As a part of PARMA’s continuing efforts to bring new music to the listening community and to support new performers and composers, every year PARMA’s Student Composer Competition holds a call for scores for current students in composition under the age of 30.  The top 10 winners from the Competition are included in the PARMA Anthology of Music and the Grand Prize Winner is rewarded with an additional prize.


This year, there will be 3 Grand Prize Winners, and they will all receive a reading and archival recording of an orchestral work as part of our PrimaVista program (www.parmarecordings.com/primavista).  Please see the 2015 Call For Scores page for more information.


With no entry fee and all costs subsidized, the PARMA Student Composer Competition is a great opportunity for student composers from around the world, and we encourage you to submit your music.


2015 Grand Prize Winners, Eugene Austapov, Nathan Brown, and Scott Lee received a reading and archival recording of their pieces by a professional orchestra through PARMA’s PrimaVisa program








2014 Grand Prize Winner Michael Mikulka had his piece To Throw premiered by the Redline Brass Quintet at the 2014 PARMA Music Festival.










2013 Grand Prize Winner Tina Tallon had her piece selective defrosting premiered by the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra String Quartet at the 2013 PARMA Music Festival.










2012 Grand Prize Winner Quinn Dizon's small ensemble piece Awakening was recorded by Clayton Hoener, Peter Sulski, Ron Lowry, and Hannah Shields in August 2012 and is featured on PERCEPTIONS (Navona Records).