AGOYO Composers Competition

North Central Region Young Composers Competition

The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is proud to announce a new
music competition for composers under the age of 30. Organized and sponsored by the AGO Young Organists (AGOYO) in the North Central Region, the competition for a new work for organ solo, 3–6 minutes, is open to any individual who is younger than 30 years of age as of August 31, 2017. U.S. composers need not be AGO members; composers living outside of the U.S. must be AGO members.

First prize is $1,000; second prize is $500; three honorable mentions will also be announced. All prize winning and honorable mention compositions will be performed at the AGO North Central Regional Convention in Iowa City, Iowa, on June 20, 2017.

The submission deadline is March 10. Competition results will be announced on March 31. For complete information and application instructions, visit

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