Contest Open!

Les Marsden, Founder and Conductor of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra challenges students each year to write their own music. The winner in each age category will be orchestrated by Maestro Marsden, who will conduct those winning pieces in their world premiere performances at the MSO’s Saturday, June 29th 2019 Independence Day Spectacular! Concert.

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This annual contest is open only to Mariposa County Residents aged 8—18* within the following categories:

  1. Age 8—11 “Child Prodigy Composer” $50 Cash Award
  2. Age 12—15 “Teen Wonder Composer” $50 Cash Award
  3. Age 16—18 “Noteworthy Young Adult Composer” $50 Cash Award
    (*Note: Participation is by age category with the entrant’s age as of April 26, 2019—the entry deadline.