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Commonwealth Resounds Coronavirus Composition Challenge


Apr 01 2020 - Jul 01 2020


08:00 - 17:00

The Commonwealth Coronavirus Composition Challenge

About the competition

This exciting new competition has been created to help young people around the world whose schools have closed to compose music which is their own personal response to the coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.

EXCELLENT PRIZES – cash awards, high-profile performance opportunities plus composition advice and tuition from some of the finest professional composers in the world.


Some ideas to help you get started

  • Your piece must be written for at least one and no more than five performers
  • Your music can be a tribute to a volunteer or professional whois working to help people affected by COVID 19
  • Your piece can be written for someone who has suffered from COVID 19.
  • The music can be your own personal creative response to the coronavirus.
  • Your music can include information about COVID 19
  • You are allowed to make a video to be shown with your music.
  • You may use electronics in your composition.


Conditions for entry

  1. You should be aged between 11 and 18 years old on 1 April 2020
  2. You should live in one of the 53 Commonwealth Countries, including the UK
  3. UK Students who who attend specialist music schools or junior departments at music conservatoires may not enter
  4. Your parents or guardians must let us know that they are happy for you to enter this competition
  5. All entries must be received on or before Wednesday 1 July 2020
  6. Any material submitted (including videos and electronics) must be entirely your own work. You will be asked to confirm this
  7. Your composition should be no longer than 3 minutes in length
  8. You and your parents will be asked for permission to share selected information about you if you are a winner in this competition
  9. There will be three awards for young people entering this competition:
    • The Audience Vote
    • Young Adjudicators’ Award
    • Overall Award for The Commonwealth Coronavirus Composition Challenge


How to enter

Please download and complete the application form from this page and send this and your composition to Phil Dutton at cicompositionmanager@gmail.com.


Commonwealth International Composition Award

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Helsinki
  • Date: Apr 01 2020 - Jul 01 2020
  • Time: 10:00 - 19:00

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