Song Contest 2019


Application due Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59PM
All current Tisch students are encouraged to submit a song that celebrates our Tisch community.  The winner of the contest will have a chance to perform it/have it performed live at the 2019 Tisch Gala (Monday, April 8).  The winner will also receive one $400 prize.

Contest Rules:

  1. Must be a current, full-time undergraduate or graduate Tisch student.

  2. Song can be any style or genre and should reflect on your community here at Tisch.

  3. Submit one complete application online with two attachments: one demo file (preferably .wav or .mp3) and complete lyric sheet (.pdf or .doc).

    • Submissions must include one complete song.  Support for creative process and rehearsal(s) are not provided by our contest staff.  Winners will be provided with specific tech/rehearsal time required for the Gala performance.
    • Complete song should not exceed 5 minutes.
  4. Solos and groups will be accepted.
    • For group submissions, please have 1 point person complete the survey.
    • All members of the group must be current Tisch students.
    • The one $400 prize will be split among the group members at the group’s discretion.  You must explain in your submission how you plan to share the prize.
    • Submissions must indicate all involved parties: songwriter(s), performer(s), live musician(s), etc.  The song may be performed with backing track or live musicians. Please indicate all possible instrumentation for live music, if applicable.
  5. Submit all materials by Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59PM.


All inquiries may be directed to
The winner will be selected by Friday, March 8, 2019.