Music Association of California Community Colleges

Student Commercial Music Composition Competition 2022

  • November 17, 2022
  • November 19, 2022


  • Registration for this event requires a sponsoring MACCC faculty member.

Registration is closed

1st place ($200) and 2nd place ($100) scholarships will be awarded, with possible Honorable Mentions.

Contest Criteria

  • Student must be currently enrolled in a California Community College
  • Original song compositions may be of any popular style or genre (Note: Remixes will not be accepted.)
  • Must be written, produced, recorded, and mixed by the student
  • Songs can be any combination of recorded instruments, vocals, and/or MIDI/virtual instruments
  • Length should be 2:30-5:00 minutes
  • Must be an original work written within last 2 years
  • Any DAW can be used
  • Student must have a supporting MACCC member
  • $20 entry fee
  • Must contain lyrics using poetry or prose style that are written by the student

Judging will be based on creativity, composition/arrangement, lyric content, phrasing, mixing, and adherence to contest criteria. After submission period, judges will choose 5 finalists to participate in a masterclass/critiquing session at MACCC Conference 2022.

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