2021 Composition Competition





  • An original work for multiple-percussion (1 or 2 players)

  • Due April 1, 2021

  • Must be unpublished at the time of application (live performances are acceptable, but no circulation of the sheet music)

  • Duration of between 6 and 10 minutes

  • Scored for 1 to 2 players

  • Please submit in PDF form at the highest level of engraving/editing possible

  • Midi or live audio renderings are encouraged but not required

  • NO VIDEO please, as this will be judged blind

  • Do NOT include your name on the score. Scores will be assigned numbers (which will be traced to the submission email).



  • $200 USD to the winner

  • A full distribution contract with Pocket Publications, LLC. for the life of the composition (details to be agreed upon)

  • Addition to the Pocket roster of Artists



  • The 2021 Composition Competition will be adjudicated by Jonathan Bisesi, Dr. Matthew McClung, Matt Prendergast and Shaun Tilburg


EMAIL the following to percussivepublications@gmail.com

  • A .pdf file of the composition score. Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one combined .pdf file. Please DO NOT include your name anywhere on the score

  • A .mp3 of any midi or live recording audio (not required, but encouraged)

  • All materials must be submitted by April 1, 2021 

Pocket Publications, LLC

Phoenix, AZ 85003



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