IN MEMORY OF ALMA GRAYCE MILLER
March 1, 2022
$21.00 per entrant. All fees are nonrefundable.
1. Fill out the application.
2. Submit four clear photocopies of each manuscript. On the manuscript, write the title of the piece, the composer’s age, and number of years of study. The composer’s name must not appear on the manuscript.
3. Submit a digital file (mp3 or mp4) of the composition to firstname.lastname@example.org. Label the entry with the title of the composition only.
4. Fill out 2 rating sheets.
Mail application, manuscripts, rating sheets, and one check per studio, payable to NVMTA, to:
1220 Bishopsgate Way
Reston, VA 20194
Libby McConnell and Christy Tallamy
ABOUT THIS EVENT
This competition is intended to encourage the writing of original creative compositions. It is in memory of Alma Grayce Miller, a former NVMTA member who left funds for this purpose.
Participants must study with an active member teacher of NVMTA or pay the non-member fee (as defined in the bylaws). Compositions must be in student’s own handwriting or in the form of a computer printout personally produced by the composer.
There is no restriction on the selection of instruments. There are neither age or grade requirements nor requirements concerning form, style, or length of composition. Computer generated recordings are permitted but not preferred.
Participating teachers must contribute time toward the success of this competition. Teachers who fail to carry out assigned duties may not enter students in the event in the following year.
The Jo Lombard Award ($150) will be given by competition judges to one overall outstanding composition. Second ($75) and third place ($50) awards may be awarded by judges at their discretion.
The Frances Hollans Award ($25) will be given annually to a student, age 12 or under whose original composition is judged to be most creative.
Each student will receive judges’ comments, certificate of participation or special award, which will be mailed to teachers. Recordings of all entries will be available online via Google Drive.