Music Composition-- The process of creating a new piece of music. The composer is a person who expresses their own thoughts and ideas through the use of sound. The student composer may submit an entry performed by an individual or group. Student composers are not required to perform their composition themselves.


Middle and high school grade divisions (6th - 12th grades) require music score/tablature/notation, either traditional or tablature. Software may be used to produce an audio recording or produce the score.


The piece must:

  • Be a new and original work based on the theme "I Will Change the World By". A large part of the judging is based how the work relates to the theme as spelled out in the Artist's (written) Statement.

  • Be on a flash drive using MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) or FLAC format

  • Not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1 GB in file size

  • Not be a video

  • Not contain copyrighted material


You can read the detailed rules from the Texas PTA here.


To submit a music composition into the Reflections Program:

  • Think about the theme “I Will Change the World By

  • Compose your piece and notate it if required

  • Record a performance or your piece onto a flash drive

  • Place your flash drive in a ziploc bag and write your name and the name of your piece on the bag

  • Submit a Reflections Entry Form 

  • Turn in the flash drive to any of the school’s main offices.




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