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 The Handful
Summary:Commission opportunity
Deadline: 22 June 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: Deadline: 22 June 2019
Details: The Handful seeks applications from composers for a commission to be performed in their 2020 Spring concert. The commission should be suitable for performance by a choir of c.24 amateur musicians with good sight-reading, musicianship and vocal technique. Reasonable divisions within parts and soloists from within the choir may be employed, and the commission may include organ accompaniment. Other small-scale accompaniment will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Fee: £750
Contact: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://thehandful.org/call-for-submissions-2019
Web Site:thehandful.org/call-for-submis...

 EMERGING VOICES WOMEN'S CHORAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 01 October 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: 26th Season of IWC (2019-2020)

The Indianapolis Women's Chorus is pleased to announce its second women's choral composition contest. Composers are invited to submit compositions to Indianapolis Women’s Chorus for performance at a regular IWC concert and a monetary award.

Categories/Eligibility

YOUNG ADULT
• Young Adult applicants must be ages 18-25 but not yet in graduate school as of October 1, 2019.
• Young Adult applicants must live 75%+ of the year in Indiana (this may include being enrolled in an Indiana college or university).
• Young Adult applicants must be female (including trans women).
• Submissions will be accepted through October 1, 2019. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on October 1, 2019.

TEEN
• Teen applicants must be ages 15-19 but not yet in college as of May 15, 2020.
• Teen applicants must be residents of the state of Indiana.
• Teen applicants must be female (including transwomen).
• Submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2020. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on May 15, 2020.

NEW CATEGORY: TEEN GROUP/HIGH SCHOOL CLASS
• Compositions created as the result of a collaborative group effort or high school class project are eligible.
• Age and other requirements as outlined above for the TEEN category apply to this category as well.
• Submission deadline are the same as the TEEN category.

Prizes
• The winning applicant in each category will receive a $200 award.
• The winning composition in the Young Adult category will be performed by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus at the final concert of the 2019-2020 season. The winning composition in the Teen category will be performed by IWC in a regular season concert in fall 2020. Winning composers are encouraged to attend a rehearsal of their composition.
• Winning composers are required to attend the premiere of their compositions. The winning composer will receive free tickets for themselves and immediate family to attend the performance of their composition.

General Requirements
• All submissions must be original compositions and must be written for women’s voices.
• Text must be in alignment with IWC mission and values (www.indianapoliswomenschorus.org/about).
• For any text not in the public domain, written permission from the publisher or author must be submitted for its use and performance.
• Compositions must be unpublished, and the composer’s own original work.
• No arrangements (folk songs, carols, pop songs, etc.) will be accepted.
• Composers may submit only one composition.

Specific Requirements
• Scored for three or four-part women’s chorus (e.g. SSA, SAA, SSAA) with or without piano accompaniment.
• The choral parts should be written with intermediate, community chorus members in mind.
• Small solo parts can be used.
• A percussion part is optional but must be playable by a single percussionist.
• Choral Range: F3-F5. Brief extensions outside of this range are acceptable.
• Text: Both secular and sacred texts are acceptable. However, sacred texts must be spiritually inclusive or spiritually universal. Texts that support a single religion, advocate for a single religion, or denounce other religions will not be accepted.
• Length: 3-5 minutes with a maximum length of 6 minutes.
• Languages: For languages other than English and Latin, please provide a pronunciation guide or a spoken recording of the text.

Copyright:

Composers retain copyright of music submitted. By submitting a composition in this competition, you (the composer) agree that your composition maybe photocopied for the purposes of adjudication and rehearsal by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus. Also, you (the composer) grants Indianapolis Women’s Chorus the right to audio and video record the live performance and/or a studio performance of the composition, to distribute the recording for marketing/PR purposes, and to feature the recording on our YouTube page, website, and social media account.


Piece will be adjudicated via the following categories:
• Interest of musical ideas
• Formal design of composition
• Text setting
• Textures
• Appropriateness for IWC to sing
o Difficulty
o Range
o Text source

Listening Samples

These pieces are representative of the level of difficulty for the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus’s standard repertoire.
• Lineage composed by Andrea Ramsey (Listen Here)
• Still I Rise composed by Rosephanye Powell (Listen Here)
• O Great Spirit composed by Shawn Kirchner (Listen Here)
• Arise My Love composed by Joan Szymko (Listen Here)
• For more listening samples see our Past Performances page at https://www.indianapoliswomenschorus.org/pastperformances. Here you will find PDFs of our past concert programs.

