Sheet Music Plus, home to the world’s largest online sheet music selection, and San Francisco non-profit, Composers Inc., today announced a piano composition contest. Professional Steinway pianists at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Walnut Creek and San Francisco will showcase winning pieces and winners will each receive a $300 award, along with a $200 travel stipend should they choose to attend the concerts.
Starting today, composers and arrangers can submit original piano compositions among four different categories to the SMP Press platform. SMP Press allows users to upload and sell their original sheet music and MP3s on the Sheet Music Plus website, earning 45% in royalties. Contest submissions are welcome through November 6, 2015.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Steinway, the world’s piano leader and nonprofit, Composers Inc. to encourage original and creative piano composition,” said Jenny Silva, CEO of Sheet Music Plus. “Sheet Music Plus has always taken pride in the original work of its member musicians. This contest allows us to celebrate and promote our independent community of composers and arrangers.”
“As an advocate for living American composers, Composers Inc. is proud to be partnering with Steinway Piano Galleries of the San Francisco Bay Area and Sheet Music Plus in this contest which will honor the winning composers and provide a professional-caliber performance of their works,” said Robert Greenberg, President of Composers Inc.
“Steinway Piano Gallery is proud to be partnering with Sheet Music Plus, home of the world’s largest online sheet music selection and Composer’s Inc.,” said Justin Levitt, Manager of Steinway Piano Gallery in Walnut Creek. “Like Composer’s Inc., we are honored to celebrate new original piano pieces from living composers. We look forward to celebrating the winning pieces in our Bay Area showrooms.”
Winners will be announced on December 4th, 2015.