Our Composition Competition for 2020 is on the theme of Moon Rabbit or Jade Rabbit, a mythological rabbit who lives on the moon in Far Eastern Folklore. Whilst the story originated from China there are many variations of the story including from Japan and Korea. We would like you to find out about this story and think about how you can use this theme to create a piece of music or a song to tell the tale.
There are 3 age categories to enter the competition:
Age 6 - 9
Age 10 - 15
To enter you must compose a piece of music; a song with words or a melody with a Moon Rabbit theme. Think about the mood of the piece, using tempo, dynamics and phrasing of your melodies to evoke characterisation. You make like to add notes with your submission along with an imaginative title.
The composition does not need to be notated but you must submit a performance video recording that you can play yourself on an instrument of your choice. The recording must be made in landscape orientation. The resulting mp4 files must be sent to [email protected] (via dropbox.com) or Whatsapp with your name, age and title of the piece.
On submitting your entry you agree for it to be added to a playlist of compositions published on the Your Space Music Lessons website.
Entries must be received by 14th December 2020 at midnight and the winners will be announced by 21st December 2020.
The competition is open to Your Space Music Lessons pupils and the general public.
The winner of each category will receive a £25 Amazon e-gift voucher and a certificate. There is no alternative prize, and the judges decision is final.
To ask any questions about the competition please contact [email protected].