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12th American String Teachers Assoc. Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

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12th American String Teachers Assoc.The Twelvth Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest is coming up and so is the entry deadline. This event inspires fiddlers from all over to compose their own tunes and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2014. The winners will be announced on May 24, 2014, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

The prizes include: 1st PLACE: $100.00, 2nd PLACE: $50.00, and 3rd PLACE: $25.00. For the 2014 contest rules and guidelines, contact Deborah Greenblatt.

The 2014 Contest Rules and Guidelines:

  1. Each submission should be an original composition which must be unpublished and composed after March 31, 2013.
  2. Composers may submit more than one tune, but only one prize will be awarded to any one composer.
  3. Four copies of the music must be submitted via computer generated sheet music, or hand-written sheet music.
  4. The composer should include their name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title of the piece.
  5. The entry fee of $20.00 should be sent in at the time of submission. Checks should be payable to Nebraska ASTA.
  6. If you wish to receive written evaluation of your tune by the judges, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your entry.
  7. Nebraska ASTA assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to works submitted.
  8. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2014.
  9. Send your entry to Deborah Greenblatt, The Old Schoolhouse, PO Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska,68307-0671. The composer is responsible for keeping a copy of their work, as well as for copyrighting their tune.
  10. The composer understands that if their tune is one of the winners, Nebraska ASTA has permission to have the piece performed on May 25, 2013, in Beatrice, Nebraska, as well as permission to reprint the tune in Stringing Along, the newsletter of Nebraska ASTA.

For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest. For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at

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