K-12 Songwriting Competition Application

The K-12 Songwriting Competition offers southern Arizona students in grades K-12 the unique opportunity to write and submit original songs as they compete for a chance to perform their songs during the Tucson Desert Song Festival. Students submit their lyrics and a recording of their piece below. After submissions close, a panel of judges selects finalists to perform at the annual “Songwriting Showcase” where they compete for cash prizes and scholarship opportunities. For complete details, click here. Applications Due: Monday, November 27, 2017 before midnight Songwriting Showcase: Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Fred Fox School of Music Questions? Call 1-888-546-3305 and ask for info on Songwriting Competition or write to tdsfapplications@gmail.com.

Please note:

Title your MP3 with your SONG TITLE only (no student names). Please only send it as an MP3 format: • One method: Record your song as an audio file from a smart phone recording app. • Second method: If you record off of your phone or a camera as a video, you can upload your video file to YouTube and then use a free YouTube to MP3 Converter to create and download your MP3. • Third method: Record directly onto your computer using a microphone and audio software; here are some instructions and free resources.

  • Performing Song

  • e.g., solo unaccompanied voice; voice and piano; voice and guitar; vocal duet and guitar; violin, cello, piano, and voice; etc.
  • If musicians are needed, we can provide a list of available musicians from the Fred Fox School of Music, or you can arrange for your own musicians; just let us know your plan here.
  • File Attachments

    Please use the fields below to upload a document containing your song lyrics and audio file. Note: (singer does not need to be the singer who would compete in the showcase recital).

    You can submit your song via an MP3 below, or you can submit a YouTube video link below.
  • Tipos de archivos aceptados: doc, docx, pdf, pages, txt, rtf, Tamaño máximo de archivo: 32 MB.
  • Tipos de archivos aceptados: mp3, Tamaño máximo de archivo: 32 MB.
    Please submit mp3 only

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