Hyperscore Challenge Prompts

Excited about the Hyperscore Challenge? We are, too! Here are the prompts to get you composing. Prompts are short, silent video clips that need your music. Choose a prompt and create a Hyperscore soundtrack to accompany the video clip. Starting in November 2023, we’ll release new prompts each week. Be sure to create pieces in your Hyperscore Challenge group profile in order to access all Hyperscore features.

Week 1 – November 6, 2023

To start off the Hyperscore Challenge, we’re sharing three clips from classic silent movies. Click below to watch:

The Circus (1928) – The Lion Cage, Charlie Chaplin
Alice in Wonderland (1949) – Follow the White Rabbit
Nosferatu (1922) – The classic vampire tale

Week 2 – November 13, 2023

This week’s Hyperscore Challenge prompt features a clip of gameplay from the puzzle-platform game Fez. Hyperscore is a great tool for composing background music and audio sprites for games of all sorts, including ones you can make on your own.

Fez (2012) – Video game

Week 3 – November 20, 2023

Computer animated films can tell stories that are both relatable and fantastic in a compelling and stylized way. Here’s an abridged excerpt of the computer animation short Watermelon: A Cautionary Tale by Kefei Li and Connie Qin He featured by CG Meetup. What is the soundtrack you’d create for this story?

Week 4 – November 27, 2023

Here is a gameplay video of an abstract, geometric world that evokes action and emotion by the way the viewer navigates a matrix of white lines. This video is ambiguous and provides a wide-open playground for your musical imagination.

Next week…

The next Hyperscore Challenge prompts will be posted the week of December 4th, so be sure to check back. Our prompts are chosen to appeal to widely varied interests and tastes. We hope they will surprise and challenge you to take your music to new places.

If you haven’t yet joined the Hyperscore Challenge, be sure to sign up as an individual or a team and get free access to the full set of Hyperscore features to create your Challenge scores.

News Product Updates

Hyperscore Education Accounts

We’re pleased to introduce Hyperscore for Educators and Organizations. An education or organizational license for Hyperscore gives you the ability to create Groups or classes using Hyperscore cloud accounts. Educators and students get access to the full range of Hyperscore features, regardless of their personal subscription plans.

Hyperscore for Educators is available for purchase through our partners at MusicFirst. If you don’t have a MusicFirst account, you may also purchase an educational license directly through us.

Schools and Organizations

When purchasing a Hyperscore Education account, one individual acts as the Organization Administrator. This can be a single teacher wanting to use Hyperscore in their own classroom, or a purchasing agent for an entire school or school district. This account has access to all of the features of a Hyperscore Educator, as well as the ability to invite other educators to be a part of the organization. The purchased license has a certain number of seats associated with the organization that represent the total number of students and educators in groups that can be added to the license.

Hyperscore organization and education accounts allow an administrator to invite other educators to create groups and classrooms.

Educators and Groups

Educators invited to a Hyperscore Education account license can create and administer groups. A group is a collection of scores and composers that could represent a class, ensemble, club, or event. Educators invite student composers to a group, which gives them access to the full range of Hyperscore features. Teachers can share scores as assignments with a group, and students can create and submit assignments through a group. Groups simplify the process of sharing Hyperscore projects among individuals. Students can choose to share their work only with the teacher or with the entire group. It’s also a great way for composers to collaborate, by listening to and remixing each other’s work.

Hyperscore Educator accounts can create groups and invite composers to collaborate and learn.

What’s next for educators?

New Harmony Line’s mission is to bring the joy and benefits of music composition to every student. We believe that Hyperscore can change how you teach music, composition, and how students discover their creative voice.

Soon, Hyperscore will be joining the MusicFirst Classroom learning management system, which, like Hyperscore for Educators, will give teachers the ability to grant students access to Hyperscore and assign and review student work.

Check out our ever-growing Resources for Educators library of lesson plans, tips, and examples. Also, be sure to join our community of Hyperscore educators on Facebook and attend our monthly Office Hours, where we all can share our ideas and experiences using Hyperscore in the classroom, as well as hear from the creators, featured speakers, ask questions, and provide feedback directly to the New Harmony Line team.

Empower kids to tell their stories through music.