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 “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: Regulation of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition

18th Edition, Composition Section. Cluj-Napoca, 2020

1. The competition is open to all composers who have not turned 36 by the 15th of March 2020
2. The competition consists in the composition of a piece for mixed choir a capella, arranged for 4-8 voices, with a duration of 3-4 minutes, leaving the choice of the lyrics to the candidate, in one of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin or Romanian.
3. Electronic music is not accepted (tape, live electronics, etc) in order to accompany the choir.
4. Each applicant may participate in the competition with just one work.
5. The choral piece has to be original and written in occasion of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Composition Section. Its exclusive character regards other aspects as well: the choral piece registered in the current competition has not been registered in any other competition, has not been published / publicly performed nor is it scheduled to be publicly performed prior to the 21st of June 2020.
6. The piece winning the 1st Prize will therefore become the requested piece in the semi-final of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section, that will take place in Cluj-Napoca in the period unfolding between 14-20 June 2020 (semi-final and final are to be live-streamed on the competition website / on the official Facebook page of the competition).
7. The winning pieces of the composition competition will be publicly performed by the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.
8. The applicants have to provide written proof of all copyrights regarding the performance, recording and broadcast of the literary text employed (as stipulated under points 6 and 7)*.
9. ONLINE registration only. Papers required for registration:
10.
a. The score of the piece unsigned, accompanied by the title and a motto (.pdf format);

b. An audio version of the piece, computer simulated, mp3 format (optional, but recommended);

c. An English translation of the literary text employed if it is in a language other than English.

d. Application form (available on the competition website);
e. Declaration on honour regarding the originality of the piece and providing the copyrights related to its performance and broadcast including the ones related to the literary text employed (form available on the competition website);

f. One copy of the birth certificate;

g. One recent photo (3 megapixels or 300 dpi);

h. Brief presentation max. 800 characters in English;

i. Copy of the receipt / payment order certifying the payment of the registration fee.

10. The deadline for submitting the piece and the registration papers is the 15th of March 2020, time 23:59, local time (GMT+2).

11. The net total amount of the registration fee is 25 EURO and is to be paid by bank transfer to
Asociatia Academiei de Muzica Gheorghe Dima
Address: Str I.C Bratianu 25, Cluj Napoca
Name of the Bank: Banca Transilvania
Bank address: B-dul Eroilor, nr 36, 400027, Cluj Napoca
IBAN: RO19BTRLRONCRT0374277501
SWIFT/BIC: BTRLRO22

12. The registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstance.

13. The jury is made of:

Adrian Pop, composer, Professor PhD, National Music Academy “Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj-Napoca, Chairman;

Ivan Fedele, composer, Professor, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome, Italy);

Bruno Mantovani, composer and conductor, director of Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (2010-2019);

Dan Dediu, composer, Professor , PhD, National University of Music Bucharest;

Cristian Bence-Muk, composer, Assoc. Proffesor, PhD, Head of the Department of Composition and Conducting of the National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj-Napoca.

14. The results of the competition will be announced on the competition website on the 15th of April 2020.

15. The decision of the jury is final and cannot be appealed.

16. The jury will award the following prizes which cannot be divided:

1st Prize: 4800 RON (~1000 EURO) and turning the winning piece into the compulsory piece in the semi-final of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section, 14-20 June 2020, as well as performing the piece in a concert given by the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.

2nd Prize: 3840 RON (~800 EURO) and performing the piece in a concert of the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.

3rd Prize: 2880 RON (~600 EURO) and performing the piece in a concert of the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.

17. In case of winning a prize in occasion of every ulterior public performance of the piece or in case of radio / TV / online broadcast or publication the author is bound to mention publicly the following: Piece composed specifically for the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Composition Section and awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd Prize (according to the case).

18. The winners of the awards agree to give away their copyrights related to the performance, audio-video recording and broadcast of their piece in the concert given by the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca in the season 2020-2021 with no financial claim*.

19. The winner of the 1st Prize agrees to give away his/her copyrights related to the performance, audio-video recording and broadcast (radio/TV/online) of his/her piece in the final of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section, 14-20 June 2020, with no financial claim.

20. The National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj-Napoca reserves the right to make audio and video recordings, photos, radio and TV broadcasts included, by means of third parties during the conducting competition mentioned under point 19, without being bound to provide remuneration to the authors of the pieces or of the literary texts*.

21. By registering, contenders accept the regulations of the competition as well as all the aforementioned clauses; noncompliance with the requirements stated leads to disqualification / annulment of the prize.

For further assistance and information you can contact us at: composition@dimacompetition.ro

Web Site:www.dimacompetition.ro/en/comp...

 OPUS IGNOTUM
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: COMPETITION RULES
I. General Conditions

Art. 1
The Competition is announced every year. The deadline for children’s choir compositions in odd years alternates with the deadline for youth and adult choirs in even years. All categories have identical General Conditions, however, there are specific rules for each target group.

Art. 2
The scores must be sent by 31 May of the respective year either by e-mail in pdf format to opusignotum@nipos.cz, or by post in A4 format (legible manuscripts, their copies or prints) to the Competition Organizer’s address, labelled with „Opus ignotum“ (date is determined by the postmark). We also recommend sending a demo recording of the composition.

