We, the clay Senior Editors, are so excited to announce the second annual GP6 Music Competition!
Last year, the Senior Editors introduced this competition to rid the world of our singular repetitive pre-class song. Now, with that song fading into a distant memory, we have grown to love the tracks currently on rotation in GP6, all of which won last year’s competition via a vote from the TPS student body.
But, in keeping with the cyclical nature of our new soundtrack, we are looking for new songs to be played for the rest of the year! The GP6 Music Competition is designed to give a voice to the incredible musicians of TPS, so this year, we want to hear from the many talented TPSer artists once again! Submit your best musical work and show us your talents, and you may win a chance to be featured in GP6!
How does all of this work? For this competition, we will accept submissions of original pieces, and the winners will get to hear their songs played on rotation on GP6 for the rest of the school year. All songs must first be submitted to newGP6music@gmail.com. TPS’s clay Senior Editors (Cassie Disharoon and Leanne Zuiderveen) and Head Forum Moderator (Liv Aden) will then judge the entries to pick out the top eight to ten pieces they receive. In early March, we will publish the top picks and allow the TPS community to vote for the ones they like best. The top four most popular songs will be used on rotation as GP6 room music for the rest of the year. This process should ensure that the classroom soundtrack has enough variety to give everyone a chance to listen to something they like.
If you or someone you know is interested, here are the general guidelines:
- You must be a current TPS student to submit music.
- All submissions must be sent to newGP6music@gmail.com by February 17th. No exceptions.
- We cannot use music that may be offensive or questionable to some. As a result, we cannot consider rap, rock, romance music, political or protest music, etc. Instrumentals are best. Music with soft vocals is acceptable. Digital (techno) is alright as well.
- Music must be completely original work: written, performed, and recorded by TPSers. Music clearly in the public domain (all works published in 1924 or earlier) that is performed and recorded by a student is also acceptable.
- Submitted work may be in any popular accessible format (e.g. MP3) or may be links to an audio site. The file that is provided for use in GP6 will need to be originally recorded as an uncompressed WAV file of high sample rate (please do NOT convert an MP3 file to an uncompressed WAV, as the file will become unusable in GP6)
- Please attach your music file to an email that includes your name and song title, along with any other relevant information.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. We had some incredible entries last year, and we’re so excited to see your creativity and talent once again! So share your music with us, and don’t forget to come back to vote in March!
Cassie Disharoon and Leanne Zuiderveen
2019-2020 Senior Editors
EDIT: The 2020 GP6 Music Competition is now closed to further submissions. Please return in March to vote for your favorite GP6 songs!
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