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Composition Competition

The RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition is an annual competition open to all composers, regardless of age or nationality. The competition is judged by composition faculty and ensemble directors at the Illinois State University School of Music as well as by nationally and internationally recognized composers. The composer of the winning piece in each category receives a $1000 prize and a performance at the RED NOTE New Music Festival.

To enter, or to learn more about the competition, visit the link below for the complete Rules and Guidelines.

For details on past competitions, visit the Past Winners page.