Student Composer Competition – Submit Page Email2019-03-15T14:06:44+00:00

The Annual TNME Student Composer Competition Seeks To Showcase Emerging Texas Talent Through The Commission Of Works To Be Performed By The TNME Players


*Submit Dates: February 15, 2019 – March 31, 2019*

Open to any composer currently enrolled in a music degree program at a Texas institution.


One winner will be commissioned to write a 8 - 10 minute work for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, to be premiered at the annual Texas New Music Ensemble summer concert on August 22, 2019 at MATCH Houston. Winner will be notified by March 30th. Unfortunately, TNME cannot currently offer a cash prize.


Any work for 2 – 8 players for any instrumentation (including electronics) will be eligible

An original Score and CV is required. A Recording of the piece may be submitted also, if available, but is not required.

There is a $35 Application Fee, payable via debit/credit card, etc through PayPal once registration is complete

Registration Form for SCC 2019

Step 1

Your entry needs to include the following:

  1. Required: A Score of your composition. Please send as a pdf file.
  2. Required: A basic CV file, with all relevant information.
  3. Optional: A sound recording file of the work. Please send as an mp3, 10mb limit

Email your submission files to TNME directly using this button:


Step 2

Once you have submitted the files, click this link to pay the $35 Application Fee. Be sure to include your name in the Special Comments section during checkout. We will confirm the receipt of files and payment with you.

Pay Application Fee with PayPal

Texas New Music Ensemble is a 501c3 not for profit organization dedicated to the enrichment of Texas communities through the performance of contemporary art music created by Texas composers and performed by Texas musicians.