Composing Competition

Congratulations to our winners!

Film music composing competition - Music Lessons Anywhere


Under 13s category:

First place: MaggieThere’s a Ghost In My House
Second place: NikkiBeekabicious
Third place: MayaRain Of The Icicles

Over 13s category:

First place: JeremiahThe Craft
Second place: TamaraAngels
Third place: MaddieHarvest Festival
Hear the winners and all competition entries here (please scroll down inside the playlist to see and to play all entries):


Here’s Maggie’s winning Composing Competition entry, video accompaniment:

Here’s Tamara’s ‘Over 13s’ category 2nd place winning suite:

Thank you to all who entered.
The standard was exceptionally high and there are some very creative entries!


Our judges:

Film music composing competition judges - Music Lessons Anywhere

Celebrity judges:
John Donaldson
Musician with JD Meatyard, Calvin Party and Levellers 5.
The Shend
Actor, musician and broadcaster, and founder of dada jazz punk band The Cravats and The Very Things.
The Shend’s Spinning Man radio show here.
Our teacher judges:
Liz Bux and Emily Braverman
Professional musician, music teacher and Music Lessons Anywhere student:
Leah Murphy
Piano teacher and music therapist.

Guidelines for those who entered the competition:

Setting the scene
Set the scene for your composition with a short description, to submit with your composition. Or you can send a short video with your composition, either made by you or a clip taken from an existing film.
Musical style
The style for your composition can be anything; romantic, science fiction, action, drama, horror… even comedy! It can be any length.
We had two categories this year:

  1. Under 13 years old
  2. Over 13 years old



Special Composing Workshops

First Sunday of the month at 1pm UK time
Free Skype Composing Workshops online - Music Lessons Anywhere
Learn how to create melodies and use chords.
Great for anyone entering our Composing Competition!
Here’s a video recording from one of our Composing Workshops:

Email Tracy now to join in or sit in.



Past Composing Competitions

Tap the images below to play the winners’ professionally mixed compositions:




Here are all the competition entries: