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 Celebration Singers 2019 Choral Commission Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 22 February 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: In honor of our 80th anniversary season, the Celebration Singers of Cranford, NJ are pleased to announce our first choral commission competition. The winning work will be premiered at the Celebration Singers spring concert during the weekend of May 31st and June 1st, 2019. The theme of the concert is “Folk Music,” so the work should reflect that theme in some way. The work may be an arrangement of a folk song, provided the song is in the public domain.

Format
· The work must be written for SATB choir (A Cappella or with keyboard accompaniment).
· Smaller, portable percussion instruments are allowed.
· The text should be in English.
· The work should be roughly 3-5 minutes in duration.
· The work must not have been previously published, awarded in previous composition competitions, or publicly performed.

Materials
· Score in PDF format.
· Resume/CV in PDF format.
· Written confirmation that the song and/or text of the work are in the public domain, or written permission from the author to use the text (if the author is not the composer) in PDF format.
· Program notes in PDF format (optional).
· Live or MIDI recording in MP3 format (optional).
All materials should be e-mailed to celebrationsingersnewjersey@gmail.com with the subject: “Celebration Singers 2019 Choral Commission Competition”.

Application Fee
· There is no fee to apply.

Guidelines’
· The competition is open to composers of any age or nationality.

Deadline
· Online Application: February 22, 2019 by 11:59pm EST.
· Result Announcement: Mid-late March.

Rights
· The winning work cannot be submitted for future composition competitions.
· Copyright will be retained by the composer.

Judging
Compositions will be judged by a panel comprised of the Celebration Singers adult and youth choir directors and board members. A small selection of finalists will be voted on by the choir.

Awards
The composer of the winning work will be awarded $300. The winning work will be premiered at the Celebration Singers spring concert during the weekend of May 31st and June 1st, 2019. We would love to have the composer attend the concert, but we will not be able to reimburse travel or lodging expenses.
Web Site:www.celebration-singers.org/
Email:celebrationsingersnewjersey@gmail.com

 Illinois-ACDA’s annual Choral Composition Contes
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: Illinois composers with a creative voice and clear compositional ability are invited to submit works for SATB or SAB voices to Illinois-ACDA’s annual Choral Composition Contest. The winning composition will be premiered at the Illinois-ACDA Summer Re-Treat, Summer 2019. In addition, winning composers are invited to display their works at our annual Summer ReTreat.

Entries for the 2018 IL-ACDA contest will be accepted from now until April 1st, 2019. Details and forms for submitting your work can found on the following links:
The deadline for the 2019 IL-ACDA Choral Composition Contest will be April 1, 2019. The required voicing for 2019 will be SAB or SATB.

Entry Requirements and Guidelines

All composers with an Illinois connection – i.e. residency, education, employment -
are invited to submit works to Illinois-ACDA’s annual Choral Composition Contest
to earn a $1000 prize!
The winning composition will be premiered at the Illinois-ACDA Retreat
in Summer 2019.

Entry Deadline is April 1, 2019.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
a) All composers with an Illinois connection (see above) who are age 18 or older by the entry deadline.
b) Anyone who is not currently an officer of IL-ACDA.

c) Anyone who has not previously won the IL-ACDA composition contest within five
preceding years.

WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION CATEGORIES AND PRIZES?
a) A $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winning composer. Only one prize will be awarded.
b) The winning composition will be premiered at the IL-ACDA 2019 Summer Convention/Retreat.
c) Composers may submit as many compositions as they wish. Each composition must be treated as a separate entry, accompanied by the required entry materials.

WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS?
a) Duration: approximately 3-8 minutes.
b) Voicing for 2019 Contest: SAB or SATB voicing, divisi acceptable
c) Accompaniment options: 1. Unaccompanied/a cappella 2. Piano
d) Text may be secular or sacred and may be in any language. An English translation must be provided for any text not in English.
e) If the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the lyrics submitted or the lyrics are not in the public domain, the composer must enclose a written statement of permission signed by the copyright holder.
f) Composers are at liberty to choose the composition’s style and form.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
In addition to meeting the composition requirements above, submitted works:
a) Must be original, not an arrangement of another composer’s work.
b) Must not be a commissioned work.
c) Must currently be unpublished and must not be published prior to July 1, 2019, including self-published.
d) Must not be performed publicly prior to July 1, 2019.
e) Must not be recorded or broadcast prior to July 1, 2019.
f) May not have won or placed (second, third, honorable mention, etc.) in any prior composition contest.
g) Must not be entered in other contests between entry to IL-ACDA and July 1, 2019.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS?

a) The following items must be submitted with each composition:
1. Electronic submission in pdf format via e-mail
2. A legibly completed entry form.
3. Additional documentation (if applicable):
a) English translation for any text not in English.
b) Written statement of permission signed by the copyright holder, if the text is under copyright protection. Entries printed using music notation software are encouraged. Legibly handwritten entries are also acceptable. A manuscript size of 8-1/2”x 11” is preferred.
c) The composer’s name and any other identifying information must not anywhere on the music. d) The composer’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address should appear only on the entry form. The judge will not have access to the entry forms until the final decisions have been made. No recordings will be accepted.
e) Compositions must be e-mailed. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
f) Each composer will be notified by e-mail of receipt of the entry.
g) The following will be considered ineligible: 1. Late entries 2. Incomplete entries 3.Illegible copies 4. Any entries with composer identification on the scores 5.Entries which do not follow submission requirements.
h) All decisions of the contest committee are final and may not be discussed with the applicants.

HOW WILL THE ENTRIES BE JUDGED?

a) Entries will be judged by the Choral Composition Contest Committee of IL-ACDA.
b) If, in the opinion of the judges, no composition meets the expected standards, no award will be given.
c) Criteria for selection include evidence of a unique creative voice and of choral compositional ability, as well as suitability for performance.
d) The decision of the contest committee will be final and no correspondence may be entered into regarding the award.

