Composition Competition Resources

Composition Competition - teaching and learning resources

Learn how to compose a melody in two modules led by jazz legend, James Morrison.

Students of any age will learn tips and engage in activities directed by James to develop their composition skills and understanding of what makes a great melody. 

Download teaching an learning programs developed from the modules with James Morrison below.

Programs for Stage 3, Stage 4 & Stage 5

Students can enter their melody into the International Jazz Day Composition Competition for the chance to have their melody selected by Jazz legend Herbie Hancock and played at the Sydney Opera House in 2019.

Entries due 7 December 2019 

More information on how to apply.

1. International Jazz Day composition competition - Composing a melody with James Morrison - Lesson 1

2. International Jazz Day composition competition - Composing a melody with James Morrison - Lesson 2