A music composition contest for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, in five categories of music, with a cash prize of $1000 per category, public performance and recording by an APU ensemble, a 1 year membership in J.W. Pepper's® My Score® program, and consideration for publication by J.W. Pepper/Wingert-Jones Publications.
Announcements
The 2017-18 Composition Contest is Live!

The 2017-18 Composition Contest is Live!

Showcase your musical artistry by entering the 2017-18 Azusa Pacific University/J.W. Pepper High School Composition Contest by Dec. 1, 2017! Check out the tabs above for information about the contest, how to enter, and the contest rules.  At the tabs on Azusa Pacific University School of Music and J.W. Pepper, you’ll see information about the...

Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program

The Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program is an incredible opportunity that allows high school composers to work alongside professional composers and the LA Philharmonic. All high school composers are encouraged to apply here.
Tristan Heinicke Wins Big Band Category 2016-2017

Tristan Heinicke Wins Big Band Category 2016-2017

Tristan Heinicke has won the Big Band category of the 2016-17 Azusa Pacific University/J. W. Pepper High School Composition Contest for his composition Forest Fire. Heinicke, age 18, is a Senior at the Orange County School of the Arts. He began playing guitar in the 3rd grade, and soon found it to be a calling. As he expanded...
Wyatt Boggs Wins Wind Ensemble Category 2016-2017

Wyatt Boggs Wins Wind Ensemble Category 2016-2017

Wyatt Boggs has won the Wind Ensemble category of the 2016-17 Azusa Pacific University/J. W. Pepper High School Composition Contest for his composition Ex Luna Scientia. Wyatt Boggs is a junior at Clear Fork High School in Bellville, Ohio. He is heavily involved in his high schools band and choir as well as his own jazz band, youth...
Kevin Su Wins Orchestra Category 2016-17

Kevin Su Wins Orchestra Category 2016-17

Kevin Su has won the Orchestra category of the 2016-17 Azusa Pacific University/J. W. Pepper High School Composition Contest for his composition Concert Overture No. 1. A high school junior at Poolesville High School, in Poolesville MD, and a composition student under Dr. Judah Adashi at Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Su is also a conductor,...
Andrew Courtney Wins Chamber Category 2016-17

Andrew Courtney Wins Chamber Category 2016-17

Andrew Courtney has won the Chamber category of the 2016-17 Azusa Pacific University/J. W. Pepper High School Composition Contest for his composition Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello. Mr. Courtney is a junior in the pianist program at the Orange County School of the Arts in Southern California. He has been composing for 5 years, studied...
APU Chamber Singers to perform piece by Christopher Fludd

APU Chamber Singers to perform piece by Christopher Fludd

The 2016-17 Composition Contest is live!

The 2016-17 Composition Contest is live!

Showcase your musical artistry by entering the 2016-17 Azusa Pacific University/J.W. Pepper High School Composition Contest by Dec. 1, 2016! Check out the tabs above for information about the contest, how to enter, and the contest rules.  At the tabs on Azusa Pacific University School of Music and J.W. Pepper, you’ll see information about the...
Paul Novak wins the Chamber Music Category with his piece "January Fragments" for piano

Paul Novak wins the Chamber Music Category with his piece “January Fragments” for piano

Paul Novak, of Reno, Nevada, has won the chamber category for the Azusa Pacific University/J.W.Pepper High School Composition Contest, with his composition January Fragments for piano. A high school senior at the Davidson Academy of Nevada, Mr. Novak is the founder and director of the Artemisia Chamber Ensemble, the region’s premiere high school chamber ensemble,...
Benjamin P. Snoek wins the Orchestra Category with his piece "Ridgefinder"

Benjamin P. Snoek wins the Orchestra Category with his piece “Ridgefinder”

Benjamin P. Snoek, of Holland, Michigan, has won the orchestral category for the Azusa Pacific University/J.W.Pepper High School Composition Contest, with his composition Ridgefinder. A high school senior at West Ottawa High School, Mr. Snoek is the principal string bassist in the West Ottawa High School Chamber Orchestra. He was a winner of the Michigan...
Christopher Fludd wins the Choral Category with his piece "Alius est Caelum"

Christopher Fludd wins the Choral Category with his piece “Alius est Caelum”

Christopher Fludd, of Freeport, New York (Long Island), has won the choral category for the Azusa Pacific University/J.W.Pepper High School Composition Contest, with his composition Alius est Caelum. A high school senior at Freeport High School, Mr. Fludd is President of the 2015-16 Freeport High School Select Chorale and Head Drum Major of the FHS...
Ian M. Jones wins the Wind Ensemble Category with his piece "Combine and Create"

Ian M. Jones wins the Wind Ensemble Category with his piece “Combine and Create”

Ian M. Jones, of Lexington, South Carolina, has won the wind ensemble category for the Azusa Pacific University/J.W.Pepper High School Composition Contest, with his composition Combine and Create. A percussionist for 7 years, he is a junior at River Bluff High School. He has also recently won the NAfME Student Composers Competition. Combine and Create was...