Hello all,

It's chilly outside where I am (Baltimore) and the winter wind is starting to blow. So it's time to propose a new contest! "Winter Music" - write a piece of music which invokes the idea of winter. Any instrumentation, length between 1-5 minutes. In order for this contest to be a go, I'd like to see at least 10 composers on this site sign up for it. If 10 composers sign up by Nov. 30, the contest is a go! You can sign up by replying to this thread or PM'ing me privately (if we are not friends already, send a friend request and I will accept). You don't have to submit your work by Nov. 30, you only have to express interest to participate by then, details about contest deadlines will appear after the contest is a go. Voting will be by the members of this site!

Hope to hear from you!


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  • Hi Gav, I like these short creative challenges so count me in.  RS

  • I'm in.

  • I'm interested, but have never participated in a contest here (other than to voting at the end) and therefore have a question before committing. When you say "any instrumentation," does that mean anything goes as long as it ends up as an mp3 at the end, or does it still require representation as a traditional score?

  • Thanks Bob, Roger, and Tim, that's 3 total so far! Donya, I do want to see a PDF score, if possible, but if not possible, that's ok.

  • Yeah, man, I'll give it a go. Uhh... would it be okay if I listened to a certain section of Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' first? :)

  • Thanks Paul, we now have 4 entrants! 6 more and the contest is a go!

  • If a traditional score isn't mandatory then I'm in too. I don't know at the moment whether I'll end up with one, but the stylistic and instrumental possibilities are certainly broader without.

  • Thanks Donya, we now have 5 entrants! 5 more and the contest is a go!

  • Welcome Dirk, we are at 6 entrants! 4 more and the contest is on!

  • First, thanks to Donya Quick for bringing this to my attention.

    I'm brand new, (just signed up half an hour ago,) and am interested in participating as well.

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