Notion Launches 2nd Realize Music Challenge Contest

Notion Music, creators of Notion music composition and performance software, has launched the second annual Realize Music Challenge. Composers from around the world can submit an orchestral piece completed in Notion software for a chance to win a recording session with the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2008. (Pretty sweet prize! —Ed.)

One Grand Prize winner, accompanied by a groupie guest, will be flown to London to record the winning composition with the London Symphony Orchestra. This recording session will take place at Abbey Road Studios, home to some of the most acclaimed recordings in music history. The Grand Prize winner will also receive hotel accommodations while in London and $2,500 in cash.

Last year’s Grand Prize winner, 23-year old Inal Bilsel, had his composition, titled “Nilay’s Dream,” recorded at Abbey Road Studios in March of 2007. “I enjoyed using Notion and found it very straightforward to learn and input notation,” said Bilsel. “I will definitely continue to use it, and I recommend it to every composer looking for easy-to-use software as well as quality-sounding demos.” Of course you recommend it Inal! You should be handing out Notion promo flyers for the rest of your life!

The Grand Prize winner will be chosen from one of the following categories: Young, Emerging or Professional Composer. A panel of distinguished composers and conductors will also select three finalists each receiving $1,000, and nine runner-ups, who will receive their choice of Notion software. Submitted original compositions must be 5-10 minutes in length and created in Notion software.

More information on the Notion Realize Music Challenge.

Author: FutureMusic

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