Lori Jarrett, CEO of NOTION Music, told us, "We're going to discover another many great works of art this year. Our software provides the environment musicians can utilize to develop into great composers. It's the ability to hear their works performed â€“ it's that immediate, realistic feedback that our technology provides. Musicians are able to work in a musical score without worrying about technology, and that makes for great music."
One Grand Prize winner, accompanied by a guest, will be flown to London to record the winning composition at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra, the same orchestra featured in NOTION's built-in sound library. The Grand Prize winner will also receive hotel accommodations while in London and $2,500 in cash.
Last year's Grand Prize winner, 23-year old Inal Bilsel, had his composition, titled â€˜Nilay's Dreamâ€™, recorded at Abbey Road Studios in March of 2007. "I enjoyed using NOTION and found it very straightforward to learn and input notation," said Bilsel. "I will definitely continue to use it, and I recommend it to every composer looking for easy-to-use software as well as quality-sounding demos."
The Grand Prize winner will be chosen from one of the following categories: Young, Emerging or Professional Composer. A panel of distinguished composers and conductors will also select three finalists each receiving $1,000, and nine runner-ups, who will receive their choice of NOTION software. Submitted original compositions must be 5-10 minutes in length and created in NOTION software.