You must be a current student, studying arranging and music composition in a music school, college, conservatory, university, or privately.
Complete the application below and submit it no later than the respective deadlines with:
1) A short arrangement of an original or standard.
For the David Blumberg Prize, this may be written for any instrumentation.
For the Bill Conti Big Band Competition, this must be written for Big Band.
For the Ray Charles and Jon Charles Competition for Music and Vocal Arranging, write a short vocal arrangement of an original or standard. Any size vocal ensemble is acceptable.
For the iJazz Music Big Band Composition and Arranging Competition (both categories), write an original composition (or arrangement of public domain material) arranged for Standard Big Band Instrumentation ( 5-4-4-4 - saxes-trumpets-trombones-rhythm) with optional doubles. The maximum duration must not exceed 6 minutes for category 1 (Easy-Medium), or 8 minutes for category 2 (Advanced). You must be an ASMAC student member in good standing in order to participate.
For the Chamber Ensemble Composition Competition, write an original composition (or arrangement of public domain material) for a chamber ensemble of any instrumentation. The maximum duration must not exceed 8 minutes. You must be an ASMAC student member in good standing in order to participate.
Your submission must be in the form of a musical score (concert or transposed). In addition, we encourage you to attach a recording or demo of your submission. For the iJazz Competitions and the Chamber Ensemble Composing Competition, a demo is required.
2) A copy of your student identification card.
3) A one-page statement of your career goals and aspirations.
4) A letter of recommendation from a faculty member and/or professional composer or arranger familiar with your work.
Please direct any questions to: Charles Fernandez, Chairman, ASMAC Scholarships / Competitions –