Contests for Young Composers

Most of these contests are open to children from primary and middle school — the primary age range of Stone Soup’s readers. As most of these contests also post videos of contest winners you can also use this listing to find wonderful music written by children. If you know of other contests, then please post the […]

Introduction to Child Composers

“Lillian” composed by Benjamin Britten in 1929 at age 16. One of the most extraordinary things about the world we live in today is that is possible for people who would have had no way to be heard or discovered to find a large audience. We are all familiar with child writers but much less […]

Introduction to Alma Deutscher, Young British Composer

British Composer, Alma Deutscher (born 2005) is one of the many young composers who are invariably compared by TV interviewers  with Mozart, the composer who lived a couple hundred years ago. This comparison is more because few people know about how many fabulous young composers there have been. Alma offers a strong defense of herself — […]