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CMC Composer of the month

Put the name of the composer who you vote for in the comments, whoever gets the most wins composer of the month.

@Steven_Wan
@sudcles
@LeSpook
@ecpannyc
@Hazim Azlan
@Michael Dorin
@Unkown Writer
@Doctor Josua
@Robin M. Butler
@(Fennel)
@Teodor Lontos
@Josue Quintero
@The_Mad_Duck
@RKrauth
@Skylighter
@IGitzdiz
@Obsolesce 
@Mao Zhedong
@Buster_bluth
@Tchaikovsky No
 
If someone you want to vote for isn't on here just let me know

Composing Playoff Contest

A composing playoff is a contest with 3 rounds (sometimes more depending on how many people enter on the first round). The first round anyone can enter their pieces in. When at least 5 people enter the contest, a few members (selected by me) will judge the top 3 winners. In the 2nd round, the top 3 will then compose another piece for the round. Then the same judges will judge the top 2. Then in the 3rd round (the final round), the last 2 winning contestants will compose yet another piece. Then the judges will judge the 1 winner of the round. The judges will vote on the reward for the winner.

[Winner Announcement!] Musecorps Composition Competition #2 - End of the Decade!

Hello, everyone!

This competition, overall, was very close! I had a really tough time picking which entry I believed deserved the win this time around. That being said, there were no bad submissions! It was really anyone’s game.

The winner of the second competition is...

Skyth21, with their arrangement of Joji’s Slow Dancing in the Dark!
https://musescore.com/skyth21/slow-dancing-in-the-dark

Once Skyth21 reaches out to me, I’ll gift them the month subscription to MuseScore Pro.

I think this competition went fairly well. The only thing that puts me off from doing another would be the overall small number of submissions. Let me know if there are any things I can do to improve these going forward!

Musecorps Composition Competition #2 - End of the Decade!

Hello again, everyone!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the last competition. If you didn’t see, Kyri_Leal here on MuseScore won the previous composition! Here is the link to their arrangement, if you’d like to check it out:
https://youtu.be/ebZF_inBSeY

For this next competition, I figured we would celebrate the end of the decade. Arrange a song from any genre that was released this decade (2010-2019) for a drum corps.

Here are the rules:
- Follow typical drum corps format (3 trumpet, 2 mellophone, 3 baritone, 1-2 tuba)
- You don't need to include percussion, but it might increase your chances of winning if you do so
- Only submit one arrangement per person!
- Arrangement must be at least 1:30 long, but no more than 5:00
- You MUST submit your arrangement by January 29th, 2020 (Date may change, but it will NOT be any sooner than January 22nd)

When you're ready to enter, just reply to this post with a link to your arrangement.

Unlike the first competition, I am offering more to the winners. On top of posting your arrangement to my YouTube channel, I will be gifting the winner of this competition with a month of MuseScore Pro.

Good luck! If you have any questions, ask me through a reply to my comment below, please. It just makes keeping track of the submissions easier. Thanks!

20th January Musical Cryptogram

My friends sometimes ask me to translate his or her name into a musical composition. I must confess that I love these activities as it forces you to make a melodic line out of it. So my challenge is:

Make a piece of music out of a name (can be anyone's)
Pieces should be longer than one minute and less than 3 minutes.
If those who are confused in how to use cryptograms then here is one way you could do this (French method):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_cryptogram

I would judge your pieces based on originality, how beautiful it is and bonus if difficult names are used. 
Please in your titles that you need to state the name of the person
The winner will have their piece upvoted and will be followed by me.

Here is an example where the piece uses a musical cryptogram:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-q7vYIpItA

Your submission will be due at 15th February