Deadline
• YOUNG ADULT: Submissions will be accepted through October 1, 2019. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on October 1, 2019.
• TEEN: Submission will be accepted through May 15, 2020. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on May 15, 2020.
• GROUP/HIGH SCHOOL CLASS: Submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2020. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on May 15, 2020.

Complete submission documents and information will be available by August 1, 2019.

Questions can be directed to emerging@indianapoliswomenschorus.org

Web Site:www.indianapoliswomenschorus.o...

 2019 Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition is a biennial contest for new choral works with categories alternating between pieces for treble voice choirs and pieces for mixed voice adult choirs. The competition exists to provide Canadian composers with an opportunity of contributing to Canada’s rich choral tradition through the writing of original choral works. The winning entry receives a premiere performance with one of the Ontario choirs and a cash award of $2,000.00.

Composition Requirements:

1. The composition must be an original SATB work, 4-6 minutes, a cappella or piano accompaniment
2. A cappella submissions MUST include piano reduction.
3. Texts may be sacred or secular and can be in languages other than English/French. The text must be either original, known to be in public domain or be accompanied by a letter of permission from copyright owner.
4. All submissions must not have been previously commissioned, published or performed and
must have been composed within the last two years. Arrangements of previously composed works are not acceptable. The composer shall retain the copyright of the work.
5. Previous competition finalists reapplying must submit a different piece.

Please submit a PDF copy of your composition without you name anywhere on the body of composition. The PDF copy must be clear, clean and legible. No handwritten scores will be considered. Graphic scores may be a PDF scan of a written score if applicable.

• $40 Application Fee applies and should be sent via e-Transfer to info@choirsontario.org

You will also need a cover letter that includes the following information:
1. Composer’s name
2. Physical Address
3. Phone Number
4. Email Address
5. Composition Title
6. Text Source

Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to:
1. Compositional structure
2. Voice Leading
3. Harmonic language
4. Adherence to concert theme
5. Text selection and setting
6. Piano accompaniment (if applicable)
7. General understanding of choral idiom

All entries must be submitted by November 1, 2019 to be considered. The winner will be notified no later than February 15, 2020. Please send submissions to Choirs Ontario Managing Director at info@choirsontario.org

History of the Composition
The competition was born out of a concert held in November 1992 to honour Ruth’s 60th birthday including Toronto Children’s Chorus, Elmer Iseler Singers, Amadeus Choir, Bach Children’s Chorus, Elora Festival Singers, Oriana Women’s Choir, and TMC Youth Chorus. The proceeds of this joint concert were used to establish the RWH competition. The administration of the competition was handed over to Choirs Ontario with Ruth Watson Henderson involved in judging the competition up until 2017.

One of Canada’s foremost musicians, Ruth Watson Henderson is renowned internationally both as a composer and pianist. Her works are acclaimed, performed, and recorded worldwide. The Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Competition was established in 1996 to recognize Ms. Watson Henderson’s invaluable contribution to the art of choral music. Ms. Henderson is very pleased to encourage the contribution to Canadian choral music that the competition provides, and appreciates the work of Choirs Ontario who administers this program.

Entry Fee:$40
Web Site:choirsontario.org/2019/05/choi...

 Inversion Ensemble 2nd Annual Emerging Composer Contest
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: Who is Inversion Ensemble?
Austin’s Inversion Ensemble is a choral collective made up of composers and singers formed to give voice to innovative choral works and to encourage the creation of new music, especially in the Austin area. A great deal of our repertoire is written especially for Inversion Ensemble by composers who sing within the ranks of the ensemble.
While many members of Inversion Ensemble perform, conduct, compose, study, and teach music full-time, the group also includes non-professional participants who are equally passionate about choral music and ensuring it thrives as a modern art form.

