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Crystal Baton Composition Competition

Have you ever dreamed of composing a piece of music to be performed by a live symphony orchestra? Here’s your chance!

The Crystal Baton Composition Competition is a unique opportunity for elementary and middle school students to compose a simple melody line that will be arranged, orchestrated, and then performed by the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.

Melodies should be between 16 and 64 measures in length, be clearly notated, and can be submitted either handwritten on staff paper or composed with computer-aided notation software.

Entries must be postmarked or delivered to the GJSO office by Friday, March 16th.
Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra
414 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Entires can be submitted online below or you can download an entry form by clicking here.

A panel consisting of local music professionals will select the winning entry and the winning composer will be notified by Friday, March 23rd. The winner will receive a hand-blown crystal baton, a bound copy of the conductor’s score and their piece will be performed at the Grand Junction Symphony’s Shostakovich No. 5 concerts at the Avalon Theatre on Saturday, April 14th at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 15th at 3:00pm.

For more information, please call the Symphony office at 970.243.6787.

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