Due to Hurricane Harvey we have moved the competition to Fall 2018. 


Composition Competition
Works for Solo Guitar
A work for solo guitar (no less than 4 minutes and no more than 8 minutes). Works must be composed for the six-stringed classical guitar. The name of the composer should never appear on any part of the submitted score.

The work must be an original unpublished composition with no prior public performances. Arrangements of compositions that have received a public performance will not be accepted. Any public performance before whether it is by students, faculty, amateurs, professionals (paid or unpaid), and whether it was in a private, public, or academic venue, disqualifies the composition from the competition. A ‘public performance’ also includes formally attended public reading sessions, broadcast, or any recording that has been commercially released.

Deadline: December 3, 2018
1) A completed application form must be completed on line.
2) In the body of the email, please state your full name and e-mail score submissions in PDF format to classicalmindsfestival@gmail.com along with a recording of the submitted work (MP3 audio file preferred).
There is a $35 processing fee for the Composition Competition.

2019 Prize
This competition is now open internationally, up to 32 years of age. The winning composition will be performed by Artistic Director, Valérie Hartzell, at the 2019 Classical Minds. In addition to the free 6-day registration to Classical Minds 2019, the winner receives a $800 prize, along with lodging support.
We will contact all competitors via email when the winning score has been chosen.

Winner will be announced on the Classical Minds Website on February 4th, 2019.