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 Posted:   Mar 6, 2013 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   KK   (Member)

To all the talented composers out there, anyone interested?

Just look here for more information!

Exciting possibilities ahead! Join the experience!

- KK

 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Have many composers submitted yet?

 Posted:   Mar 21, 2013 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   KK   (Member)

Sorry for the late response, but entries often don't get submitted this early in the process.

Here is the latest update:

I'm proud to be able to finally announce our special guest for this challenges' Hear From the Pros. We have the privilege of having two-time Golden Globe nominee Abel Korzeniowski join us!

Abel is one of the rising stars of film music, often lauded with critical acclaim for his rich, vibrant music, this talented man has agreed to help act as a professional advisor for the challenge by offering commentary on the entries. He's excited to hear all your work and looks forward to sharing this experience with us.

That's right folks, bring on your A-game!

New participants are encouraged to sign up. Send an email out to

- KK

 Posted:   Mar 21, 2013 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   KK   (Member)

Oops double post.

 Posted:   Apr 8, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   KK   (Member)

Update: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a prize!

Past challenges never really had a tangible prize, but this time we’re going to try something different. There is officially a prize!

The first place winner will receive a signed copy of the full score (as printed for the scoring stage) for one of Abel Korzeniowski’s pieces. The winner gets to choose which!Many thanks goes out to Abel for offering and agreeing to offer this great treat.

Don’t forget to start following us on our new twitter page!

Oh and there are 18 days left till the deadline, so I hope you've all been busy writing.

 Posted:   Jun 7, 2013 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I don't know why he hasn't posted here yet, but here is what he posted at a couple other forums:

Entries are up guys! Lots of awesome music to listen to!

Here's the playlist!

 Posted:   Jun 7, 2013 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Check out #5 and #12 -- the highlights of the entries.

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

One reviewer has turned in some reviews:

 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


 Posted:   Jan 31, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I saw a new contest was posted:

New year, new ideas, new music! Lots to look forward to, but lets begin, as always, by summing it up for the uninitiated:

The Composers Challenge is an initiative designed to help emulate the experience of a film composer for participants. Through a long process, the composer is given a clip and asked to score it. His/her music is then passed along a panel of adjudicators made up of prominent film music critics, composers and other professionals in the industry. The work is then reviewed and feedback is offered. The scores from the panel are then tallied up to set a victor to the competition. It’s a process in which every composer learns and an experience from which all participants have something to take out of.

When a musician is asked about creationism, Hadyn’s iconic The Creation is immediately quoted. And while its easy to list a bunch of oratorios, and other religiously-themed pieces of music, the idea of creation is something that’s manifested itself all across the different eras of orchestral music.

The idea behind this challenge is to see how the idea of creation inspires you. You will be scoring the famous creation sequence from The Tree of Life (popularly known for using the Lacrimosa movement from Zbigniew Preisner’s Requiem for my Friend). The aim is to challenge participants to think beyond the conventions of typical film scoring, and explore their style along the lines of what we hear in concert music today; music that speaks more for itself than relying on the visuals to tell its story.

Here is the clip to score:

You’ll be given approximately 2 months to score this clip.

Tentative Deadline: Friday March 21, 2014

The members of the adjudicators’ panel will be revealed over the course of the week.

In the meantime, let’s brush up on what to do, shall we?

1)????? Email me at? let me know you’re interested in participating in the challenge.
2)????? Score the clip and email me the piece (approximately 5 min) by the deadline.
3)????? Wait patiently for more news. Check email or this site for updates on a regular basis.

I hope to see many familiar names and many new candidates to return for what will be a cool new chapter to the Composers Challenge. For any questions or inquiries, please feel free to send an email to?

 Posted:   May 27, 2014 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The entries for the new contest are up to listen to:

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