OM/NI COMPETITION - ORIGINAL MUSIC / NEW IDEAS
Welcome to the OM/NI Program Page!

Below, you'll find everything you need to learn about OM/NI, view sample scores, links to submit your composition, process your entry fee, or order the "OM/NI New Music" Compilation or CD after it's released!

If you have any questions about the program or need help,
please contact SJackson@epsmf.org



- Competition Process 2018 -

ALL APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS ARE DUE BY MARCH 15, 2018

Round 1 - EPSMF OM/NI Panel + Competition Performers will play
through and listen to each submission to select compositions to advance.
Round 1 panel will provide feedback via e-mail to all entries that are not
selected for Round 2 of the competition. Competition finalists and any
additional compositions to be included are forwarded to the pianists who
will be performing in the concert.

Round 2 - Top 6 (six) selections from each age category are sent to the
panel of professional composers for further evaluation and ranking.
Feedback and judges scores are collected.

Competition Concert - Two to Four professional pianists will prepare all
of the concert repertory for presentation during the August 5th, 2018
Sounds of St. Mark's Concert Series.

Audience Choice Award - At this time, the audience will also
vote for Audience Choice award recipient. The Audience Choice Prize is
$200.00.

Publication/Recording - All compositions selected for inclusion in the
OM/NI Concert will be included in the 2018 "OM/NI New Music"
Compilation. The concert is also recorded live and each composer will
receive an mp3 of their composition after the performance.
Compositions selected for publication will receive royalties from
Compilation and CD sales.

A separate contract (to be signed by parents or guardians for anyone
under 18) will be sent to each composer prior to publication. Contract is
non-exclusive. EPSMF reserves the right to republish or include
compositions for performance in concert for a period not to exceed 
(five) years from the date of submission.
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OM/NI Submission Guidelines – JUNIOR DIVISION

ALL APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS ARE DUE BY MARCH 15, 2018

All applicants must be from 9 – 16 years old as of March 15th, 2018

2018 Competition instrumentation is for solo piano only.

Junior division competitors may submit 1 (one) piece, no longer than 3
(three) minutes.

Scores may be neatly handwritten or engraved in a music notation
program and saved as a PDF. (See Sample Scores HERE and HERE)
oSome free music notation programs include Finale Notepad,
Score Cloud, MuseScore, Lily Pond, Musink Lite, and Musette.
oSome commercially available music notation programs include
Sibelius, Finale, Magic Score, and Forte.

Audio files (live performance or digital rendering) may be submitted along
with your score, but are not acceptable substitutes for music notation.

Be sure that your score includes each of the following:
oYour name
oApproximate performance time
oTitle of your piece
oAny required tempo markings and dynamics

SUBMISSION FORM (click here!)

ENTRY FEE PAYMENT LINK ($5.00)


OM/NI Submission Guidelines – EMERGING DIVISION

ALL APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS ARE DUE BY MARCH 15, 2018

All applicants must be from 17-25 years old as of March 15, 2018

2018 Competition instrumentation is for either solo piano or electro-
acoustic works featuring solo acoustic piano.

Emerging division competitors may submit 1 (one) piece or a small suite
of pieces, no longer than 8 (eight) minutes.

Scores may be neatly handwritten or engraved in a music notation
program and saved as a PDF. (See Sample Scores HERE and HERE)
oSome free music notation programs include Finale Notepad,
Score Cloud, MuseScore, Lily Pond, Musink Lite, and Musette.
oSome commercially available music notation programs include
Sibelius, Finale, Magic Score, and Forte.

Audio files (live performance or digital rendering) may be submitted along
with your score, but are not acceptable substitutes for music notation.

Electro-Acoustic submissions must include 2 (two) audio files - the audio
for the performance and a 2nd track including the tempo click track for
rehearsal purposes. Both tracks should be CD quality stereo mp3 files.

Be sure that your score includes each of the following:
oYour name
oApproximate performance time
oTitle of your piece
oAny required tempo markings and dynamics

SUBMISSION FORM (click here)

ENTRY FEE PAYMENT LINK ($10.00)