HOW WILL THE APPLICANTS BE NOTIFIED OF RESULTS?

a) All applicants will be notified of contest results by mail no later than June 1st, 2019.
b) A public announcement of the winning composers will be made at the IL-ACDA Summer Retreat/Conference in June 2019. Winners also will be announced after July 1st, 2019 on the IL-ACDA website.
c) Each winning composer will be contacted by IL-ACDA to follow through on details about:
1. Distribution of prize money. A check will be awarded upon completion of items b and c below, at the IL-ACDA Summer Retreat/Conference. 2. Agreement of rights. The composer will be required to sign a form confirming the items stated in sections 8) and 9) below. 3. Final version of score and parts. The composer must provide a new score bearing the composer’s name and appropriate dedication. (see section 8a)

WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED TO ACDA-ILLINOIS?

a) The following dedication must be included in all subsequent manuscript and published editions of the winning compositions:
Winner of the 2019 ACDA Illinois Choral Composition Contest
b) IL-ACDA will have the right to make copies for distribution to the members of the summer 2017 IL- ACDA performing chorus, its conductor, and accompanist. Use of the winning composition will be strictly limited to the Retreat/Conference, unless permission of the composer is granted.
c) The winning composer will be asked to provide biographical information for publicity purposes. IL-ACDA will have the right to use the composer’s name and composition title in the future IL-ACDA communications.
d) The winning composer will be asked to be present for the award in person, if possible, at his/her own expense.

WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED TO THE COMPOSER?

a) Copyright ownership will be retained by the composer.
b) Publication rights will be retained by the composer.
c) The composer will be given the privilege to display/advertise other compositions at the IL-ACDA Retreat.

WHAT IS THE CONTEST CONTACT INFORMATION?

E-mail: pspencer@jjc.edu
Phone: (815) 280-2225

Philip Spencer, Chair, Illinois-ACDA Choral Composition Contest
Fine Arts Department
Joliet Junior College


Web Site:www.il-acda.org/awards/

 Opus Ignotum
Summary:Children and Youth Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: International Composition Competition for Children´s and Youth Choirs
The Composer´s Competition is now also open to children´s choirs and is divided into two parts. Each odd year will take place the deadline of the Children’s Choirs Competition, each even year the deadline of the Youth Choirs Competition. The instructions for the Composers’ Competition for Youth Choirs will be officialy announced in January 2019.

Principal:
National Information and Counsulting Centre for Culture (NIPOS),
address:
Narodni informacni a poradenske stredisko pro kulturu (NIPOS)
Fügnerovo namesti 1866/5, P. O. Box 12
120 21 Praha 2, Czech Republic.

Contact: Michaela Králová, opusignotum@nipos.cz, +420 778 702 491

Competition Goals:
The organizers set themselves the task of initiating and supporting creation of new works which would be distinctive in composition and accessible for interpretation and which would be of benefit to the repertoire of non-professional choirs.

Deadline of composers´ competition for the children’s choirs: 31st May 2019

General Conditions:

Art. 1
The compositions in pdf format should be sent by e-mail to the address: opusignotum@nipos.cz or by post (easy legible manuscript, copy or computer printout) to the address: Michaela Kralova, Narodni informacni a poradenske stredisko pro kulturu (NIPOS), Fügnerovo namesti 1866/5, P. O. Box 12, 120 21 Praha 2, Czech Republic.

Demo recordings are appreciated.

Art. 2
The competition is anonymous. Each composition should be marked by a code-name and by the category for which it is intended (A, B or C). The author should attach to an e-mail with the contest composition a text document with information about the composer (name and address, both mail and e-mail and telephone number)[1]. If sent by mail, a sheet of paper with the information about the composer should be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked by the same code-name.

Art. 3
The manuscripts, copies and printouts shall remain in the possession of the competition organizers. After the competition a selection of the manuscripts will be, with autor´s consent, placed into the Music section of the NIPOS library, where it will be available for borrow.

Art. 4
Any failure to meet any of the requirements mentioned will result in the refusal of the composition from the competition.

Art. 5
Additional information about the competition are available on the website of NIPOS-ARTAMA www.nipos.cz in the section Amatérské umění (Artama) / Dětský sborový zpěv or Středoškolský sborový zpěv. In case of any doubts or ambiguity of their interpretation, the Czech version is decisive.

Competition Rules:

Art. 1
The composers can send their compositions for children‘s choirs composed on any text primarily in Czech, Slovak or Latin.

Art. 2
Categories:
A (children approx. until the age of 10)
B (children approx. until the age of 15)
C (children approx. until the age of 18)

The recommended voices for respective categories:
Category A: for one or two voices (SA)
Category B: for two voices (SA), for three voices (S1, S2, A), or for four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)
Category C: for two voices (SA), for three voices (S1, S2, A), or for four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)

The recommended voice range in respective categories:
Category A: b flat-e flat2
Category B: a flat-f2
Category C: g-g2

The compositions could be a cappella or with the piano accompaniment, eventually with other commonly available instruments (the accompaniment is recommended particularly for the Category A).

The length of a particular compositions should not exceed:
2 minutes (Category A)
3 minutes (Category B)
4 minutes (Category C)

Art. 3
Each author can enter one piece in each category (i. e. up to 3 pieces). Compositions that were awarded in another competition or published commercially will not be accepted for the competition.

Art. 4
The compositions should be sent to the organizer of competition by 31st May 2019 (if the compositions are sent via mail, the date of the mail stamp is decisive).

Art. 5
The official results of the competition will be published in October 2019. The awarded compositions that receive the required number of points, will be performed within the opening concert of the 13th National Competition of Children’s Choirs Porta Musicae 2020 in Nový Jičín (Czech Republic). They will be published by NIPOS.
Web Site:www.nipos-mk.cz/?p=34658

 Emerging Composers Competition
Summary:SATB choir competition
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: Nurturing choral music as a living, evolving art is central to Cerddorion’s mission. In 2012 we launched our annual Emerging Composers Competition to foster the creation and performance of new works for mixed chorus.

1. Works must be:
• Scored for SATB a cappella (some divisi acceptable)
• Approximately 3-5 minutes in length
• Unpublished and unperformed
2. The winning compositions will be premiered in Spring 2019 as part of a program titled Timeless Muse, featuring works from the past paired with later compositions they inspired. Entries related to this theme are preferred, but not required.
3. Composers may submit more than one work, but a separate entry form and fee must be completed for each.
4. Submission of MIDI realizations is encouraged, but not required.

Visit our Past Performances page to get a sense of the styles and level of difficulty of Cerddorion’s repertoire.

Eligibility
Composers should be in the early stages of their professional careers, without substantial publishing credit, national awards, or commissions. There is no age limit.

