District Composition Festival

District Composition Festival entry information 

Please send applications and fees to Sande Coolen, 1825 NW Lance Way, Corvallis  OR 97330
Application form is located here
email: s.reit.coolen@gmail.com
Entry Deadline: Sunday, April 16, 2023
Recital:  Sunday, May 21, 2023:  2:00 p.m.
Location: Sande Coolen’s home – 1825 NW Lance Way, Corvallis OR, 97330
Fee: $18. Make checks to OMTA.
Composition Booklet: $5.00 (with three or more applicants)
For more information on the local festival, please contact Sande Reitmeier-Coolen, 541-760-4638.

State Composition Festival entry information

Deadline for State entries:   May 6, 2023
PDF scores, State Application  & Registration Fees must be postmarked or emailed to Dianne Davies.
Fee:  $15.00
Composition Booklet: $7 to $10. 
May 12, 2023: Unlisted YouTube links of the Student’s Composition are due to Caris Powers at office@oregonmta.org
State Festival, a virtual event:  June 3, 2023

From the State OMTA Website:
The goal of the OMTA Composition Festival is to inspire young composers by providing a forum for creativity and self-expression. Learning how to compose music opens up avenues for creativity and self-expression. In addition, that knowledge increases students’ understanding of the structure and character of the pieces they are practicing. Students submit their compositions to be critiqued by the adjudicator prior to their District Festival. Compositions must be scored by the student not the teacher, either by hand at the district level, or in computer notation at the state level. Compositions are evaluated on notation, form, timbre and style. All district participants receive a certificate of Participation and a written evaluation of their own composition from the adjudicator.

For more information on the State composition festival, please contact Dianne Davies
(503) 646-8190 home |
(503) 998-5220 cell.
or see the OMTA website.