A Cappella Noteflight Contest: Top 100 Arrangement!

Noteflight’s exciting series of composition contests moves into a new arena with our first ever A Cappella Contest! Premium or School users can choose from eight of the hottest top songs to arrange for a cappella voices. The winning score will be published by Hal Leonard, and the winner will also receive an exciting audio prize package from Samson Technologies valued at over $1500. We’re very proud that our contest judges will be Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, Sing-Off, House Jacks) and Roger Emerson (a top arranger of choral music for over 30 years).
Brought to you by Samson Technologies.

Here’s how to participate:

Choose from the following list of hot, top songs:

1. Stitches (Shawn Mendes)
2. Fight Song (Rachel Platten)
3. Honey I’m Good (Andy Grammar)
4. Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon)
5. Geronimo (Sheppard)
6. Sugar (Maroon 5)
7. Girl Crush (Little Big Town)
8. I Lived (OneRepublic)

Arrange one song in four to seven vocal parts (you do not need to notate vocal percussion, just include the staff) and submit according to the instructions below.

The prize package from Samson Technologies is valued at over $1500 and includes:

  • Stage V466 (4 handheld wireless mic system)
  • Expedition XP1000 (1,000 watt Portable PA)
  • Mixer Stand for XP1000
  • 140109 LS50P Speaker Stand Set for XP1000

DEADLINE: Saturday October 31, by midnight!

The fine print:

  • Any contemporary style/influences welcome (just don’t make the song into a madrigal or classical choral work)
  • Vocal percussion welcome (but you don’t have to notate it. If it’s repetitive, a couple measures is fine)
  • Produce 4-7 vocal parts total (solo included, which can be for an individual or section, solo line can jump from part to part)
  • Stay within general vocal ranges (bass should not go below E-flat, or if it does, give an alternate note)
  • Length should be roughly 2:30-3:30 minutes long.
  • No need to follow the exact form, key, tempo of the recorded version.
  • Prize will be given to one Grand Prize winner only.
  • One score entry per person and per Noteflight user name (which is the same thing).
  • Each contestant must submit their own score; for example a teacher may not submit a piece on behalf of a student.
  • Contestants must be Noteflight Crescendo (premium) users or members within a Studio, Classroom, Teacher, or single-sign-on LMS-integrated Noteflight site, and pieces must be submitted as Noteflight scores via sharing or emailing a link (see instructions below)
  • Employees of Noteflight and the Hal Leonard Corporation, Samson, or HLC affiliates are ineligible to participate.

How to submit your score
Crescendo accounts: In the Sharing panel inside your score, share your score with “selected people” and enter the username Noteflight Contests (see our User Guide for help with sharing) (be sure to hit “save” when you’re done).
Classroom/Studio/etc. accounts: please email your score to contests@noteflight.com. It does not have to be publicly shared.

About our Sponsor
Samson Technologies began in 1980 designing wireless microphone systems. Today, they are an industry leader in both consumer and professional audio with three notable brands: Samson Audio, Samson Wireless and Hartke. Over 250 of their products are sold and distributed in over 140 countries around the world. They are excited to participate in this contest providing four wireless mics and a portable – and powerful – PA system with all the accessories needed.