ClassicalRap is a forum for discussion and information on classical music genres from the Baroque through the 20th Century eras in particular. Information will be provided on the various genres of classical music in these eras, and discussions will involve the lives of composers, their works, and standard and new recording releases. This is not a blog about Rap music.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

MuseScore (C) ClassicalRap Composition Competition

A new group forming on the MuseScore (C) website features a music composition competition.  The winner may elect to have her/his composition linked to this blog.

MuseScore is a free and open source music notation software that can be downloaded to Mac OS, Windows or Linux systems.  The software features playback and compositions can be uploaded to the MuseScore website.

If you would like to participate in the first competition you must be a member of the MuseScore website and have downloaded the software.

Competition Information

Write a short piano piece and submit it to this group [ClassicalRap Composition Competition - click on groups from the main website]. Everyone who joins gets to vote on the best piece. Only you can't vote on your own work. The winner gets a great prize - accolades from all of us, and the opportunity to choose the subject for the next competition.

Rules for submission

Piece must be no longer than 5 minutes.
Judgment is on musicianship and notation, not one or the other.
The one you choose you must enter a post on the page for that composition stating "My Vote" and a brief explanation why you chose that piece.
Compositions can be in any style from classical, jazz, modern &c.


Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2011
Deadline for voting: August 31, 2011
Date winner announced: September 15, 2011

The MuseScore software can be downloaded from here.

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