Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2013 - (Page 31)

Selected Opportunities and Resources in Music This list features some excellent opportunities available to middle and high school students. Visit our website at for links to additional summer programs, competitions, and recommended websites. CoMPEtitions ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Students up to age 30 submit an original classical score. Prizes include cash awards. www.ascapfoundation. org/programs/awards/young-composer-awards BMI Student Composer Awards Students in high school through age 28 submit compositions of any medium, instrumentation, and length for judging. Prizes range from $500 to $5,000. bmi_student_composer_awards tHInkStoCk Composition Competition for High School Students High school seniors may submit scores for up to two works of any instrumentation and duration. the winner is awarded a $60,000 scholarship from Indiana University for a major in composition at the Indiana University School of Music. composition/admissions/hs_competition.shtml Cooper International Piano, Violin Competition Students ages 13–18 are eligible to compete in this annual competition, which alternates between piano and violin (2013: violin). the competition culminates in a final round at Severance Hall in Cleveland, where the top three competitors perform a full concerto with the orchestra. the first-prize winner receives $10,000. Davidson Fellows Students ages 18 and under submit a significant piece of work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, or “outside the box.” Eight to fifteen students are typically selected each year and named Davidson Fellows. Fellows receive a $50,000, $25,000, or $10,000 scholarship and are recognized for their achievements in Washington, DC. Music Teachers National Association Competitions MtnA member teachers register students in elementary through post-secondary school for division and state competitions in brass, chamber music ensemble, composition, piano, string, voice, or woodwind. State winners advance to the national competition. American String Teachers Association National High School Honors Orchestra Students in grades 9–12 (percussion, wind) and 11–12 (strings) may apply for one of 120 spots in this orchestra. Students must first apply through their American String t eachers Association state chapters. the state coordinator and an audition committee select up to 30 applicants to advance to the national level. Selected students perform biennially at the AStA national Conference. National Association for Music Education Competitions the following three competitions are open to students of teachers who are nAfME members. contests-calls-competitions All-National Honor Ensembles Students in grades 10–12 who participate in their school concert band, mixed choir, symphony orchestra, or jazz ensemble, as well as in their state’s all-state or division festival, are eligible to apply. (See page 10 for an article about this program.) Student Composers Competition Students in grades k-12 submit original compositions for solo instrument or voice, or for an ensemble of instruments and/or voices. A panel of composers will judge entries based on compositional technique, overall musical appeal, and originality. Student Electronic Music Composition Competition Entries by elementary, middle, and high school students are judged on their aesthetic quality, effective use of electronic media, the power of the composition, and its ability to communicate the excitement and effectiveness of electronic music composition in the school curriculum. National High School Musical Theater Awards Students who win lead actor awards at regional high school musical theater competitions convene in new York City for five days of private coaching and rehearsals in preparation for their Broadway debut at the Jimmy Awards. two winners receive opportunities for merit scholarships, professional advancement, and more. YoungArts High school seniors apply in one or more disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing. Finalists receive an all-expenses-paid trip to ARtS Week in Miami, where they participate in master classes, performances, and exhibitions. outstanding applicants earn nominations to the Commission on Presidential Scholars, consideration for scholarships, and cash awards of up to $10,000. suMMEr ProgrAMs Grades specified refer to students’ 2013–2014 status. All programs are residential unless otherwise noted. Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp (NJ) Ages 9–17; 2–8 weeks. Students select two majors—which may include beginning piano, recording arts, Rockestra (electric guitar, electric bass), ensembles in acoustic guitar, brass, percussion, rock vocal, string, or wind and woodwind—plus two minors, such as beginning guitar, chorus, or experimental music. imagine 31

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2013

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2013
Big Picture
In My Own Words
Music to My Ears
Together as One
Circle of Inspiration
Six Strings and a Dream
In Pursuit of Joy
Jazz Studies, Improvised
Music in College
From the Great Wall to the Golden Gate
Sines and Wonders
Selected Opportunities & Resources
My Journey Through the College Admissions Process
How It Feels to Run
Off the Shelf
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options
One Step Ahead
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2013