Purpose of Emerging Composer Contest:
Inversion Ensemble is looking for a young composer to be highlighted as part of our 2019-2020 Season on our concert entitled Aether: Air . This concert will focus on pieces that are inspired by the alchemical element of air both literally and metaphorically – pieces can range on topics from the sky, wind, flight, spirit, innovation and beyond. Pieces submitted should follow a similar theme in order to be considered for performance. Inversion Ensemble is a modern, innovative ensemble so uses of extended technique, non-traditional forms, graphic scores etc. are welcomed.

Qualifications:
To qualify you must be 35 years or younger as of September 28, 2019 and currently reside in the United States including Alaska, Hawaii or U.S. Territories.

Composition Requirements:
1. 3-7 minutes in duration
2. Any combination of SATB voicing up to SSAATTBB
3. May be a cappella or with piano accompaniment
4. A cappella submissions MUST include piano reduction.
5. Text must be public domain or be accompanied by a letter of permission from copyright owner.
6. Please only submit 1 entry.
7. No fee is required for submission.
Please submit a PDF copy of your composition without you name anywhere on the body of composition. The PDF copy must be clear, clean and legible. No handwritten scores will be considered. Graphic scores may be a PDF scan of a written score if applicable. You will also need a cover letter that includes the following information:
1. Composer’s name
2. Physical Address
3. Phone Number
4. Email Address
5. Date of Birth
6. Current Occupation (including if you are currently an enrolled student)
7. Head shot and short bio

Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to:
1. Compositional structure
2. Voice Leading
3. Harmonic language
4. Adherence to concert theme
5. Text selection and setting
6. Piano accompaniment (if applicable)
7. General understanding of choral idiom

All entries must be submitted by July 31, 2019 to be considered. The winner will be notified no later than September 1, 2019. He or she will have the opportunity to have a phone meeting with Artistic Director, Trevor Shaw and members of the ensemble including other composers. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, certificate of achievement, inclusion of piece on September 2019 concerts, and a recording of composition concert performances. Please send submissions to Inversion Ensemble Managing Director, Robbie LaBanca at rlabanca@inversionensemble.com
Web Site:choralnet.org/announcements/in...

 Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: NDSU Challey School of Music honors the legacy and traditions of noted choral composer and long-time NDSU choral conductor Edwin Fissinger with its annual choral composition competition.

Guidelines
Entries should be:
• For mixed choir (SATB), divisi is acceptable
• Unaccompanied, or with keyboard accompaniment, obbligato instruments ok
• Three to eight minutes in duration • original and unpublished (by an established commercial firm) works only.
• The text may be sacred or secular, either in the public domain or copyrighted, as long as a letter of permission from the copyright owner is included with the submission
• Suitable for an accomplished high school or university choir

Prizes / Performance
• First: $1,000
• Second: $500
• NDSU reserves the right to not award prizes in any given year.
• The composer of the first prize work is invited to be present at the premiere performance.
• For the premiere, NDSU will reimburse actual travel, lodging and food expenses, up to a maximum of $750.
• Winners will be announced at www.ndsu.edu/music/fissinger/index by September 15, 2019.
• The first prize winner's piece, with the approval of the composer, will have their composition considered for publication in Pavane Publishing for placement in the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series.

Judging Panel
• Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities, NDSU
• Michael Weber, Associate Director of Choral Activities, NDSU
• Charlette Moe, Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Music Education, NDSU
• Jocelyn Hagen, Composer, Adjunct composition faculty, NDSU
• Allan Petker, Pavane Publishing

Submission Guidelines
• There is a $25 submission fee for each work submitted.
• Include name, address, phone number(s), and email address when making payment via NDSU Marketplace or if paying by check, in a sealed envelope accompanying the score.
• Send by PDF file to jo.miller@ndsu.edu
• Submitted scores must be in Finale or Sibelius.
• An audio file is strongly recommended.
• All scores selected for performance will be reproduced by NDSU.
• Submissions must be submitted via email by 11:59 PM on July 1, 2019 or postmarked by July 1, 2019.
• If not submitting a PDF, mail submissions to:
Dr. Jo Ann Miller, NDSU Challey School of Music, Dept 2334, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
• Email compositions to:
Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities, jo.miller@ndsu.edu

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.ndsu.edu/performingarts/mu...

 Thame Chamber Choir
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 05 August 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: To celebrate its 20th anniversary Thame Chamber Choir is delighted to announce its first Choral Composition Competition.

