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All active TMEA college student members are invited to enter the Southwestern Musician Essay Contest for College Students. The contest will be divided into two divisions: undergraduate and graduate. Applicants must be full- or part-time students during the fall semester, must be a music major, and must hold an active College Student membership in TMEA (or Active membership if a graduate student and teaching).

1.Topics: Students entering this contest may choose to address the following topic: “Why Teach Music,” or students may choose to follow broader guidelines that apply to articles submitted for review to Southwestern Musician. These guidelines state that the contents of articles may focus on band, choir, orchestra, general music or research, but the information should be relevant for a majority of our members. Manuscripts may be inspirational, pedagogical, philosophical, historical or descriptive in nature.

2.Length: Articles should not exceed 1,500 words and should contain no references to the author by name.

3.Cover page: Articles should be submitted with a cover page listing the author’s name, address, college or university attending, indication of undergraduate or graduate status and current TMEA number. Note: References to the author by name should only appear on the cover page.

4.Delivery instructions: All articles must be sent via e-mail and received in the TMEA office no later than December 1. E-mail the essay to Robert Floyd and Karen Cross at and

5.Judging: The Article Review Committee of Southwestern Musician will judge the articles and may award first, second, and third places in each division (dependent on number and quality of submissions). Winning articles will be considered for publication in Southwestern Musician based on space availability. All articles become the property of TMEA.

6.Awards: First-place winners will receive $500. Second-place winners will receive $400, and third place winners will receive $300, based on the number and quality of submissions.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:13