Original Composition Contest

TMTA SA Original Composition Contest

The TMTA SA Original Composition Contest encourages students to compose their own compositions. With their private teacher's guidance, students can compose solo (single instrument) or ensemble (two or more instruments) compositions that may be submitted to the state contest for adjudication by highly qualified judges. Compositions may be written for any medium. 

All entries must meet requirements listed in the TMTA Handbook.  This includes that students in grades 1-12 must have passed an appropriate state-graded theory test.

Recent winners and audio files


IMPORTANT:  All entries must be submitted to the state by your Local Original Composition Chair.  Procedures and deadlines for submitting to your local chair will vary by association. 

For more information or questions:

  • Students and parents: Contact your teacher.
  • Teachers: Refer to the TMTA Handbook or contact your Local Original Composition Chair.
  • Local Original Composition Chairs: Contact the TMTA Office.


Information for Local Original Composition Chairs

The 2018-2019 deadline has passed.