Judges
Sidney Boquiren, Susan Kander, and James John

Prizes
1st Prize – $300 plus performance on our May/June 2019 program and archival live recording
2nd Prize – Performance on our May/June 2019 program and archival live recording
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize.

Previous Winners
2018: David Åberg (1st prize), Bernardino Zanetti (2nd prize)
2017: Bernardino Zanetti and Ron Anderson (tie for 1st prize)
2016: Antonio Somma (1st prize), Kyle Pederson (2nd prize)
2015: Craig Bakalian (1st prize), Francisco José Carbonell (2nd prize), Brian Mountford(honorable mention; no performance)
2014: Steven Serpa (1st prize), Joshua Fishbein and Theo Popov (tie for 2nd prize)
2013: Dominick DiOrio (1st prize; no other prizes awarded)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019.
Winner(s) will be notified by April 1st, 2019.
Performances will take place in Brooklyn on May 31, 2019, and in Manhattan on June 2, 2019. Composers are invited and encouraged to attend the performances, but we cannot provide funds for travel or accommodations.

Application Fee: $25

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:cerddorion.org/emerging-compos...

 Sacra Nova Cathedrale
Summary:Call for choral works
Deadline: 07 April 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Sacra Nova Cathedrale is an acapella vocal ensemble that utilizes various voice ranges from any combination of the vocal categories (SATB). The ensemble focuses to primarily premiere original sacred works written by composers.

We are currently seeking original compositions to premiere for our upcoming concert, For the Beauty of the Earth, to be held at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 3-4 p.m. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The concert will feature new works and works "new to the ear". Works that have already been written or that have been premiered will also be considered for this concert.

Themes one may consider: Easter time; creation; springtime.

Composers are encouraged to attend the concert but are not required to do so.

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Guidelines for submitting a composition:

***Composers must submit 1 work at a time via email for consideration and must pay an accompanying fee of $10.00 USD via PayPal for each work submitted.

***Submitted compositions may include any combination of the vocal categories (SATB). Compositions may also include organ and/or piano accompaniment for this concert.

a) In the body of an email, please provide the following information:

Title of work:

Name of composer:
Email:
Phone number:
Address:
City, State, Zip Code, Country:

b) Attach the following to the email:

1 PDF file of the complete work
(optional) 1 MP3 recording of the work (recorded performances or midi realizations are acceptable)

c) Send the email to: sacranovacathedrale@gmail.com

Title the email the title of your submitted composition

d) No submissions are valid until payment has been collected after the email has been sent.

Make payments of $10.00 USD via PayPal to: sacranovacathedrale@gmail.com

In the PayPal note for a payment made, please provide the following information: your full name; your email; the title of your submitted composition.

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Submission deadline (for email and accompanying payment): April 7, 2019 at midnight CST (central standard time)

Winning composers will be notified by email on April 8, 2019.

Good luck and happy composing!

For further information about the ensemble, visit:
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.sacranovacathedrale.com

 Fernando Rielo International Sacred Music Award
Summary:Sacred Music Competition
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Details: Applications are open for the Fernando Rielo International Sacred Music Award. The aim of the competition is to promote contemporary sacred music. Compositions are invited for mixed choir and basic chamber orchestra and the text to be used is the Ave José (prayer composed by Fernando Rielo) in Latin or the language that the composer chooses. The Prize of € 5,000, is aimed at composers from any country with no age limit. The work must be original, unpublished and never performed in public, and lasting between 7 and 12 minutes.

For more information, please visit:
Web Site:rielo.com/premio-musica-sacra/

 ​2019 CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Call for choral works
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Freudig Singers of Western New York, now in its 34th concert season, is an auditioned chorus dedicated to exploring choral music in its many forms, both traditional and non-traditional, and spreading the joy of the choral art to widely diverse audiences. Freudig combines elements from many periods and genres in innovative and unexpected ways to create interesting and exciting programs for its listeners. The chorus encourages and pursues composition of new choral works, artistic collaboration with other groups, and participation of singers of all ages.

Opportunity: Freudig Singers of Western New York seeks original, unpublished works for mixed chorus. One cash prize, honorable mentions, performance(s) and possible recording.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019.

Award Notification: on or before September 1, 2019,

Eligibility: No age restrictions.

Awards: The winner will receive $1000 and have his/her work performed and possibly recorded.

Details: Works should be scored SAB or SATB (little or no divisi) with piano or organ accompaniment, or a cappella. Any work with a copyright-protected text must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the publisher, poet, or author. The jury reserves the right to change the number of award winners depending on the quality of the music submitted. The winner retains all rights to his/her work. By submitting your score you authorize Freudig Singers to make copies of your music for rehearsal and performance purposes, and to perform and record your work.

Submissions: Send COPIES ONLY of music. Do not send originals, as no materials will be returned.

One hard copy with the composer's name and identifying information removed.

A letter containing contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address).

The performance history and the composer's program notes for each work submitted.

A brief composer biography.

CD or Mp3 recordings of the music, if available. MIDI realizations and audio files are acceptable.

Administrative Fee: U.S. $25 per piece submitted. Remittances must be in U.S. currency. Pay through PayPal, money order, or certified check drawn on a U.S. bank. Make checks payable to Freudig Singers of Western New York.

Send materials, postmarked by June 1, 2019, to:

Freudig Singers of WNY
c/o 221 Deumant Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14223
U.S.A.

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.freudigsingersofwny.org/co...

 REGENSBURG COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2019
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: A composition competition in Regensburg for the present-day theme of the Kulturreferat 2019: "City and Society". The competition is aimed at composers of all ages who compose new works and bring them to world premiere in Regensburg.
In addition to the annual theme, the default is only the cast of the performing ensemble (sextet, SMezATBarB, solo cast), as well as a total length of a maximum of 6 minutes. The composer is thus granted the most creative possible use of freely chosen texts.

The compositions must meet the following criteria
• Content analysis of the motto "City and Society"
• Text basis freely selectable
• Performance duration up to 6 minutes
• Six-part a cappella composition for the StimmGold vocal ensemble (SMezATBarB, solo part)
• Only one composition per composer
• If the composed text is not non-public domain material, the right of use must be available for the performance and publication in a publisher.
• The submitted work may neither be published nor awarded a prize in another competition.
 
