The GPO Orchestration Competition entries are in the hands of the judges. We received nearly 200 entries in total.

All of the entries were compiled and the applications were checked for completeness and to see if the requirements were met. Next they were all assigned a number so that the juges would not know the name or the composer or title. The judging is totally blind.

The judges all tell me that there are so many excellent entries. As one writes " Its humbling. There are a lot of very talented people out there."

We will be announcing the winner of the competition at NAMM. We will then make arrangements to have the winning entrant have their work properly scored and then performed by a real symphony orchestra. There will be many runner up prizes as well.

Thank you all who participated!

Gary Garitan