Just for fun! Maps of Composition Contest Entries
We might be super nerds, but we love to track statistics regarding our different projects. This year, we finally decided to embrace our curiosity and tally each year’s entries by country. The board thought it was so cool we had to share! It’s difficult to make a perfect tally. From our communication with composers who have been named finalists, we know that many composers live outside their country of birth/citizenship for work or studies and in some cases have permanently relocated to another country. As we only have biographical information for composers who were named finalists or winners, we chose to record the country of entry based on the billing address of the entry. Check out the cool maps detailing entries below. We can’t wait to see where we’ll receive entries from this year!
24 Americans from all over the country
7 composers living in America but born abroad. Some are students, others permanent residents or citizens. Information obtained from the composers bios. The countries include: China (2), Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Poland, and Taiwan.
6 composers who live in other countries: Canada, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, an Argentinian composer studying in France, and a Portuguese composer who teaches in Brazil.
We’re so grateful for the opportunity to be exposed to and help bring recognition to composers from around the world. Without the composition contest, we know many of our members would not be aware of these talented composers and we look forward to meeting more this year! Speaking personally and for the members of our organization, we have found it so rewarding to perform and promote these excellent works!