Joining our Musical Director Duncan Aspden on the judging panel will be international composers and conductors Bob Chilcott and James Burton and pianist and professional ensemble singer Anna Markland.

Prize – £1,000 and performance of your piece by Thame Chamber Choir as part of the 2019 Thame Arts & Literature Festival.

Closing date – Entries must be received by 5th August 2019. More details below.

Forces – 28-voice SATB chamber choir (with divisi) a cappella or with piano

Duration – 3-5 Minutes

Text – a setting of any poem by famous Thame resident, W.B Yeats.

Please submit an anonymous PDF and digital recording (can be a Sibelius/Finale file) to thamechamberchoircompetition@outlook.com by the 5th August 2019. Winner will be notified by mid-September.
Web Site:www.thamechamberchoir.org/news...

 Echo Vocal Ensemble
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: echo are looking for a new piece for vocal ensemble to be performed as part of our 2019/2020 season. The competition will be judged by guest judges Robert Hollingworth, Judith Weir and members of the group, and the winning entry will receive £500 in prize money and a premiere of the work.

This competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over, from anywhere in the world. There is no entrance fee.

Specifications
- The piece should be between 3 and 6 minutes in duration
- It should be written for no more than eight vocal parts (SSAATTBB), without the need for accompanying instrumentalists.
- The piece should respond in some way to the following quote. The full poem can be accessed here.
“Very small and damaged and quite dry,
a Roman water nymph made of bone
tries to summon a river out of limestone”
Alice Oswald
- “Working” scores will be accepted, for example one minute of music accompanied by a detailed written concept.

How to apply
Please send your materials to sam@echo-choir.com by the 30th June 2019 at 1pm. Include a PDF of the score and an audio file.

The winning piece and shortlisted pieces will be announced on 1st September 2019.
Web Site:www.echo-choir.com/competition

 VOICES 21C – Second Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 21 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Deadline: July 21st 2019

Our mission:
VOICES 21C is a Boston-based chamber choir who seeks to combine high technical proficiency with creativity and compassion. The choir creates personal meaning in performance by connecting their musical messages to social justice issues in the USA and abroad, representing the voices of the silenced, the forgotten, and the marginalized. VOICES 21C Is a welcoming space for LGBTQ, committed to contemporary composers, and improvisational, interdisciplinary modes of performance through their co- creating, egalitarian consensus model.

Objective:
As an artists collective of 20+ teachers, composers, and conductors, we are looking to strengthen our commitment to today's composers and refine the 21st Century components of our voice through our annual call for scores.

For those Chosen:
Winners of our 2019 Call for Scores will receive a live performance recording and a spot in our 2020 season, with potential performances at ACDA Rochester, throughout Boston, and abroad, depending on the piece’s subject matter and how it will fit into the programs we present in 2020.

(V21C is not able to cover any travel expenses for this opportunity, but attendance is not required).

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of singers from our Artistic Committee, in consultation with director André de Quadros for final decisions.
Workshopping "she took his hands," with Nicholas Cline, the finalist from our 2018 call for scores

What we are looking for:
-Unaccompanied SATB (divisi conscious that we are +-6 on a part)
-A piece no longer than 8 minutes in duration
-Pieces that align with our group mission (note: we are not an overtly political or protest-based organization)
-Preferably pieces able to show, more than instruct/tell our audience about their messages
-Music that could cater well to elements that VOICES 21C showcases in performance:
-Group movement
-Concert programs presenting a constructed narrative
-Improvisation on the individual and collective level
-Potential for an added instrumental solo - please consult with Michael from our leadership team at webmasterv21c@gmail.com in order to explore instrumental capabilities, as these options are based upon our roster for the season.

Submission Fee:
Our $20 submission fee goes directly towards defraying the cost of this season’s expenses for our singers. As a non-profit organization, our singers are not compensated for our work in VOICES 21C, which includes purchasing airfare for our season’s performances, performance preparation, rehearsal and venue spaces, singer accommodations, and all that goes into planning each year of our existence. Your submission fee is tax deductible, and greatly appreciated by every single one of us. Composers may send as many pieces as they like, while filling out our form and submitting separate payment for each entry. (Ex: 2 submissions - $40, etc).

Results will be announced via our monthly newsletter in December 2019!

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.voices21c.org/call-for-sco...

 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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