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Red School of Music Songwriting Competition

Share your song with the world!

SAVE THE DATE! Finals Round on June 14th at the Blackbox Theater.

Applications open March 1st and due May 1st.
Submissions $25 Fee

Open to the public—anyone may submit a piece and must select their age division.

All ages—three age divisions:

Division 1: Ages 8-14
Division 2: Ages 15-21
Division 3: Adult

Competition details

Applicants submit a recording of their piece (can be performed by themselves or someone else) Pieces need to be under 6 minutes total. Any instruments/vocals allowed. Pieces containing explicit or provocative language, themes, or materials will be disqualified.

All pieces must be originals—no arrangements or covers permitted.

Finalists will be notified via email and invited to participate at final round. Final round will take place in our Blackbox Theater and be a ticketed event. Finalists have free participation and must provide their own performers/instruments/vocalists for their number.

Each division will be judged and participants may take home their judging sheet. There will be an audience choice vote available for each division. First place winners will have the opportunity to have their pieces featured on the Red School of Music YouTube channel.

Applicants will have the opportunity to sign up for a 1-1 coaching with their piece to take it to the next level and/or receive information about producing and professionally recording their pieces.

Video recordings: Please state name and piece performing.

Judging criteria: Technique, language, artistry, and  presentation

Non-Refundable Entrance Fee: $25

Please note: All entrance fees are non-refundable and non transferable. 

Live Round Tickets: $10/ticket general admission

Limited seating available, first reserved, first serve. Each competition finalist will receive one comp ticket to the live round. When tickets are available for reservation, all finalists and applicants will receive an email with the link to reserve tickets.