• Applications must include the composers original score in addition to a recording.
  • Recordings must include correct instrumentation as written by the composer. 
  • Copies of the score are acceptable.  
  • Performances should not exceed 8 minutes in duration.
  • Winners are responsible for finding, rehearsing, and booking their own musicians for the performance of their work.  
  • Composers are welcome to perform their own work.
  • Scores can not be returned.

National Young Maestro Competition is proud to support young and upcoming composers.  Applicants between the ages of 5-21 are welcome to submit solo, duet, or chamber compositions.  
Winners will be honored with a dedicated performance debut in our 2021 Virtual Concert Series.  Composition Category Medalists will be awarded by our panel of judges.  We look forward to welcoming our Composition Category winners to the live concert stage again in 2022!