Competition

2017 COMPOSERS COMPETITION WINNERS- RESULTS


We gratefully appreciate everyone who entered our competitions. Please note that this round of entries, even more than any other, were examples of exceptional work. In the final round of competition, it was very difficult for the committee to select the winners, hence the delay in announcing results. We apologize for this delay. Since our finalists demonstrated such intriguing and excellent work, we have decided the recognize the main competition finalists below. Please accept our congratulations for producing beautiful music.


If anyone is interested we always have general suggestions for a successful submission. TME finds that even established composers might consider adjustments to notation and other details to make pieces more playable and save precious rehearsal time. Feel free to contact us by email if you have questions. We regret that we are not able to give specific feedback, but patterns do emerge and we are happy to share those observations.

  • FIRST PRIZE WINNER

    Ellen Harrison

    - All One Can Imagine
  • SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    Charlie Peck - Rift and Shade
  • THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    George Stevenson - Domovoi
  • Other Finalists- Main Prize Division
    John Liberatore - If I knew
  • Zvonimir Nagy - 4 Enigram Variations
  • THE CHERYL A. SPECTOR PRIZE WINNER
    Tony Saltro - Shadow Confrontations
  • YOUNG ARTISTS PRIZE
    Gahwon Lee - Fighting Against Death

Our deepest thanks to all who entered.

We truly had many, many strong pieces to consider and all of the judges remarked on the difficulty of making decisions because of the high quality of submissions. Even though your piece may not have won this year, please consider entering again in the future. We frequently perform "non-winning" pieces that have previously been entered in our composers' competition.