Music Composition Competition

Music has many positive health benefits, whether we are listening or playing. Composing music keeps a young brain engaged by forcing it to think mathematically when composing melodies and rhythms, but also creatively when searching for something that hasn’t been done before, or unique lyrics to fit the feeling that they’re trying to convey.

Opening date for entries: Tuesday 25 January 2022
Deadline to enter: Thursday 28 April 2022

ISA Music Composition Competition Rules and Guidelines 2022

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ISA Music Composition Competition 2021 – results

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the ISA Music Composition Competition 2021 and to the winners.

Please see below the list of results, you can click on the names to listen and see the pieces.

A word from the judge: “I encourage you all to continue writing music and to find your own unique way of making art and expressing yourselves. I hope you will all continue to enjoy making and listening to music throughout your lives“. Flora Curzon – modern and baroque violinist. 

Key Stage 2

First Place: Yash Shoor, Park Hill School and Nursery
Second Place: Elise Bullock, Kensington Wade School and Yunzhe Wang, The Shrubbery School
Highly commended: Joshua Carroll King’s School Plymouth and Pela Tian Wright, Ayscoughfee Hall School

Key Stage 3

First Place: Eliza Rincon, Leighton Park School
Second Place: Henry R-Y Li, New Hall School
Highly commended: Amelia Garner, St Mary’s, Gerrards Cross and Ingrid Fellah, The Laurels

Key Stage 4

First Place: Sam Waller, Radnor House Twickenham
Second Place: Camilla Locsin, Southbank international and Francesca Hutson, Worksop College
Highly commended: Samuel Graves, Radnor House Twickenham and Lucy Jones, Normanhurst School

Key Stage 5

First Place: George Pilling, Mander Portman Woodward
Second Place: Tilly Lynn, The Dixie Grammar School
Highly commended: Sean Murefu, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate and Joseph Gipple, Leighton Park School

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Only schools whose Head is a Member with ISA are eligible to enter these competitions. Please contact our membership department to enquire about joining ISA.