The 2019 OMTA Portland District Composition Adjudication will not include a District Festival Recital this year. The application form is available on the Festival Instructions page. Submissions must be postmarked by February 5, 2019 to District Chair Dianne Davies. The Composition Adjudication is a non-competitive opportunity for students to get suggestions from a professional composer adjudicator. The event is open to students from beginner through post-college adult levels on all instruments. Compositions of any and all musical styles and instrumentation are welcome!
Students submit their compositions as well as a recording (mp3 or midi file or CD) to be critiqued by the adjudicator. The piece must be scored by the student (not the teacher) in computer notation. Compositions are evaluated on notation, form, timbre and style. Each student will receive a written evaluation from the adjudicator and a participation certificate from the district chair.
Although the OMTA District Composition Adjudication is not competitive, the adjudicator may choose to recognize the students with the most outstanding compositions as Honored Composers. These selected students will be invited to perform at the State Composition Celebration Recital to share their works and hear the compositions of other talented Oregon students. All Honored Composers’ music will be printed in a State Composition Book for purchase.
Look forward to working with you and your students,
Portland District Composition Chair