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Hear it Live!

What is it?

Hear it Live! is a showcase concert hosted by Concordia Conservatory for student composers & songwriters in elementary, middle and high school. The concert will take place at the Sommer Center at Concordia College – New York, Bronxville on May 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM. The deadline to submit works for it is April 15, 2019. All participating composers will receive a recording of their work and the concert is free and open to the public. Students will have the opportunity to meet other young composers, to share their work, and to hear it performed by student and professional musicians.


Hear it Live! is open to composers and songwriters ages 8-18 in elementary, middle or high school in the greater Westchester area. Eligible pieces will be written for (1) the Hear it Live ensemble (piano, flute, violin, cello & soprano voice) in any combination of 1-5 performers, or for (2) a performer or ensemble you can supply yourself of any instrumentation. Composers and songwriters are required to attend the concert at Concordia College on May 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM.


A prize of US$100 each will be given to the most accomplished composition in each of two categories (1) elementary school and middle-school aged composers, and (2) high school-aged composers. The prizes will be adjudicated by a panel of established composers and teaching artists.

To Submit

Applicants should submit an online application at Concordiaconservatory.org and as well as an mp3 recording (if you have one) and a score and/or lyric sheet (as a pdf) to Matt Van Brink via mvb@concordia-ny-edu. Chosen works will be selected for the performance. For more information, please contact Dr. Matt Van Brink, Head of Composition & Songwriting via email at mvb@concordia-ny.edu or at 914-395-4507.