Music Composition Competition

The Music Composition Competition offers pupils an opportunity to explore the enchanting realm of music making. This competition emphasises both mathematical and creative thinking. Pupils will need to think mathematically when putting together melodies and rhythms, but also creatively when searching for something that hasn’t been done before, or unique lyrics to fit the feeling they’re trying to convey.

Music Composition Competition 2022

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

ISA Music Composition Competition 2022 – Rules and Guidelines

This event is not yet open for entries

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 the list of results below. You can click on the winners’ names to listen to 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 of the ISA are eligible to enter these competitions. Please contact our membership department if you wish to make an enquiry about joining the ISA.