Creating Original Music Project

Founded in 2005, the Creating Original Music Project (COMP) is an annual statewide contest intended to encourage K-12 students in Missouri to write original musical works, and to provide performance opportunities for those works.

The project is a joint venture of the University of Missouri School of Music and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, which provides an annual gift of $80,000 to sponsor the competition.

Every year, in addition to having their music performed at the COMP Festival in April on the Mizzou campus, the winning composers in each age group and category and their schools receive cash prizes. High school winners also receive a scholarship to attend Mizzou’s high school summer music composition camp.

For more information, visit the Creating Original Music Project site.

The Mizzou New Music Initiative’s other programs include:

Undergraduate Composition Scholarships
New Music Ensemble Graduate Assistantships
Mizzou International Composers Festival
Composer Connection