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Composition Workshop April 2013: Whether 9 or 19 years old, in the composition workshops young colleagues compose, exchange ideas, and learn from each other.

German National Composition Competition

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has been funding the German National Composition Competition since 1985. The competition is organized on an annual basis by the Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland e.V. It targets young people of school age who are interested in chamber music, piano music or other fields of music and enjoy composing music. The focus is on encouraging young talent.
Composition Workshop April 2013: Whether 9 or 19 years old, in the composition workshops young colleagues compose, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. Foto: JMD Composition Workshop April 2013: Whether 9 or 19 years old, in the composition workshops young colleagues compose, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. Photo: JMD

Who can participate?

The competition is open to young people of school age in all school years and types of schools, as well as trainees and persons performing military or civilian service.

What tasks are set?

Participants submit their compositions on the basis of annual calls in three different categories: chamber ensemble, piano solo, and free style ranging from solo to orchestral compositions. The line up for the chamber ensemble category is different every year. To qualify, entrants must have composed the piece themselves and the piece must not have already been submitted to a previous German National Composition Competition.
Details can be found in the call for compositions.

How is the contest conducted?

The compositions submitted are evaluated by a jury according to the criteria of originality, creativity and treatment of the instruments, also taking into account the age of the entrant.

What awards do participants receive and what are the next steps?

Thirty prize winners are selected from among the entrants.
These young composers receive an invitation to a one-week composition workshop at Weikersheim Castle. Here they are given the opportunity to discuss their compositions among themselves and in dialogue with professional composers and musicians. A professional ensemble rehearses and performs the compositions of the prize winners in the category chamber ensembles. A CD is produced of the final concert.

Who organizes the contest?

JEUNESSES MUSICALES DEUTSCHLAND e.V.

Marktplatz 12
97990
Telefon: 49 7934 99 36 0
Telefax: 49 7934 99 36 40
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Additional information

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