Young Composers, Thank you for registering! The 2017 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers is under way. Today’s Deadline: Submit your musical scores by March 3rd!
Washington, DC — The 2017 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers’s registration is now closed. Thank you Young composers for registering. Today’s Deadline: Submit your musical score by March 3rd, 2017.
The 2017 Scoring contest has two categories, to give opportunity to the very young talented composers:
Youth Category (for young composers under 18 y/o)
Emerging Category (for young composers over 18 y/o)
Deadlines for the 2017 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers:
Registration Opened: December 5, 2016
Registration Closed: January 20, 2017
Scores Due: March 3, 2017
Finalists Announced: May 16, 2017
Marvin Hamlisch Award Winners Announced: June 6, 2017
Award ceremony: Fall of 2017 (Date TBA)
A select distinguished jury will be assigned to study the musical scores.
The 2016 contest jury team included Academy Award-winning composer Mychael Danna (Best Original Score, Life of Pi, 2012); multiple BMI-award-winning composer and Emmy nominee George S. Clinton; and Emmy Award-winning music editor, supervisor and conductor Daniel Carlin (Chair of Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television at USC’s Thornton School of Music); composer and music supervisor Ronald Sadoff, Director of Programs in Film Scoring and Songwriting at NYU Steinhardt; composer Alison Plante, acting chair of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music; and Vasco Hexel, composer, conductor, arranger and area leader in the Composition for Screen program at the Royal College of Music.
Flashback about CINE’s “The Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers”
The film scoring contest for young composers – has been taking place for a few years now. After Composer Marvin Hamlisch received the CINE’s Legends Award in 2012 he wanted to be part of the programs that CINE has for emerging young talent. After he passed (August 6, 2012,) CINE decided to name this specific contest in his honor and contestants can participate every year with a musical score for a film that they will be given to compete. The 2017 contest has two categories (Under 18 y/o and Over 18 y/o to give opportunities to the very young talented composers! Learn more about this contest / Participate in the next film scoring competition!
LISTEN TO PREVIOUS WINNING SCORES:
Message from Terre Blair Hamlisch:
Welcome contestants! It is with great joy that we announce yet another year of this important contest. On Marvin’s behalf (he would be so proud!) we hope that this exercise “awakens the muses” on all the young talent that feels compelled to participate. Welcome to the contest and may your score be a positive and important factor in your lives! Winners and finalists have had many work opportunities as a result of entering this contest! Good luck to all! — Terre Blair Hamlisch.
- The winner in the emerging composers category for Cine’s 2016 Marvin Hamlisch film scoring contest is Robert Neumair — Congratulations!
- The winner in the Youth Category for Cine’s 2016 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest is Lawson Madlener. Congratulations!