We have reviewed all 36 submissions to the Film Score Project and are pleased to announce the score selected for a professional recording by an ensemble in New York City.


The winning score for The Juggler was composed by

Tim Fehling of Madison, Wisconsin.

In his comments on Tim’s score, guest judge Jeff Peters says:

This piece has one of the more unique voices of the finalists. The complexity of the rhythmic alignments makes for an interesting and fun tone that matches the art of juggling quite well. It sounds like what is going on inside of a juggler's head.


As a whole, the connection between the music and film is very strong and precisely coordinated. Most of all, the piece is exactly what the tempo description says - “Bouncy and Fun”.


We will be sending the panelists comments to all of the composers who submitted a score.  These comments will be sent directly to the composers through their Musical Exchange message box.  




Thank you all for your submissions to The Film Score Project.  We received 35 submissions to the project, all of them now posted in the comments below.  We encourage you to watch other people's submissions and to say what you like about each of the scores.  This will be a great way to learn about what is successful about your work. 

We will be reviewing the submissions over the next couple of weeks and plan on announcing the selected score by May 1, 2013.  At the same time, we will send each of the composers a sheet with comments from our judges about their score.

But, your work is not completely done!  Now that you have gone through this process, we would like to hear from you about what this experience has meant to you.  There are two ways to keep involved:




Composers age 13-25: Here’s your chance to write music for the movies!

Student filmmaker Ali Gorfinkel from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York City has created a short documentary film for her class project, and it’s almost finished. She just needs the film score.

This is where you come in:

We are taking film score submissions from the composers in the Musical Exchange Composing Group, and we will select one score to record with professional musicians in a recording studio in New York City. Start your score by selecting up to four of the following instruments. (Note: only those scores with no more than four instruments from this list will be eligible for the recording session prize):

Piano | Violin | Cello | Viola | Double Bass

Clarinet | Flute | Bassoon | Oboe | French Horn | Alto Saxophone


Here’s what you need to do:

  1. To download The Juggler, right click on this link (Control click on Macs). Select "Save Link As"
  2. Create your score using your choice of music notation programs, such as Finale, Sibelius, Noteflight, or others.
  3. Export your score as a MIDI audio file, and sync up your original audio with The Juggler using a video editing program, such as iMovie, Final Cut, Windows Movie Maker, or others. Click here for an iMovie tutorial video.
  4. Upload your version of the video to the community, and embed it on the comment wall below.
  5. Attach a PDF of your original score (7MB maximum size) in the same comment box with your video. Here's how:
    • Click the "Upload Files" link (bottom-left, beneath the comment box)
    • Browse to the file on your computer and select it
    • Click the "Add Reply" button


Feedback for your score

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of professional composers, and feedback will be provided to all applicants.


Deadline for submission of your score is April 1, 2013.


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this is so cool! i'm definitely going to be taking a stab at this, and i can't wait to hear what others come up with.

Oh good! I was hoping you were going to be interested in this! Can't wait to hear what you come up with.

0.0!!! I'm in! How awesome! Greetings!

Great! We will be thrilled to hear you piece!

I'm in too! It's a great chance, absolutely!

So glad, Yusuf! Can't wait to hear your score.

There's already some funny music in the background of the film. Is this the original?

Not sure. Did you download the link above?

Ah OK no problem. I'm starting now. Thanks Aaron!

A very good composition workout! Got some ideas already :) Will post when I finish it.

Excellent, Mohab. I look forward to hearing your ideas!!

exist an age restriction in the contest?



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