Composers Competition

The Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization (MACRO)
announces the 25th Annual

2024 MACRO
Composition Competition

Prize: $1000 and Conference Presentation

List of Previous Competition Winners

Entry Guidelines and Submission Procedures

Responsibilities of Competition Winner

For Further Information

If you have questions about the competition, please contact MACRO Composition Chair Dr. Rich Freese, at rich.freese.macro [at]

If you have questions about MACRO or macro analysis, please consult the MACRO Web site at or contact Dr. Jamie Henke, MACRO Chair, at 21 N Park St, Madison, WI 53715, or (608)263-6822 (telephone), or jamie.henke [at] (e-mail).

Entry Form

Please print this form, complete it, and include it with your submission. You may prefer to use the PDF version of this form.

2024 MACRO Composition Competition

Composer's Name_______________________________________________________________________
State_______________ Zip_______________
Phone_________________________ E-Mail________________________
Title of Composition______________________________________________________________________
Duration________________ Date of Composition ________________ (must be 2019 or later)

Are you currently a MACRO member? Yes _____ No ______

Do you have a valid U.S. Social Security number? Yes _____ No _____ ("Yes" required for entry)

IMPORTANT: Submit a short paragraph indicating how the principles of macro analysis are involved in your composition. This is a required part of the entry process. Macro analysis is a reductive analytical system that views music via harmonic motion to and from a target chord or “tonic”. While macro analysis is traditionally applied to tonal music, its application can be broadly extended to encompass any music that employs some sort of directed musical motion or pitch centricity. Visit for further information.

In the event that I am named Winner in the competition, I agree to the following:

I certify that my entry complies with all competition requirements, as listed in the “Call for Scores”.

Signed_______________________________ Date ______________________

MACRO agrees to provide to the Winner a $1000 monetary prize plus reimbursement for travel expenses up to $500 for their participation in the 2023 MACRO Workshop.

Submit this form and all entry materials electronically by January 15, 2024 to:

Dr. Rich Freese, MACRO Composition Chair
E-mail: rich.freese.macro [at]
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