Conditions of participation
The competition will be conducted anonymously. The following documents must be submitted:
• Score in five copies, bound and legible without attribution
• Registration form with the name, address, telephone and e-mail address of the composer and the title of the composition submitted
• Short biography of the composer with photo
 
Competitors declare their consent to radio and television recordings as well as recordings on sound and image media (including their duplication) in connection with the Competition. Any rights resulting therefrom shall be transferred to the organizers upon acceptance of the conditions of participation of the Composition Competition.
The organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of the submitted documents. The submitted documents will not be returned.

Prices
1st place: 1,500 € (donated by the University for Catholic Church Music and Music Education Regensburg)
2nd place: € 1,000 (donated by REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)
3rd place: 500 €

Schedule
Deadline: 01. July 2019 (postmark)
Jury Evaluation: July 2019
Announcement of the winners: end of August 2019
Prize Winners Concert: 19 October 2019

Closing Address
Association for the promotion of contemporary music Regensburg
COMPANY PRESENT
Lower Bachgasse 15
93047 Regensburg

Judging jury
Kunibert Schäfer (Professor of Conducting, HfKM Regensburg)
Kerstin Behnke (Professor for Choir and Ensemble Management, HfM Weimar)
Steven Heelein (composer, Professor i.K. for conducting, HfK Bayreuth)
Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (vocal gold vocal ensemble)

The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.

StimmGold vocal ensemble
As an ensemble for the final concert, the young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was again selected.
The young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was founded at the beginning of 2014 by students of the Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg (HfKM) and the Faculty of Music Education at the University of Regensburg. The six classically trained singers, in addition to years of ensemble practice and rich choir experience (including in the New Chamber Choir Regensburg), especially the joy of singing together demanding works.
The focus of the ensemble is German romantic vocal music as well as current a cappella literature, including world premieres of contemporary works (2016 Bastian Fuchs, 2017 Rihards Dubra) and modern folk-song arrangements, in which the professional voices convince with expressiveness and harmonious transparency.

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Ein in Regensburg stattfindender Kompositionswettbewerb zum gegenwartsbezogenen Jahresthema des Kulturreferats 2019: „Stadt und Gesellschaft“. Der Wettbewerb richtet sich an Komponistinnen und Komponisten jeden Alters, die neue Werke komponieren und nach Regensburg zur Uraufführung bringen.
Neben dem Jahresthema wird als Vorgabe lediglich die Besetzung des ausführenden Ensembles (Sextett, SMezATBarB, solistisch besetzt), sowie eine Gesamtwerklänge von maximal 6 Minuten angegeben. Den Komponisten wird somit ein möglichst kreativer Umgang mit frei gewählten Texten eingeräumt.


Die Kompositionen müssen folgende Kriterien erfüllen
• Inhaltliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Motto „Stadt und Gesellschaft“
• Textgrundlage frei wählbar
• Aufführungsdauer maximal 6 Minuten
• Sechsstimmige A‐cappella‐Komposition für das StimmGold Vokalensemble (SMezATBarB, solistisch besetzt)
• Nur eine Komposition pro Komponist
• Falls es sich beim vertonten Text um nicht gemeinfreies Material handelt, muss das Nutzungsrecht zur Aufführung und Veröffentlichung in einem Verlag vorliegen.
• Das eingesendete Werk darf weder publiziert noch Preisträger bei einem anderen Wettbewerb sein.

Teilnahmebedingungen
Der Wettbewerb wird anonymisiert durchgeführt. Folgende Unterlagen müssen eingereicht werden:
• Partitur in fünffacher Ausfertigung, gebunden und gut leserlich ohne Namensnennung
• Anmeldeformular mit Name, Anschrift, Telefon und E‐Mail‐Adresse des Komponisten/der Komponistin und Angabe des Titels der eingereichten Komposition
• Kurzbiografie des Komponisten/der Komponistin mit Foto

Die WettbewerbsteilnehmerInnen erklären ihr Einverständnis mit Rundfunk‐ und Fernsehaufnahmen sowie mit Aufzeichnungen auf Ton‐ und Bildträgern (einschließlich deren Vervielfältigung) im Zusammenhang mit dem Wettbewerb. Etwa hieraus entstehende Rechte übertragen sie mit der Anerkennung der Teilnahmebedingungen des Kompositionswettbewerbs auf die Veranstalter.
Die Organisatoren sind nicht verantwortlich für Verlust oder Beschädigung der eingereichten Unterlagen. Die eingereichten Unterlagen werden nicht zurückgesandt.

Preise
1. Platz: 1.500 € (gestiftet von der Hochschule für kath. Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg)
2. Platz: 1.000 € (gestiftet von der REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)
3. Platz: 500 €

Zeitplan
Einsendeschluss: 01. Juli 2019 (Poststempel)
Jury-Auswertung: Juli 2019
Bekanntgabe der Preisträger: Ende August 2019
Preisträgerkonzert: 19. Oktober 2019

Einsendeadresse
Verein zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Musik Regensburg
UNTERNEHMEN GEGENWART
Untere Bachgasse 15
93047 Regensburg

Bewertende Jury
Kunibert Schäfer (Professor für Dirigieren, HfKM Regensburg)
Kerstin Behnke (Professorin für Chor- und Ensembleleitung, HfM Weimar)
Steven Heelein (Komponist, Professor i.K. für Dirigieren, HfK Bayreuth)
Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (StimmGold Vokalensemble)

Die Entscheidung der Jury ist endgültig und unanfechtbar.

StimmGold Vokalensemble
Als Ensemble für das Abschlusskonzert wurde erneut das junge Regensburger Vokalensemble StimmGold ausgewählt.
Das junge Regensburger Vokalensemble StimmGold wurde Anfang 2014 von Studierenden der Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg (HfKM) und der Fakultät für Musikpädagogik an der Universität Regensburg gegründet. Die sechs klassisch ausgebildeten Sänger verbindet neben jahrelanger Ensemblepraxis und reichhaltiger Chorerfahrung (u.a. im Neuen Kammerchor Regensburg) vor allem die Freude am gemeinsamen Singen anspruchsvoller Werke.
Als Schwerpunkt des Ensembles gilt die deutsche romantische Vokalmusik sowie aktuelle a cappella-Literatur, darunter Uraufführungen zeitgenössischer Werke (2016 Bastian Fuchs, 2017 Rihards Dubra) und moderne Volksliedbearbeitungen, in der die professionellen Stimmen mit Ausdrucksstärke und harmonischer Transparenz überzeugen.


