We, the clay Senior Editors, are so excited to announce the third annual GP7 Music Competition!
Two years ago, the Senior Editors introduced this competition to spare our ears from the “amazing” single, repetitive pre-class song. Since then, we have continued the tradition by introducing new songs written or played by our very own TPS classmates and friends and voted on by the TPS student body to GP7. We’ve been truly amazed by talent and creativity TPS musicians have shown in past competitions.
While we have become quite fond of GP7’s current selection of songs, we’re eager to find fresh songs to enhance the GP7 pre-class play list and fill our ears for the rest of the year! The GP7 Music Competition gives a voice to the incredible musicians of TPS, so we want to hear from the many talented TPSers once again this year. Submit your best musical work and you may win a chance to be featured in GP7!
How does all of this work? For this competition, we will accept submissions of original pieces, classical pieces, and other arrangements or songs within the public domain. The winning songs will by played on rotation in GP7 for the rest of the school year. All interested students must first submit their songs to newGP6music@gmail.com by February 22nd. After careful review, 8-10 top picks will be selected and published on clay in early March, so that the TPS community can vote for their favorites. Once the public vote concludes, the resulting four most popular songs will play on rotation as GP7 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 can enjoy.
If you or someone you know is interested in entering the contest, please review the guidelines listed below:
- You must be a current TPS student to submit music.
- All submissions must be sent to newGP6music@gmail.com by February 22nd. Late entries will not be considered.
- We cannot use music that may be offensive or questionable to some TPS students. As a result, we cannot consider rap, rock, romance music, political or protest music, etc. Instrumentals are best. Music with soft vocals and digital (techno) music are also acceptable.
- Any submissions must be completely original to the contestant: composed, performed, and recorded by TPSers. One exception is music clearly in the public domain (all works published in 1924 or earlier), although the performance and recording should still be the contestant’s own.
- Submissions 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 GP7 will need to be originally recorded as an uncompressed WAV file of a high sample rate (please do NOT convert an MP3 file to an uncompressed WAV, as the file will become unusable in GP7).
- Please attach your song file to an email that includes your name/composer’s name, the song title, and the year of composition along with any other information you believe is relevant.
- We will only allow ONE submission per person.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. Given the amazing entries we’ve heard over the past two years, we’re so excited to see your creativity and talent once again! Please share your music with us and don’t forget to come back to vote in March!
Jenna Koo and Madison Asher
clay 2020-2021 Senior Editors
EDIT: THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. KEEP ON THE LOOKOUT TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SONGS!