Call for Young Composer Works

Deadline: Was March 15, 2017, now tentatively April 1st (but please submit if you wish, even if a bit later than posted here)

What: Composers under 18 years of age as of January 1, 2017, of all nationalities and genres, are encouraged to submit music to Composer’s Toolbox, for analysis and publicity.

Composer’s Toolbox is a website that focuses on the technical aspect of composing, at every stage and level of the compositional process.  Selected works will be used to demonstrate effective uses of compositional techniques in contemporary music.

Why:  All works will receive constructive comments and feedback from working composers and musicians. Selected works will be featured on Composer’s Toolbox—a website that has thousands of page views a month—as an educational resource and to promote the music of young composers.

How: One submission per applicant, please.  (Send us your best work!)  The current deadline is listed above. Send an email to with the following:

  1. Score and/or program notes: can be attached or linked to, in PDF, Word, Google Drive, DropBox, Finale, Sibelius, Noteflight, etc.
  2. Audio: can be attached or linked to, in any audio format (please do not attach very large files). MIDI realizations are completely acceptable, as long as they are audio files (not .mid files).
  3. Parent/guardian permission to publish your name online, or, if no permission, a pseudonym they would like us to use.

There is no submission fee.

We look forward to examining the compositional tools used in your featured work.


Dan at Composer’s Toolbox and Composer Aaron Mencher