Web Site:www.unternehmengegenwart.com/k...

 International Federation for Choral Music
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: 1. The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) announces the ‘Fourth
International Competition for Choral Composition’, the chief aim of which is to pro-mote the creation and wide distribution of new and innovative choral repertoire.

2. Participation is open to composers of any nationality or age.

3. The Competition is dedicated to choral compositions a cappella (SATB or divided into as many as eight parts, SSAATTBB) with a maximum duration of 5 minutes, specifically for medium to advanced choirs. The text of the composition, sacred or secular, in any language, written for the occasion or preexisting should be in the public domain. If not, permission in writing must be obtained from the author or copyright holder of the text and must be enclosed with the entry form.

4. There is a 25 USD entry fee payable at the time of submission for each entry.

5. Up to two works per composer may be submitted. Scores must be sent electroni-
cally either in PDF format made from Sibelius or Finale fi les or in a similar program. Midi Files, Tapes or CDs may not be submitted. The composer’s name must not appear anywhere on any score. The IFCM Competition Offi ce will receive all works, which will then be sent to jury members. No composer’s identity will be divulged to the jury before or during judging. The jury’s decision will be announced in the ICB and in the IFCM website. Each participant must include a document (.doc or .PDF fi le) with full address, contact details and title of the composition submitted. This document must also contain a written, signed statement by the composer declaring that any score submitted is unpublished and has never been awarded a prize in any previous contest. Entries must arrive by the entry form no later than 30 September 2019. Works cannot be revised after submission.

6. The competition will be judged by a five member jury consisting of international
choral conductors and composers. The jury’s decision is final.

7. Strong consideration will be given to a work’s potential for performance and for
the prospect of repeated performances by a medium to advanced SATB (SSAATTBB) choir possessing the appropriate voicing requirements. The winning work must demonstrate excellence of compositional craft , imagination, ‘sing¬ ability’ (given reasonable rehearsal time), idiomatic eff ectiveness and, most importantly a fresh approach to choral writing.

8. The winning works will receive the following:
First Prize:
1,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Second Prize:
500 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Third Prize:
300 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque

The first winning composition will be performed by one the presenting choir at the
WSCM (World Symposium of Choral Music) in Auckland, 2020. In consultation with the composers, the three winners will be featured in the International Choral Bulletin where an interview with the composers and the entire scores will be published in print and online. The three winning composers will receive a 20% discount in participation at WSCM activities.

9. The copyright to the three winning works will be transferred to IFCM.

10. Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these
regulations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andrea Angelini, ICB Managing Editor & Director of the Competition
(aangelini@ifcm.net) | https://ifcm.net/projects/choral-composition-competition
Entry Fee:$25
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 KC VITAs 2019 Summer Series
Summary:Choral Music Call
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: Call for Scores - accepting submissions until March 15, 2019

2019 marks KC VITAs' 5th annual Summer Series, showcasing some of the best, most challenging, and most beautiful new choral and vocal music. Past Summer Series concerts have showcased works by composers from all over the world, from various backgrounds and with diverse musical styles.

KC VITAs is an ensemble devoted entirely to supporting the work of living composers. Every work selected for the Summer Series will be performed during the concert series on August 2nd and 4th, 2019 and will be professionally recorded.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a submission fee?

No. In past seasons we did collect a small submission fee, but this year we have decided to abolish it. We do not wish to impose unnecessary financial burdens on composers and we are sensitive to the fact that some submission fees can feel predatory or otherwise encourage a pay-to-play mentality. We hope that composers will feel safe entrusting their works to us, and that they value the artistic cooperation between performers and composers that KC VITAs exists to foster. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization however, and we always welcome financial support from anyone--including composers--who are touched by our work and our mission to sustain and support new music. Donation information can be found on the Support Page.

How do I submit my music?

The buttons above will take you to the submission form for that category. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and answer all questions before uploading your files. The adjudication process is anonymous, so all identifying information must be redacted from your score.

How many works can I submit?

Please limit your submissions to 3 in total. That can be 3 in a single category or 1 in each, etc. Submissions beyond 3 will not be forwarded to the adjudicators.

When will I be notified?

All composers will be notified by May 1, 2019.


For further questions or problems, contact submissions@kcvitas.org
Web Site:www.kcvitas.org/call-for-score...

 Uncommon Music Festival
Summary:SATB quartet call
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: 2019 Composer Competition and call for scores!
Accepting submissions until March 1, 2019

The Uncommon Music Festival is seeking new compositions to perform and record during its 2019 Festival in Sitka, Alaska. Pieces should be written for SATB vocal quartet (no divisi) with optional piano or guitar accompaniment, have a duration of 3-5 minutes, and set English text.

All pieces submitted to the call for scores, regardless of previous public performance, will be considered for selection for the Festival. Pieces that have not received public performance will be considered for our Composer Competition, the winner of which will receive a $200 cash prize and guaranteed publishing with Performer’s Edition.

The Uncommon Music Festival supports diversity in classical music. We welcome submissions from composers of any age and experience level, and we encourage submissions from those who are underrepresented in classical music.

Compositions must fit the following criteria:
• Scored for SATB vocal quartet (no divisi) with optional piano or guitar accompaniment
• 3-5 minutes in length
• English text
• For consideration for the Composer Competition: the composition must not have received a public performance

All selected pieces will receive:
• A live performance at the 2019 Uncommon Music Festival
• A high-quality audio recording
• A $50 cash prize
• Consideration for publication by Performer’s Edition

The winner of the Composer Competition will receive:
• A live performance at the 2019 Uncommon Music Festival
• A high-quality audio recording
• A $200 cash prize
• Guaranteed publishing by Performer’s Edition

The composition can set any text, as long as that text is in English and used with permission. It may deal with any subject matter.
Note that the Festival reserves the right to freely distribute any recordings of selected compositions through physical or online media. Royalties from paid distribution will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants must submit the following:
• A PDF of the score
• An MP3 rendering (audio created by notation software is fine)
If your piece contains divisi, you must submit a note in the application that details how you would adapt the piece for vocal quartet. Any pieces with divisi without such a note will be immediately disqualified.

Applicants will be notified of the decision by March 31, 2019.
Web Site:www.uncommonmusicfest.org/comp...

 EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition
Summary:Choral/Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: • The association EL COR CANTA (ECC) convenes the first edition of the EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition for Choir and Orchestra, focused on the creation of new choral-symphonic music of a level suitable for amateur choirs.
• El Cor Canta is an amateur choir of 140 singers of different levels and musical experience.
• The competition focuses on the composition of original works on text that will be determined in each edition.
• The composition contest prize will be announced during the spring of 2019.
• The winning work(s) will be premiered in the concerts of the El Cor Canta project scheduled for February and/or March of 2020.

RULES
1. Contestants
The EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition for Choir and Orchestra is open to all without age or origin restrictions or entry fees.
There will be two categories.:
• Professionals for those born before 01/01/1984
• Young composers or composition students for those born after 31/12/1983. These participants may choose to participate directly in the professional category, indicating such on the entry form.

2. The works
The submitted works should be compositions of choral-symphonic music for chamber orchestra, soloist and mixed choir (SATB) of an estimated duration of 15 minutes.
• The submitted works must be original, not previously performed nor awarded prizes in any other competition. Adaptations or versions of existing works by the same composers already performed or published will not be accepted.
• The text of the composition will be based this year on the poetic work of a Catalan author, free of copyright. It can be based on a single poem or a collection of poems by the chosen poet, at the discretion of the composer. The style of the new symphonic choral work is also discretionary.

3. The performers of the work
For the professional component of the work you must include:
1. Orchestra:
a. A maximum of 30 members
b. Strings: 6/5/4/3/2
c. Winds: 8 at the most the instrumentation of which will be at the discretion of the composer
d. Percussion: 1
e. Organ or Piano and/or Harp
2. Soloist
For the non-professional component:
1. Choir:
a. The choir that will premiere the winning work is currently made up of about 140 amateur singers divided into SATB, aged between 35 and 75 years old, with varying degrees of choral experience
It is imperative that the submitted works be appropriate to the characteristics of vocal and technical training that we detail below:
1. Tessituras:
a. Sopranos: from do 3 to la 4
b. Contralts: from sol 2 to mi 4
c. Tenors: from do 2 to sol 3
d. Basses: from fa 1 to mi 3
2. Divisi: There may occasionally be divisi of up to two voices for each of the four groups
3. The musical treatment of the voices, voice leading, and reference points that will facilitate the successful rehearsal and execution of the submitted works will be greatly valued. It must be kept in mind that the work should be of an average difficulty. By way of reference, a few examples of the numbers interpreted by the choir in their concerts are attached in a document attached to these bases.

4. Presentation of the works
1. Six (6) printed copies, the pages of which must be numbered, must be submitted. They must be legible, clear, without ambiguities or amendments. The text that has been used must be added separately. The score in PDF format and a MIDI file of the work must also be sent.
2. The title page of each work should include only the title, a pseudonym for the composer and the category in which they participate: Professional or Young composers (only one).
3. Additionally, the entry form must be completed and signed and submitted in a sealed envelope. This envelope must be labeled with the pseudonym of the composer.
4. More than one work may be submitted for consideration.

5. Terms and place of presentation
The deadline for submission of works is May 31, 2019 at midnight CET. The works must be submitted or sent by mail to the following address:
El Cor Canta
International Composition Competition EL COR CANTA for Choir and Orchestra
C/ Freixa, 41 5è 2a
08021 BARCELONA

The digital material (PDF and MIDI) can also be submitted by email to the address concurscomposicio@elcorcanta.cat.
In both cases the anonymity of the sender is guaranteed before the jury.

6. Jury
The jury of this Competition Contest will be composed of the following international directors and composers:
• Kazushi Ono, principal conductor of the Barcelona Symphony and National Orchestra of Catalonia (OBC), as president of the jury
• Albert Guinovart, composer
• Elisenda Carrasco, director of the Voxalba Women's Choir
• Pere Lluís Biosca, director of the Francesc Valls Choir of the Cathedral of Barcelona
• Noé Cantú, OBC bassoonist.


7. Winning works
The jury will select a winner for each category of the competition. It may also designate some works as honorable mention. Additionally, the jury could decide not to award any prizes if it considers that none of submitted compositions merit them.

8. Verdict
The jury will issue the verdict in a private act in Barcelona and, later, will make it public on June 30, 2019. The verdict, which will be previously communicated individually to the winners, will be published in the media and specialized magazines. The verdict of the jury will be final.

9. Prizes
The winning work in the professional category will receive:
1. A cash prize of 3,000 euros, subject to current taxation laws
2. The premiere of the work in the framework of the EL COR CANTA project at the end of the 2019/20 season (February/March 2020)
3. The publication of the score by Editorial FICTA
4. The recording of one of the premiere concerts.
The prize of the winning work in the category young composers or composition students will consist of:
1. A cash prize of 2,000 euros, subject to current taxation
2. The possible premiere of the work within the framework of the EL COR CANTA project at the end of the 2019/20 season and at the discretion of the directors of EL COR CANTA.
3. The publication of the score by Editorial FICTA, if the work is premiered at the concerts.

10. Material
The winners will have to provide the necessary material necessary for the execution of the work for free at the mentioned opening concerts.

11. Editorial rights
The ECC association reserves the exclusive right to publish the winning works for a period of three years from the date of issue of the verdict. This will not affect the intellectual property rights, which will be the composers’ for all other effects.

12. Return of the submitted works
Participants may request the return of non-awarded works within a period of two months from the publication of the verdict. The ECC association reserves the right to preserve one of the copies of the works for its own archive. The works not collected may be disseminated by the ECC association, unless expressly requested by the author, who must communicate it in writing attaching it to his works, or later in the term mentioned.

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 International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2019
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: 【Purpose】
The International Choral Organization of Tokyo announces the International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2019 (ICCC Japan 2019), the aim of which is to promote choral music through the creation of new and innovative choral repertoire.

【Qualification】
Participation is open to composers of any nationality and any age, whether professional or amateur.

【Jury Members】
The jury will be consisted by the members below:
Chief Jury:Vytautas Miškinis(LR)
Jury:Bob Chilcott (UK),Rihards Dubra (LV), Reijo Kekkonen(FIN), Takatomi Nobunaga(JP)

The Artistic Committee will support the juries.
Artistic Director: Ko Matsushita (JP)

【Judgement Criteria】
The judgement process is based on the assessment of the submitted music score.

