Calling for all young composers to enter the Short Music Composition

All Prizes up to $1000.

2020 Competition will be soon opened with the application details to be listed.

Please visit this page again soon. Thank you for your interest. 

About the Competition:


The purpose of this competition is to honor young musicians who are well-versed in music theory and writing music. We are calling young musicians to submit an original composition score and a performance video of a score. Musicians age up to 21 are invited to enter this competition. Up to three (3) winning compositions will be eligible for a Grand Prize, Second Prize and Third prize respectively.


Judges: Johan de Meij, composer/conductor (Netherlands); Michael Dadap, composer/conductor (Philippines), Linda Litwin, violinist and educator, Harmony for Peace (USA), Tomoko Torii, Harmony For Peace (Japan); Shacker Mourad (Egypt), Harmony For Peace; Lisa Picker, Peace Committee (St. Louis); Michael Picker, Peace Committee (St. Louis)

 2018 LIAM Award Recipient 

Jivan Xander Ramesh, cello

LIAM Award Piece "Hope and Love"

 2017 LIAM Award Recipient 

Royce Martin, piano

LIAM Award Piece "Aurora"

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