recognizes outstanding compositions from middle schoolers, high schoolers and college students, and is held to highlight the promise of jazz composition in and beyond the school curriculum in the state of Missouri.
Entries will be judged based on their aesthetic quality, the power of the composition and its presentation in communicating the excitement of jazz music.
A combination of music industry and MOAJE member adjudicators will select a winner in both large ensemble and small ensemble.
To apply, complete theentry formby 11:59 pm, December 20th.
No entry fee
Only one (1) entry per composer
Score must be submitted in PDF format and include an audio recording
Recordings may be renderings of MIDI, live or studio, but should be submitted in MP3 format
Students must be sponsored by a member of MOAJE
Carefully follow all instructions on the entry form, including mp3 file naming instructions to avoid disqualification
$100 prize will be awarded for large ensemble and small ensemble
Winning composition will be available to MOAJE membership
Deadline for submissions: December 20th by 11:59 pm.