Giving our students creative opportunities in composition is very important to the association and so the MMA is pleased to continue the composition competition for 2017.
Senior Category: For pupils in year 10 and above
Brief: Pupils in year 10 upwards are invited to compose a piece for up to a 4 member chamber ensemble with a pupil set brief, lasting at least 2 minutes in duration. The instrumentation maybe any combination of: Piano, Xylophone, Violin and Cello.
Guidance: Pupils should investigate the characteristics of instruments, instrumental ensembles and instrumental forms to demonstrate understanding of musical conventions in relation to their chosen genre, style or tradition. They should demonstrate their ability to create and develop musical ideas and structures coherently, relating these to their brief and work to sustain a piece with a varied and creative musical outcome. They may work in any style, subject to their brief.