【Award / Commendation】
The composer of the winning work will receive a prize of 100,000 Japanese Yen and a diploma. The composer of the works in 2nd and 3rd place will receive a diploma. The winning work will be published by Pana Musica Co., Ltd. Following recommendation by the jury, there may be a possibility that the work in 2nd and 3rd place would also be published. From these award winning works, the set piece of the 3rd Tokyo International Choir Competition (to be held in 2020) will be selected.

【Application Rule】
The ICCC Japan 2019 is dedicated to choral compositions defined, written and stated as below:

・ SATB a capella, basically each voice must not be divided, except when fulfilling the condition as follows: a maximum of two division per one voice, and the length of the divided section being around 10 % of the whole work. No accompaniment including percussion and bodywork is allowed.
・ The work must stand on its own and should not be in the form of a suite, i.e. consisted of multiple pieces.
・ Duration: 2 to 3 minutes.
・ Text: Latin and English (or mixed Latin & English) only, contents may be either sacred or profane. If the text is not in public domain, a written statement by the author or copyright holder for the use of the text must be attached to the entry e-mail.

【Application Format】
・ State the performance duration on the top of the 1st page of the score.
・ Format: PDF, made from Finale, Sibelius, or a similar scorewriting program.
・ If possible, attach the MP3 audio file extracted from the scorewriting program via online storage (ex. Google Drive or Drop Box) when submitting the work.
・ Do not state the composer’s name anywhere on the score. If there is an author of the text, the name of the author shall be clearly stated. The original text and its English or Japanese translation should be attached to the score.

【Application Deadline】
All entries must be sent by 23:59 31st March 2019 GMT (16:59 31st March Pacific Daylight Time, 19:59 31st March Eastern Daylight Time, 00:59 1st April British Summer Time, 01:59 1st April Central Europe Summer Time, 08:59 1st April Japanese Standard Time).

【Application Process】
・ Participation to the ICCC Japan 2019 will be finalized by filling the web entry form, submitting the composed work and other documents (as applicable) to the administrative office by e-mail, and paying the participation fee.
・ All materials are to be sent by e-mail to apply@icccj.org. Other methods of application are basically not applicable. If other methods are preferred, please contact the administrative office.

【Application Fee / Payment】
Entry fee is 5,000 Japanese Yen per composition.
Please make the payment via Paypal in the currency of Japanese Yen within 3 days of submitting the work. There is a link on the ICCC Japan website to make this payment, otherwise please make payment to (office@icot.or.jp). Please notify the administrative office (info@icccj.org) if payment via Paypal is not possible.

【Timetable】
The initial judgment will be done by mid-May 2019. The title of the qualifying compositions of the initial judgment will be published on the ICCC Japan website. The final judgment will follow, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd award winning works along with the work to be published will be determined around mid-June 2019. There will be no public announcement of the results until as stated below, however the award winners will be individually notified via e-mail.

【Announcement of Award Winners】
The results will be announced during the Karuizawa International Choral Festival 2019. Announcement is to be held on 25th August 2019 at Karuizawa Ohga Hall. Exact date and time will be announced on the ICCC Japan website or Facebook page.

【Privilege for Award Winners】
The premiere performance of the awarded works will be made by The Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo, conducted by Ko Matsushita. The announcement and performance will be web broadcasted worldwide via YouTube LIVE.

【Important Notes before Submission】
・ The work must not been performed, awarded nor published before. A declaration that the work fulfills this condition (any format is allowed) must be submitted.
・ A participant can apply as many works as wanted. One entry form for each work must be filled.
・ Upon the awarded works that will be published, the copyright and publishing rights belong to Pana Musica Co., Ltd.
・ Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.
・ The jury’s decision is final.
・ For works selected as a set piece of the 3rd Tokyo International Choir Competition, its composer must arrange the work for TTBB, SSA (or SSAA).




【Documents Required for Submission】 * submit to apply@icccj.org before the deadline

1. Composed work (which clearly state the performance time and does not state the name of the composer, in PDF format)

2. Original text and the English or Japanese translation of the text (no format restrictions)

3. Declaration that the work has not been performed, awarded nor published before (no format restrictions)

4. Permission from the text author if the text is not in public domain (no format restrictions)


【Point of Contact】
The International Choral Organization of Tokyo
2-29-12 B1F, Kinugaoka, Hachioji-city, Tokyo 192-0912, JAPAN
Email: info@icccj.org
Tel: +81-42-689-5641
Web Site:www.icccj.org

 Busan Choral Festival
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Details: Throughout its festival and competition history, Busan Choral has fostered cultural exchange and promoted high quality of choral music by attracting notable artists, conductors, and composers to one of Asia’s top choral festivals. The Busan Choral Composition Competition seeks to engage with aspiring young composers and to encourage the creation and performance of new works written for the choral music genre. The 1st winning work will be premiered at the 2019 Busan Choral Festival & Competition during the week of October 16-19, 2019.

Eligibility
Composer must be born between JUN 30, 1999 and JUN 30, 1979
(exceptions may be considered under the BCFC committee's review.)

Length and Format
1. 3-10 minutes in duration
2. Piece must be for unaccompanied, equal or mixed voices choir.
3. Smaller, portable percussion instruments are allowed. (Xylophone, vibraphone and timpani not allowed).
4. Text can be chosen from Latin, English or Korean. If another language is chosen, a detailed English synopsis and pronunciation must be included in the score.
5. Compositions must not have been previously published or awarded in previous composition competitions and never publicly performed.

Application (May 31, 2019 Deadline / Korea Standard Time)
1. Complete Online Application Form
2. Resume/CV (*.doc / *.docx)
3. Copy of passport or ID Card with date of birth in JPEG format
4. Score in PDF format
5. English synopsis and pronunciation
6. Midi recording (by computer software) in MP3 format
7. 3 original copies of the score mailed to the Busan Choral office by May 31, 2019 (postmark deadline). Submitted original copies of
scores will be used only for judging so there MUST be No Personal Information Included on the score for a fair evaluation.

Scores submitted to the Busan Choral office will not be returned (Address: Busan Choral Festival & Competition / Busan Cultural
Center, UN pyeonghwa-ro 76-1, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea 48534).

Application Fee
Free

Results
1. Winners will be announced on July 18, 2019 on BCFC Website.
2. Composition will be judged by a panel of international jury. The jury's decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Web Site:www.busanchoral.org/bcfc/compe...

