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Joshua Iyer

December is (Unofficial) Music Composition Month!

November 21, 2012 at 4:40 AM

You know how the month of November is National Novel-Writing Month? Since November is already almost over (and it's almost Thanksgiving - Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!), let's set December for National Composing Month! Basically, how it'd work is, you could use staff paper or a program to write a piece and then somehow send it in somewhere for evaluation. It'd be kind of like the composition contest I entered my symphony for this past month. And because December is around the holidays, if you felt all the festive cheer and felt like arranging/orchestrating a Christmas song, that would be acceptable, too! Here would be the basic rules:

1. Your composition/arrangement/orchestration should be 1,000 notes or more. Every note in the piece (including notes in other parts) will be accounted for.

2. Be sure to give your piece a title and the name of the original composer if it's an arrangement.

3. The due date for when your piece should be totally finished is December 31st at 11:59 pm CST (right?). So right as the countdown for 2013 (or whatever year) ends, you can declare your piece finished! :)

Let me know if you have any ideas for this! I just thought of it and thought it'd be a cool project. Not just for me, but for any musician.

Thank you and enjoy!

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