Art. 3
The Competition is anonymous. Each piece must be labelled solely by its category and a codename, which substitutes the author’s name for the duration of the Competition. The email must also contain a text document named with the author’s codename and containing the author’s name, address, phone number, postal and email address.[1] In case of sending by post, a sealed envelope labelled by the codename and containing the aforementioned data should be enclosed.

Art. 4
Each author is allowed to submit one composition in each category. Compositions that have already been awarded a prize in another competition, have been commercially published or do not meet the conditions set out in the Competition Rules, will not be admitted.

Art. 5
The received scores, manuscripts, copies or prints will not be returned, they will remain property of the Competition Organizer. Following the end of each Competition, selected scores will be placed in musical section of the NIPOS library, where it will be available for borrowing.

Art. 6
Official results of the Competition will be published in October of every year. Winning compositions may be published in the Polyhymnia Bohemica edition and will be presented at national festivals and seminars organized by NIPOS. The award ceremony will take place at an upcoming choir festival or competition organized by NIPOS.

Art. 7
The Competition Rules are published in the Czech and English language. In case of doubt or ambiguities, the Czech version takes precedence.

II. Conditions for Children’s Choirs (deadline May 31, 2021)
Art. 1
The composers may send their scores intended for children’s choirs, composed with lyrics primarily in Czech, Slovak or Latin.

Art. 2
Categories of children’s choirs:
A1 (children up to ~10 years)
A2 (children up to ~15 years)
A3 (children up to ~18 years)

Art. 3
Recommended voice types for each category:
Category A1: one or two voices (SA)
Category A2: two voices (SA), three voices (S1, S2, A), or four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)
Category A3: two voices (SA), three voices (S1, S2, A), or four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)

Art. 4
Recommended vocal range for each category:
Category A1: B♭3 – E♭5
Category A2: A♭3 – F5
Category A3: G3 – G5

Art. 5
Compositions may be a cappella, accompanied by piano, or other commonly available instruments (accompaniment is recommended especially for the A1 category).

Art. 6
Duration of the compositions should not exceed:
Category A1: 2 minutes
Category A2: 3 minutes
Category A3: 4 minutes

III. Conditions for Youth Choirs (deadline May 31, 2020)
Art. 1
The composers may enter the Competition with their compositions intended for youth choirs (boys’, girls’, mixed), with regard to the vocal abilities of young people and the specifics of the work in youth choirs.

Art. 2
The Competition will accept scores with lyrics primarily in Czech or Latin, possibly in other languages. Lyrics written in other than the Latin script need to be supplemented by phonetic transcription in the Latin script (incl. the names of the composer and lyricist) as well as indicative Czech or English translation.

Art. 3
Categories of youth choirs:
B1 (compositions for girls’ choirs)
B2 (compositions for boys’ choirs)
B3 (compositions for mixed choirs)

Art. 4
Recommended voice types for each category:
Category B1: four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2), or three voices (S, Mz, A)
Category B2: four voices (T1, T2, B1, B2), or three voices (T, Bar, B)
Category B3: four voices (SATB), or three voices (SAB)
The voices in youth choir compositions should not be further divided.

Art. 5
Recommended vocal range for each voice:
Soprano: highest note G5
Alto: lowest note G3
Tenor: highest note
E4Bass: lowest note G2

Art. 6
Compositions may be a cappella with the possibility of piano, percussion, or one or two melodic instruments, but primarily based on singing, with the possibility of using other means of expression or spoken word. Required duration is 2–4 minutes.

IV. Conditions for Adult Choirs (deadline May 31, 2020)
Art. 1
The composers may send adaptations or original scores intended for adult choirs (women’s, men’s, mixed).

Art. 2
The Competition accepts adaptations or original scores composed from specific textual and melodic incipits, stated below. The authors can choose one of two incipits in each category and adapt it for three- or four-part harmony, or create their own composition based on it. The authors do not have to observe the original key of the melody, they should however respect the character of the song.

Art. 3
Categories of adult choirs
C1 (compositions for women’s choirs)
C2 (compositions for men’s choirs)
C3 (compositions for mixed choirs)
The composers may send a maximum of one adaptation/original composition for each category.

Art. 4
Recommended voice types for each category:
Category C1: four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2), or three voices (S, Mz, A)
Category C2: four voices (T1, T2, B1, B2), or three voices (T, Bar, B)
Category C3: four voices (SATB), or three voices (SABar)
The voices should not be further divided.

Art. 5
Recommended vocal range for each voice:
Soprano: B3 – G5
Alto: G3 – D5
Tenor: E3 – F4
Bass: G2 – D4

Art. 6
Adaptations/compositions may be a cappella, accompanied by piano or with the possibility of using other commonly available instruments or spoken word but primarily based on singing.
The duration should not exceed 4 minutes.

Art. 7
Melodic incipits
In each category, the composer may choose one from two incipits, which will form the base of the composition. For further information, we also provide the name of the collection, from where the incipits were taken, and literal translation.

