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Emotion Prompt #5

5. Terror - "intense, sharp fear or anxiety."

Things to Consider:
Think of a time when you were terrified. How did that feel? How can you incorporate that into the music?
How did your body and mind react to being terrified? Did your heart or your mind start racing? Did your breathing quicken? Did you start shaking? Is there any way you can portray this through rhythm and tempo?
Please use the description of the piece to explain how you chose to portray terror, so I can judge how accurate the music is in relation.

Required Tags: MusiComp Prompts, MCP Week #5, MCP Emotion Prompt #5

Emotion Prompt #5 Judging Deadline: August 22, 2018 [only one week this time, guys!]

Comment questions and submissions below! Good luck! :)

Two days until submissions are closed!

To make it easier on our other judges for this one competition, I will do the judging alone for HSCC #14. If any of the other admins see this, they will not need to judge for this competition. However, if they would like, I will reincorporate them into HSCC #15. 

If you would like to submit, visit the discussion titled "Hello High School Composers!" and follow the directions given in that discussion.  

Theory Prompt #5

5. Compose a piece for a kazoo quartet.

Things to Consider:
How do you want to structure your kazoo quartet? Who has the melody? What are the other kazoos doing?
Many choirs are SATB, SSAA, or TTBB. Do you perhaps want to model your kazoo quartet after one of these voicings? Or maybe do you want to do something else?
Kazoos are known for being a bright, fun little instrument. Do you want to make your quartet a bright, fun melody as such, or do you want to do the exact opposite for comedic purposes?

Required Tags: MusiComp Prompts, MCP Week #5, MCP Theory Prompt #5

Theory Prompt #5 Judging Deadline: August 22, 2018 [only one week this time, guys!]

Comment questions and submissions below! Good luck! :)

Concept Prompt #5

5. Oblivion.

Things to Consider:
Oblivion has three definitions, according to dictionary.com - "the state of being completely forgotten or unknown," "the state of forgetting or of being oblivious," and "the act or process of dying out; complete annhilation or extinction." Which definition of oblivion would you like to portray in your piece?
How can you get that definition of oblivion across? If you wish to portray oblivion as in nothingness, could it be through music with a dark tone, or perhaps minimalistic music? If you wish to portray oblivion as being oblivious, could it be through a ditzy-sounding tune?
Please use the description of the piece to explain how you chose to portray oblivion, so I can judge how accurate the music is in relation.

Required Tags: MusiComp Prompts, MCP Week #5, MCP Concept Prompt #5

Concept Prompt #5 Judging Deadline: August 22, 2018 [only one week this time, guys!]

Comment questions and submissions below! Good luck! :)

Hall of Fame!!

Here are our past MusiComp Prompt Winners! Congratulations to each and every one of them for doing so well!

Week #5 - 
[submissions still open]

Week #4 - 
[coming soon]

Week #3 - 
[coming soon]

Week #2 - 
Theory Prompt #2: @Dekkadeci with Tango No. 1 in G Minor ( https://musescore.com/user/9996931/scores/5184391 )
Concept Prompt #2: @chopindminor with Bunny ( https://musescore.com/user/24544561/scores/5173751 )
Emotion Prompt #2: @Lucien Dorée with Fire Heart ( https://musescore.com/user/26732356/scores/5171617 )
Story Prompts #2: @Alice Minguez with Descent into Madness Theme ( https://musescore.com/aliceminguez/descent_into_madness_theme )

Week #1 - 
Theory Prompt #1: @FreedomBuchanan with Renewal ( https://musescore.com/user/22256626/scores/5168943 )
Concept Prompt #1: @FreedomBuchanan with Renewal ( https://musescore.com/user/22256626/scores/5168943 )
Emotion Prompt #1: @Alice Minguez with Victory Dance ( https://musescore.com/aliceminguez/scores/5165116 )
Story Prompt #1: @TheLight Ol with Story Prompt 1 ( https://musescore.com/thelightoi/story-prompt-1 )

