Rapido!® Take Four with Film Scoring

Registration begins: April 27, 2015
Competition takes place: June 8-22, 2015

Overview and highlights from Rapido! Take Three!! 2012-2013.


  • Resident or full-time student resident of all 50 US states
  • First 100 online registrants per region
  • Composers of all ages & levels of experience
  • Underrepresented composers strongly encouraged to enter

About Rapido! Contest

Rapido!® A 14-Day Composition Contest was founded by the Atlanta Chamber Players & The Antinori Foundation in 2009 to promote new chamber music compositions.  

More than $20,000 in cash prizes - plus premieres, radio broadcasts & recording valued at $10,000 to the national winner!

Atlanta Chamber Players expanded the contest to include the West Coast region, and invited Left Coast Chamber Ensemble to join the consortium.

The Rapido Contest challenges composers of all ages to submit an original chamber work of 4-6 minutes composed in just 14 days: musical form and instrumentation are specified. 15 Semi-Finalist works compete at regional concerts, followed by a National Finals Concert with 5 Finalists competing. Leading the Finals Judging team will be Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director. First prize includes a $7500 Commission - to expand the winning work for premiere performance by partner ensembles in five US cities the following season and - capping the Rapido contest! - to compose a work for symphony orchestra to be premiered by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra!

More about the contest: rapidocompositioncontest.com

photo banner: Jeanette Yu