Read More News
A Call for Compositions!

A Call for Compositions!

April 4, 2016

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and the

Long Island Composers Alliance Announce

A Call for Compositions for the 43rd Anniversary “Music By and For Students” Concert


(March 29, 2016 – Melville, NY)  The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) has joined with the Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA) as co-sponsor of “Music By and For Students”, a composition competition that will culminate in performances of the selected works at Hofstra University on May 27th, 2016. Deadline for entry is May 2.

The competition is open to composers in the following categories – 1) Composers 11 years old and under; 2) Composers between 12 and 14 years of age and 3) Composers between 15 and 19 years of age (ages as of May, 2016).

Compositions submitted should be a maximum of 5 minutes long and may be written in any style or instrumentation, however the composer must provide performers at no cost to LIMHoF or LICA. Scores, with an accompanying CD and check for the $15 non-refundable entrance fee, made to Long Island Composers Alliance, should be sent to:

Prof. Herbert A Deutsch, LICA Concert Manager

Music Department, New Academic Building

160 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

The works will be judged by the LICA Program Committee. 3 outstanding works (one in each category) will be selected for presentation at the concert at Hofstra, and will be performed and honored at the special LICA Professional Anniversary Concert on June 5. Scores will be returned at the May 27 event. Winners performed on June 5 will also receive $50. These awards are given in memory of Arlene Diamond, whose compositions and students were a part of music on Long Island for many years and whose work with LICA and many other music organizations was so vital.

“The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is excited to work together with the LI Composers Alliance.  They are an organization that is deeply rooted in the music history of Long Island and one that commands tremendous respect throughout the music education field”, said Tom Needham, LIMHoF Board member and Education Committee Chairman.

For more information about composition registration and LIMHoF please visit:

Support The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame