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The challenge: Serj has written the first 7 notes of a new piece of music. Can you finish it? So long as you start with those 7 notes and keep the show to under 3 minutes, you're free to do as you wish. 

Alpha Lighting System and Mariam Petrosian share Serj Tankian's $5,000 prize

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prize $5,000

What inspired Serj Tankian's 7 Notes music challenge? Watch the video to find out.


Serj Tankian heads the 6 person jury, including Sebu Simonian, Shavo Odadjian, and Tigran Hamasyan


Creative Armenia and Serj Tankian launched a new digital platform showcasing powerful submissions to the challenge. 

2000+ submissions

500 selections


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Alpha Lighting System

The powerful and complex composition "live.exe" by Alpha Lighting System is the co-winner of Serj Tankian's 7 Notes music challenge. Listen to this hybrid rock song from Mexico.

Meet the Winners

Mariam Petrosian

The powerful and resonant lyrical piece "Here I Come" by Mariam Petrosian is the co-winner of the 7 Notes music challenge. Listen to this indie hybrid song from Armenia.

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