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Classical Composition Composition - Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards

Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards

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Classical Composition Composition - Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards

Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards

Posted on
Mar 4


We’ll provide you with a short film, and you get inspired! Create a concert composition based upon a character, a piece of dialogue, a mood, a visual motif — whatever moves you. You’ll submit an audio demo file of 3-6 minutes with your music and tell us how you were inspired.

Our judges will evaluate all scores and select five nominees each in our Film/Media Scoring: Emerging and Film/Media Scoring: Youth divisions. A distinguished jury will select the winners, who will be announced during a virtual worldwide ceremony on November 14, 2022. The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards are presented in partnership with Queens College and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $1,500 US (Emerging division) or $1,000 US (Youth division) and a prize package including software, gear, a $500 gift card courtesy of Hal Leonard Music AND your score may be published by our sponsor Concord — an industry leader in music publishing.


FEBRUARY 15, 2022: Distinguished Jurors Announced
JUNE — SEPTEMBER 2022: Submissions Judged


OCTOBER 18, 2022: Marvin Hamlisch Award Nominees Announced
NOVEMBER 14, 2022: Marvin Hamlisch Award Winners Announced in Ceremony Presented in conjunction with partner Queens College and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts


Any youth or emerging composer or songwriter is eligible to compete. “Emerging composer/songwriter” is defined as one who does not yet make a full-time living through composing or songwriting. Composers/songwriters around the world are invited to participate.

Entrants may register to participate in teams of no more than 2. If participating as a team, both entrants must be eligible to compete under the guidelines below.

Entrants may register for and compete in more than one category, but a separate registration form and fee must be submitted for each category.


Composers under 18 years of age as the time of the registration deadline, MAY 31, 2022, must compete in the Youth divisions of their respective categories.


Composers 18 years of age or older as of the time of the registration deadline, MAY 31, 2022,** **must compete in the Emerging divisions. There is no age maximum.

Undergraduate or graduate students in a music/composition (or unrelated) program are eligible to compete, but must complete compositions without the assistance of an advisor or professor.

Those who work in a musical profession but are not professional composers (for example, performers or music teachers) are eligible to compete.

Application Information

  • Youth Division (All Categories): $50 (US)
  • Emerging Division (All Categories): $75 (US)
  • Registration fee may be paid via credit card or PayPal.
  • Schools or institutions that underwrite registration costs on behalf of 5 or more eligible composers are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees. Please contact for a discount code or with any questions.
  • 25% of all registration fees are donated to the Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship Fund at Queens College, City University of New York.

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APRIL 29, 2022: Registration Deadline
MAY 31, 2022: Entry Submission Deadline

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Film Scoring

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Friday, April 29, 2022
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