 The Manchester Chorale Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: In preparation for its 40th anniversary season, The Manchester Chorale invites composers to write a work of a celebratory nature.

1st prize of £1,000
No restrictions on age or nationality
Text, in English, to be chosen by the composer
No entry fee

Deadline for submission of pieces: 31st March 2019

The Manchester Chorale will be marking its 40th anniversary in the 2019/20 season.
With this in mind, we are inviting composers to submit a piece for chamber choir, to be performed during the season, with which we can celebrate the joy of singing and making music together.

The Work
Length – between 3 and 6 minutes.
A capella, or with piano accompaniment.
The piece should be primarily for SATB choir (about 45 singers); however, some divisi of the soprano, alto or bass parts can be accommodated.
Short solo passages could be included in any part, although it is recommended they are marked “optional”.
The text must be in English. Composers are asked to check that a text is out of copyright before using it. If it is not, please obtain written permission for its use from the copyright holder before submitting your composition to us. We may ask you to send this to us later. You may, of course, set a text that you have written yourself.
The piece must not have been published or performed previously.


For full details, please click on the link below:

Web Site:www.manchesterchorale.org.uk/c...

 The John Sanders Memorial Competition for Young Composers
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 22 March 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: In order to encourage the composition of music suitable for the liturgy, The Sanders Society is developing a 3-yearly competition for young composers under the age of 30 years. The winning composition, an Introit of up to 5 minutes in length for SATB choir with optional organ accompaniment suitable for performance within a cathedral setting, will receive its first public performance in the glorious settings of Gloucester Cathedral during Choral Evensong at the prestigious Three Choirs Festival in the summer of 2019.

In addition the winning composer will receive an award of £1000, and the possiblity of a publishing contract with Encore Publications.

The next composition competition for young composers will be judged in April 2019:

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 22nd March 2019

Judging: April 2019

The winning composer will be notified by email, (confirmed by letter) and details of the winning composition will be announced on 15th June 2019 on this website

Judges:
Dr. Christopher Robinson
Bob Chilcott
Adrian Partington
Tim Rogers (Encore Publications)
Full rules of the composition competition for young composers and an entry form may be downloaded below:

Competition Rules
Entry Form
Entry forms for UK entries can be obtained by post, enclosing a stamped (93p) C5 envelope, from:

The Sanders Society,
144 Tuffley Avenue,
Gloucester
GL1 5NS

Overseas applicants please contact info@sanderssociety.org.uk.
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 The Virginia Chorale Composition Competition
Summary:Choral competition (female composers)
Deadline: 25 February 2019
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: Description:
The Virginia Chorale seeks to identify a talented female composer and support her in the performance of an original work for cham- ber chorus to be premiered by the Virginia Chorale in celebration of its 35th year. The commissioned work will be rehearsed, pre- pared, and integrated into the ensemble’s final program of the 2018/19 season, Pioneering Voices: Celebrating Women Composers, which will be presented on May 12, 2019.

About the Virginia Chorale:
The Virginia Chorale is a highly skilled, auditioned, professional choral ensemble based in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded 34 years ago, the ensemble has grown from a community-based early music chorus to today’s dynamic group of professional singers, performing rep- ertoire ranging from the Middle Ages to the music of today. Highlights of past performances include Handel’s L’allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato with the internationally-acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group; Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc in collaboration with the Virginia Symphony, featuring the 1928 silent film by Carl Dreyer; Jody Talbot’s Path of Miracles; Herbert Howells’ Requiem; David Lang’s The Little Match Girl; Handel’s Messiah at historic pitch accompanied by a chamber orchestra of period instruments; Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil; the premiere of Kristin Kuster’s opera KEPT: A Ghost Story, produced by the John Duffy Institute for New Opera; Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year; and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Vir- ginia Symphony, as part of the Virginia Arts Festival’s Bernstein at 100, among others.

Composition details:
• Original, never before performed composition for mixed voices (SATB – may include divisi (up to two per voice)
• If the intended lyrics are not in public domain, and the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the lyrics, it is the responsibility of the composer to obtain permission from the copyright holder BEFORE the application deadline and submit proof of permission with the score
• under 10 minutes in length
• text may be sacred/secular and in any language and should be celebratory in nature
• composition may be unaccompanied, or with piano, and/or flute

Entry/application fee:
• $25 in US funds

Participant needs to send
• Cover sheet to include composer’s name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, brief biographical information
• Score in pdf format, from computer programs Finale or Sibelius (scores in hand notation will not be accepted)
• Permission from copyright holder of text, if not an original text
• Recording or audio file (optional, but recommended) These may be acoustic recordings or MIDI renderings. The quality of the recordings will NOT be judged. MP3 files only. (File name: Composer’s last name, first name, title)
• Application fee (US dollars only) app fees are non-refundable and will not be returned to those disqualified for not meeting the requirements of the competition. Checks should be made payable to Virginia Chorale. Credit card charges may be made by calling the VC office at 757-627-8375

Competition Prize
• The winner will receive a prize of $3,000. Payment will be in US funds. Prize monies will be subject to applicable tax laws and it is the responsibility of the winner to properly report the prize.
• A performance in concert of the newly-composed work will be recorded electronically. One copy of any such recording will be given to the composer.

Deadline and Process for Submissions
• Materials must be submitted on or before February 25, 2019
• Materials may be sent via email to info@vachorale.org , or mailed to this address: Virginia Chorale, P. O. Box 3455, Norfolk VA 23514
• Late entries will not be accepted.

Disqualified Submissions
• Late applications
• Incomplete entries
• Illegible copies

No materials submitted for this competition will be returned. Judging
The compositions will be examined by a 5-person jury chosen by the Virginia Chorale Board of Directors and will include the artis- tic director, a current member of the ensemble, and two or three professional musicians not otherwise affiliated with the Virginia Chorale and a member of the VC Board of Directors. The jury will select a winner and identify any applicants deserving of an ‘honorable mention.’
Virginia Chorale, with the advice of the jury, reserves the right not to award the prize. The jury’s decision is final and may not be appealed.

Public disclosure
Virginia Chorale will publicly announce the names of the competition winner (and ‘honorable mentions,’ if applicable), no later than April 1, 2019. The names of non-winners will NOT be made public and will be held in strict confidence. works do not win the prize will be informed no later than March 30, 2019
Web Site:www.vachorale.org/compcontest....