Welcome to the Official CMC Group

 Welcome to the official Classical Music Contest Group.

Composing Contests:
Any can upload their score to a contest as long as it fits into the contest description. You can also make your own contests as long as it is not a spam. Do not spam your compositions into a contest. Anyone who spams or trolls will be kicked out of the group. So please do not spam. You can only upload 3 or fewer scores per contest. Follow these rules & you can be in this group. Tell your friends, family, even people you don't know, about this group. But wait. There's more, join within the next 15 minutes & you will become a group admin, just pay separate processing & HANDELing. I hope you enjoy this group.

General Discussions:
You can also post general discussions (as long as they are not spam). You can ask questions, upload scores, ask for advice, ex. Just keep it family-friendly.

Posting Scores:
When you post scores you must tell who composed it. DO NOT SPAM!

Basic Comunity Rules:
Make sure that when you post a discussion that it is family-friendly & is not spam. 

29 days ago
0

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

20 days ago
7

Prelude Contest (ended)

 The Rules:
Can be for any instrument/instruments
No spam
Award: follow, favorite & comment
Due-date: Due by January 13th January

21 days ago
4

Variation on a theme contest (Ended)

It is about the time of the anniversary of the death of my beloved grandfather. As I think I have not done enough deeds for him before he passed away, I would honour him with a contest. I would like you to make a variation on this theme by Schumann. I gave you historical background on the piece in the description of the work. 

https://musescore.com/hazim_azlan/theme-for-contest-31-december
Edit: Link closed due to the end of the contest

Rules:
This must only be for piano solo
The variation must be under 4 minutes and longer than 30 seconds. 
You may use any form in your composition: sonata, rondo, theme or variations
Have fun!

Winners will  have a follow from me and maybe have their piece placed in my upcoming Carnaval suite for solo piano. 

The contest will end on 6 January (Happy birthday Scriabin!)
Extended to 10th January

Good job to MadDuck for winning this contest!
Piece:https://musescore.com/quack/variations1

28 days ago
15

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

so it turns out it was not obvious that you cannot enter pieces into a different contest. You cannot enter a piece into more than one contest. I hade 2 people enter pieces from RSA contests.

17 days ago
0

Attention Admins:

All admins can manage the group. You can do as many things as you please as long as it benefits the group. If it doesn't make sense, I can always change it. Feel free to do anything to benefit the group.

Sincerely, 
CMC. Owner, IGitzDiz.

24 days ago
1

String Quartet Contest

Rules: The rules are:
Must be for string quartet( 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello )
Must be a minute or longer
Can be any style
Deadline is 1/6/2020
Award: 3 Winners will get a favorite, a follow, and have their piece promoted.

29 days ago
5

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Every time you enter a score into the contest, you need to upload it to the sheet music section of the group itself. It will make it easier to find them to judge. Also, you need to rename them to say CMC Contest. For example
"CMC Contest #5 Sonata in C Minor". Please reply if you read this if you are confused reply as well.

Sincerely,
CMC. 

24 days ago
0

Reminder

You can enter youtube videos of your pieces instead of having them uploaded on musescore.

25 days ago
0

What is your favourite violin concerto?

Happy new year everyone! 

Did you know, on this day, the German composer Johannes Brahms premiered his Violin Concerto in D major with Hungarian violinist, Joseph Joachim in 1897? This concerto which has been claimed by Polish violinist, Henryk Wieniawski as an "unplayable" work while Spanish violinist, Pablo Sarasate refused to play the work. Now it is one of the greatest violin concertos ever written and it is very famous today.

Here is a link to my favourite recording of this concerto played by Itzhak Perlman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C_U7eUbVd8

What is your favourite violin concerto? Tell me below.

28 days ago
6