Forum Music Teachers Association of Houston, Inc.

TMTA SA Original Composition Contest

CHAIRMAN: Chiao-Li Tsai: (505) 610-1580
703 Cannon Ln, Sugar Land TX 77479
DEADLINE: December 1
  1.  Email the composition to the Chair.
  2. Include the following information on a separate document.
    1. Contest Division
    2. Student name: last, first
    3. School grade
    4. Address: street/city/ zip
    5. Parent name
    6. Parent email
    7. Fall or Spring theory test
    8. Teacher name
  3. The chair will review the composition and will notify the teacher
    by January 10 if it will be sent to the state level.
FEE: $20 for Contest Divisions S1 – SP 12
$25 for Contest Divisions E, EP, L, and LPPay for your student’s registration:

    1. OPTION 1 (preferred): Send payments via Zelle to Add a message to the transfer with the memo “Composition Contest enrollment for #__ students.”

    2. OPTION 2: Mail your registration check to the appropriate chair. Your payment must be postmarked no later than the deadline. One check per teacher made out to Forum by the December deadline

INFORMATION: The TMTA SA Original Composition Contest encourages students to compose their own compositions. With their private teacher’s guidance, students compose solo or ensemble compositions. Solo compositions may be written for any single instrument and ensemble compositions include a minimum of two instruments.
After a student’s paper is judged at the local level, the composition will be sent back to the student. If it was deemed qualified to progress to the state level, the student will have an opportunity to make corrections based on the judge’s comments before being submitted.
For more information, go to the TMTA Handbook.