Music Unites the World Songwriting Contest

Organization Education Through Music-LA (ETM-LA)
Deadline October 15, 2021

Education Through Music-LA (ETM-LA) is excited to announce the 2022 Music Unites the World Songwriting Contest!  The purpose of this contest is to produce an inspiring, high-quality, original song that speaks to the theme of music’s ability to unite the world.  The winning piece will be premiered by students at the annual Music Unites the World Festival, a two-day event bringing together student performers from many of our approximately 50 partner schools in Los Angeles County.  For more info on ETM-LA’s mission, visit

PRIZE: The winning piece will be premiered at the Music Unites the World Festival March 17th, 2022 (location TBD) in Los Angeles, CA.  The winning piece will be sung by approximately 40-50 treble & alto singers (grades 4-6), accompanied on piano.

The winner will be invited to attend the premiere where the winning composer will receive a $1,000 cash prize.  In addition, the composer will meet and work with the choir and director.  Music industry professionals, educators, celebrity film composers, and other leaders will be in attendance.  Past festival celebrity coaches include Academy Award and GRAMMY Award-Winning Producer Randy Spendlove; Emmy-Award Winning Producer Rickey Minor, Composers Blake Neely (Flash, Arrow), Christophe Beck (Frozen), Joseph Trapanese (Straight Outta Compton), Joseph Kraemer (Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation), Harry Gregson-Williams (The Meg, Shrek), Producer Sebastian Krys (Shakira, Luis Fonsi, Juanes), Singer-Songwriter Judith Hill (The Voice, Prince), NOMAD (Babyface), Consultant CeCe Sammy (American Idol), and Solo Vocalist Lisbeth Scott (Shrek, Chronicles of Narnia).