Ten winners will be selected by an award-winning panel of three independent judges, and the winners’ pieces will be published in the digitally-distributed 2012 PARMA Anthology Of Music: Student Edition. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected to have their piece professionally recorded and produced for release by PARMA. All recording, performer, production, and publicity costs will be completely subsidized, and the master will be released on a collection from PARMA to be distributed through industry leader Naxos.
There is no fee required for entry into the competition.

  • Composer must be enrolled in a composition program or studying privately with a professional composer
  • Composer must be 30 years of age or younger
  • Piece must be written for up to five performers
  • Piece must be ten minutes or less in duration

Competition Timeline
March 1, 2012                    Submission period opens
March 31, 2012                  Submission period closes
April 1–30, 2012                Judging period
May 1, 2012                        Winners announced
To Enter
Fill out the submission form to submit your information and a PDF of your score, along with an MP3 or MIDI recording. Submission limit is one work per composer.
To submit your piece to the competition, please fill out the Submission Form.
To view a list of frequently asked questions, visit the Competition FAQ page.
To learn more about the judges and the judging process, visit the Judging Process page.