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In this contest, members were invited to write a piece based on the idea of "Dancing." Please vote on which you think are the top three entries and offer comments if you have any. Deadline to vote is 03/27/19 at 5 pm EST. Also, do join us on the Composers' Forum after the winners are announced for a discussion about the works in the contest!

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https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PYBPYMB

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Composer 22 - Rondo

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Composer 23 - Dancing Militia

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All Composers' Forum members are invited to vote!

In this contest, members were invited to write a piece based on the idea of "Dancing." Please vote on which you think are the top three entries and offer comments if you have any. Deadline to vote is 03/27/19 at 5 pm EST. Also, do join us on the Composers' Forum after the winners are announced for a discussion about the works in the contest!

Vote here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PYBPYMB

Let’s please save public conversation until the contest is over

8 votes in so far! Deadline to vote is 03/27/19 at 5 pm EST.

What is the conventions with regard to voting for your own composition?

You can do it. Please also vote for someone for 2nd and 3rd >

Stanley King said:

 What is the conventions with regard to voting for your own composition?

Yes of course! I am not sure if I will vote for my own piece yet. I was just asking if voting 1, 2, or 3 for you won work was considered poor form.

Gav Brown said:

You can do it. Please also vote for someone for 2nd and 3rd >

Stanley King said:

 What is the conventions with regard to voting for your own composition?

I believe that its wrong to vote for your own composition.

I voted for 3 others works, not mine, and that's the right thing to do.

FYI- I won't be voting for my own composition.

The tough thing for me is to listen to 20 something compositions and remember each one. I will be writing a brief impression on each one for my own notes using a  number system with 1 being the best and 5 being my least liked. I won't be displaying this publicly.I will then come back to those compositions with the highest rating and sort through them. 

Since it was never said what criteria we should use, my first criteria is that the music must be something that either makes a person think of dancing or is actively something I could potentially dance to myself. My second consideration will be the creativity of the composer. If the music is musically complex but lacks any groove I can't use it due to the requirements. Dance is primarily a rhythmic thing in my thinking. This is just my approach. Yours might be different.

I might need to listen to these numerous times in order to be as fair as possible to everyone. Don't look for a vote from me for a few more days.

Personally, I don't think it is morally or practically wrong / questionable out of principle to vote for oneself.

If one feels, hand on heart, that the quality of at least three of the other pieces in the competition is clearly better then one's own, then it would be right and fair to acknoweldge and honour this by voting for them - but there is no need to hold back, if one thinks that the own piece is amongst the best.

For me one of the criteria for voting is the question, that / if the piece is likely to ever be played / used in the real world, so, if it is engaging as well as practical. That means, a bombastic and pretentiously complicated "orchestral" piece may not cut it, if this is not going to even happen. If something is perhaps electronic / computer generated, but could be used well, e.g. in a game or such, then this may be okay. 

I'm sure there's no way to regulate it, but voting for your own work is inconceivable in my humble opinion. What's the point of entering yourself if you can't accept that another composers work is better than yours? It defeats the object of personal growth and development.

Good luck to everyone, however you vote. There is some fantastic work on this thread. (Mine is there as well, but I'll give my three stars to other entrants).

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