Jazz Trombones

Composition Contest


Congratulations to the honorees in the 2016-2017 Composition Contest! Click here for a complete list of honorees.


ILMEA Composition Contest

One of the marquee events of the Illinois Music Education Conference is the Composition Contest Concert which highlights the best of student composition in the state of Illinois.

Composition Contest General Rules (103.5 KB)

Junior high and senior high students throughout Illinois submit their compositions in the following categories:

Junior High Categories

Senior High Categories

**Students entering the composition contest do not need to be nominated in RNS. Students in grades 10-12 wishing to be considered for the Composition Track should work with their teacher to be nominated in RNS for that additional event**


ILMEA Composition Track

The All-State Composition Track allows exceptional student composers to work with active composers and artists, and collaborate with other composers at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. This program also allows them to network with publishers, colleges/universities, and performing musicians from Illinois and across the country.

The Composition Track is open to 10th-12th grade honorees in the annual ILMEA Composition Contest (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention). Past topics include: Writing Effective Melodies, Collaborative Songwriting, Workshopping Compositions, Introduction to Harmony and Counterpoint, Score Preparation, College & Career Roundtable

On the Composition Contest entry form, students will indicate if they are interested in attending the Composition Track at IMEC 2017. Once the list of honorees is determined, information (and applications, if the numbers are greater than 20) will be sent to the interested students.

** Students interested in the Composition Track should work with their teachers to be nominated in the RNS system **

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