Music Composers Unite!
Hello! Welcome to the site of Composers' Forum's first ever composer's competition!
As of the posting of this thread, Competition No. 1 has begun. Any member who wants to compete can begin as long as they follow all of the guidelines that I will provide below.
Remember that this is your opportunity to flex that musical muscle for everyone to see, but, don't forget that we're all community members here and we each deserve to give and receive nothing less than total respect and dignity.
As this is the very first competition of this site, this should be exciting and fun. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, post them as a response to this thread.
The following rules are final and have been decided after much deliberation and consideration:
Competition Number One: Poetic Adaptation
email to send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions: 12:00am EST July 1, 2012
1 submission per composer
3 minute minimum. 10 minute maximum.
People's Choice Voting Procedure
After submissions close, I will start a thread that contains all of the entries. The entries will be displayed anonymously so you do not know who composed what. Each member of this site is allowed one vote; all votes must be submitted as a response to that thread. Members have exactly 1 week to vote. The submission with the most votes will win the People's Choice award.
Each prize awards the following:
A recording of the piece.
Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or non, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see'st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the deathbed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.
Finally, I wish everyone good luck, and may the best composer win! : D
EDIT: If you would like to participate as a judge, follow this link here for more instructions: http://composersforum.ning.com/forum/topics/sign-ups-for-judges-of-...
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Did you not ask for any interest in this from the many composers here?
A post on the first page was a sound way of attracting the attention of everyone here.
Failing that, a message could be sent to all members, but that seems a bit dramatic, I think.
I plan on submitting a piece. The ink's not dry yet though.
We are now 17 days into the competition. We have 3 confirmed entries as of today, but only 1 confirmed judge. Just two more weeks, everybody, and we can move to the judging stage of the competition. If you're a fast worker, this is your window of opportunity to prepare your entry. If you would like to judge, take the link in the OP to the judges' thread to sign up.
14 more days. Show your support for this exciting event if you can! :o
I've found several ways to create mp3 files, thanks to the wealth of info in the "Music Technology" section. Now my question is about the vocals. My software just goes ooh and aah. If I record my voice singing, it will not sound good. How are others creating the vocal track? Do you have the lyrics, or just oohs and aahs ? Or will the Judge(s) simply read the score and lyrics while listening to the oohs and aaahz?
The midi oohs and aahs will be fine with the score.
5 days left before July. At that point, I'll close the submission process and post a new thread, displaying all of the submissions that I have received, including score and .mp3's along with any necessary accessory files such as lyrics.
If you've been busy preparing your submission, now is the time to bust out the polish. Make it beautiful, guys! :)
Another question, re scores, yeah, I'm a noob. Normally, I'd put my name and somekind of copyright assignment etc. I'm preparing to leave that off of my pdf score for submission, to facilitate anonymous review and judging. Right ?? Or ?? Thanks.
That is right, Cameron, just what I did.
We're down to the final three days of the submission phase. Time to apply the finishing touches and submit what you got. Remember, I will not be accepting any more submissions after Midnight EST (12:00am Sunday morning) this Saturday night. All late submissions will be deleted from my inbox.
This Sunday morning, I will start the thread where we will collect votes for the People's Choice award. I will provide all of the details at that time in that particular thread.