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Composition competitions

We have competition classes for amateur composers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Whether you are writing your Opus 1, are composing for your GCSE or A-Level, or already have an impressive portfolio to your name, we can offer you a platform. Receive constructive feedback from an active composer, and even win a medal or the trophy! 


At Leicester MusicFest we believe that musicians of all ages can learn a lot by being immersed in all kinds of music-making, so come along to our workshops and masterclasses, get ideas from our competitions, and enjoy our inspiring concerts.

Are you a teacher?

If you are a teacher or school representative intending to enter several students, just create an account with our new dashboard and select 'the new competitor is my student'. Make sure you include Parent/Guardian details for each competitor on your entry. Enter here
We welcome entries of GCSE and A-Level compositions, and hope our feedback can be useful in making the final tweaks before submission.

Competition requirements

We have two composition classes:

- Junior (ages 18 and under)

- Open (no age restriction)


We welcome submissions up to 7 minutes in length, for any of the following instruments:

- Piano

- Pipe Organ

- Solo Voice, or ensemble/choir up to 4 parts (e.g. SATB, SABar etc.)

- Classical Guitar

- Any combination of the above

More detailed information about the competition requirements can be found in the syllabus.


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