Since 1973, this annual celebration of young composers and performers has become one of LICA’s most popular events. We are proud that “Music By and For Students” has become the model for State-Wide NYSSMA student composition programs. This concert features Student Composers who perform their original compositions and Student Performers who perform compositions by LICA composers. The student musicians are Elementary School Age through High School Age.
Inquiries & submissions may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have access to email, you may call 516-799-8815 for alternate instructions
To have your composition considered for performance in this concert –
Please send an email to email@example.com before the deadline of April 19, 2019
Include your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and age (as of June 9, 2019).
Write “LICA Student Concert” in the subject line
Attach a PDF file of the score of one original composition, preferably less than 5 mins. in length
Attach an MP3 audio file of the composition, or a link to a video/sound file of the composition
Pay the non-refundable $10 entrance fee by clicking the “Donate” button on the LICA website: www.licamusic.org
You will be notified by email as to whether your composition was accepted to be part of this concert
Student composers must provide performers at no cost to LICA
Compositions of any style will be considered and will be selected by the LICA judging committee
$100 cash prizes will be awarded for outstanding student compositions in three different age groups
The three prizewinners will have another performance of their compositions, and will be honored at a LICA concert on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Huntington, NY
In 1973, the first Music By and For Students concert was held. This annual event features performances and compositions of young people. Emphasis is on encouraging young composers and in recent years the alliance has presented awards in the form of U.S. Government Savings Bonds for outstanding works.
Arline Diamond Memorial Awards are presented to the students at this concert and are dedicated to the memory of Arline Diamond, a LICA member whose career was devoted to teaching and encouraging young people. LICA is proud to say that this concert has become a model for student composition competitions held annually by the NY State School Music Association.