Alabama Music Teachers Association
Affiliated with Music Teachers National Association

Composer Commission Competition

Alabama Composers are invited to submit an application to be considered for an Alabama Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association Commission Award.

Eligibility: Composers who currently reside in Alabama. Composers who have received an AMTA commission in the past five years are not eligible.

Entry Fee: None

Award: The commission award is $1000.

Submission Requirements:

To be considered for the commission, composers must submit the following:

Commission Requirements:  

The commissioned work will be submitted by AMTA to MTNA in the Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year Award competition. The composer must supply AMTA with copies of the final score, and a live recording of the work for this submission. If the work wins the SDCY award, the composer will be responsible for providing the performer(s) for the presentation of the piece at the MTNA national conference (composers will receive an additional award for winning the SDCY).   

Dates and application deadlines for the 2022-2023 year TBA.