Don't forget, though - everyone is a winner, no matter what! You all have worked hard, and it's easy to tell through how great your scores are. Keep up the good work, and even if your name isn't up here yet, who knows? It could be soon enough! ;D

Side Note: If any participants would like to see their final scores and notes, I would be happy to provide them for you. :)

Story Prompt #5

5. You go to an amusement park and go on the biggest, tallest, fastest, most scary rollercoaster. What happens?

Things to Consider:
What is the rollercoaster like? Are there lots of loops and twists? If so, is there a way to show that through your music - perhaps through melismas, etc?
How do you feel about the coaster? Do you like the roller coaster? Are you scared? Is there worry building up until the first big drop? Can you show this through tension (or lack thereof) in your music?
What happens? Does it get stuck? Is it awesome? Do you get sick afterwards? How can you put this into your music?
Please use the description of the piece to explain what happens, so I can judge how accurate the music is in relation.

Required Tags: MusiComp Prompts, MCP Week #5, MCP Story Prompt #5

Story Prompt #5 Judging Deadline: August 22, 2018 [only one week this time, guys!]

Comment questions and submissions below! Good luck! :)

Fire Competition!

I know it's been a while since the last competition, and that's mainly cause I've been really busy over the summer! This next competition is Fire based. Write a song based on Fire, whether it be the emotions or motion it portrays.
Requirements:
1. 3 Minutes or less
2. Must include Piano
3. BPM for most of the piece must be 160+ (most=2/3 of the piece)

As always, email the score to realmusicrebel@gmail.com by August 24 to be apart of the competition.

Hello High School Composers!

Hey everyone! 

I have noticed how dead this group has gotten, and as the founder of it, I have taken it rather hard... :''( 

I am hereby resuming head judge duties for this competition until things have settled in again. We will return to the old rubric: 

Musicality - 50 points
Instrumentation - 25 points
Playability - 15 points 
Setup - 10 points

Expect one competition once every two or three months until further notice. 

Since HSCC #13 was never finished, this is notice for those who entered to re-enter your piece for HSCC #14. 

I will accept submissions until the 15th of August, with results hopefully coming out the 31st of August. 

Judges will be announced later. 

When you enter, please put HSCC #14 into your uploaded title, add them to group and post a link in the description below. 

Also, quick poll, how many of you would be willing to pay a 1$ entrance fee for a month of pro being the grand prize per competition? I don't really know how that would work out, but comment below if you like the idea. 

Emotion Prompt #4

4. Homesickness - "a feeling of longing for one’s home during a period of absence from it."

Things to Consider:
Think of a time you were homesick. How did that make you feel? Is there any way that you can put that feeling into music?
Homesickness can often be accompanied by anxiety, fear, or sadness. What is homesickness like for you?
How can you use dynamics and tempo to depict how homesickness makes you feel?
Please use the description of the piece to explain how you chose to portray homesickness, so I can judge how accurate the music is in relation.

Required Tags: MusiComp Prompts, MCP Week #4, MCP Emotion Prompt #4

Emotion Prompt #4 Judging Deadline: August 15, 2018 [only two weeks this time, guys!]

Comment questions and submissions below! Good luck! :)

Concept Prompt #4

4. Superheroes.

Things to Consider:
What first comes to mind when you think of a superhero? What kind of superhero are you thinking of? If it’s something or someone specific, can you portray that through your music?
Superheroes almost always appear in action movies. What can you do to make your music sound like an action movie?
What can you do with instrumentation, dynamics, etc to portray fights in your music? Can you use louder dynamics, darker timbres, etc?
Please use the description of the piece to explain how you chose to portray superheroes, so I can judge how accurate the music is in relation.

Required Tags: MusiComp Prompts, MCP Week #4, MCP Concept Prompt #4

Concept Prompt #4 Judging Deadline: August 15, 2018 [only two weeks this time, guys!]

Comment questions and submissions below! Good luck! :)