Art. 7
Melodic incipits
In each category, the composer may choose one from two incipits, which will form the base of the composition. For further information, we also provide the name of the collection, from where the incipits were taken, and literal translation.

C1 (women’s compositions):
Co se to tam blejská (Holas, Čeněk: České národní písně a tance. Part 3, Jižní Čechy, Praha 1909, 157, no. 232.)
Což ten slavíček (Jindřichův chodský zpěvník. Part III, Kdyně 1928, p. 25, no. 18.)

C2 (men’s compositions):
Sluníčko polední (Bělík, Vratislav: Horácký zpěvník, Havlíčkův Brod 1954, s. 40.)
Ešče som sa něoženil (Poláček, Jan: Slovácké pěsničky VI., Praha 1951, p. 33, no. 47.)

C3 (mixed compositions):
Už je słúnko (Kunc, Jan: Slovácké jednohlasé písně, Moravská Ostrava 21918, p. 151, no. 194.)
Zelené sem seła (František Bartoš: Nové národní písně moravské, Brno 1882, p. 22, no. 56.)
Literal translation

Web Site:www.nipos.cz/propozice-opus-ig...

 200TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHEM COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Hymn/anthem competition
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist in Winnipeg (Diocese of Rupert’s Land, The Anglican Church of Canada) is pleased to announce the 200th Anniversary Anthem Composition Competition. Using our theme ‘Celebrating God’s Faithfulness’, entrants are invited to submit unpublished anthems on or before February 29, 2020. Three monetary prizes ($2200 for first, $1200 for second, $800 for third) will be awarded by a panel of judges. The three pieces will be premiered in Winnipeg on May 31, 2020, as part of a choral festival at St. John’s Cathedral celebrating 200 years of God’s faithfulness in the life of the Anglican Church in Western Canada.

Requirements:
• The composer must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
• The hymn text must be, in some form, a proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
• The hymn may be written for up to 4-part choir, SATB voicing.
• The hymn must include organ accompaniment.
• The hymn’s length is to be 3-5 minutes.
• The composer must secure rights to any texts not in the public domain.
• The three winning compositions become the property of the Corporation, Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
• Scores must be submitted as a PDF file, including complete contact information

Please send completed scores to: st.johns2020events@gmail.com

Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
135 Anderson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 5M9
Office: 204.586.8385
Email: office@stjohnscathedral.ca
Web: https://stjohnscathedral.ca/
Facebook: Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
Twitter: @deanrupertsland (Saint John’s Cathedral)
Web Site:stjohnscathedral.ca/2019/12/01...

 Busan Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: General Regulations

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 2020 Busan Choral Festival & Competition during the week of October 21-24,2020.

Eligibility
1. Composer must be born between MAY 31, 2000 and MAY 31, 1980. (exceptions may be considered under the BCFC committee's review.)
2. Compositions must not have been previously published or awarded in previous composition competitions and never publicly performed.

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.

Application (May 31, 2020 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, 2020 (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
1. Free

Results
1. Winners will be announced on July 20, 2020 on BCFC Website.
2. Composition will be judged by a panel of international jury. The jury's decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Awards
1. First Prize: $1,000
-The top prize winning work will be premiered at the 2020 BCFC in the week of October 21-24, 2020.
- Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the BCFC.
- International composers will be provided with round-trip ticket up to $2,000. Domestic composers will be provided with travel expenses.
2. Second Prize: $800
- Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the BCFC.
- International composers will be provided with HALF of round-trip ticket up to $1,000. Domestic composers will be provided with travel expenses.
3. Third Prize: $500
- Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the BCFC.
4. All meals including BREAKFAST are to be borne by winners.

Publication and Rights
1. Busan Choral Festival & Competition and the Korea Choral Institute will hold publication rights of the score. Busan Choral Festival & Competition will hold performance and recording rights for up to two years following the results of the competition. This will be negotiated between Busan Choral and the composer.
2. Copyright will be retained by the composer.
3. The winning work cannot be submitted for future composition competitions.

Deadline
1. Online Application: By May 31, 2020
2. Result Announcement: On July 20, 2020
Web Site:www.busanchoral.org/bcfc/compe...

 San Francisco Choral Artists’ New Voices Project
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: Since 2005, San Francisco Choral Artists’ New Voices Project has solicited and performed original compositions to promote the composition of high-quality music for chamber choir by the next generation of USA-resident composers. The first-prize winner receives a $500 cash prize, and all winners receive a professional-quality recording of the performance.

The 2019-2020 Competition
Deadline March 1, 2020
Eligible composers are encouraged to submit new and creative works on themes of transportation for consideration for a June 2020 concert set entitled “Boats & Trains & Flying Machines.”

Basic Requirements
1. Composer must be under age 30 as of July 1, 2020, and a USA resident.
2. Composer is responsible for obtaining relevant rights to use copyrighted material.
3. A composer may submit only one work.

Requirements of the Work
1. The work may be up to 4 minutes in length, and the length must be listed on the score.
2. The work may not have had prior public performance or publicly available recording, nor may one take place before July 1, 2020.
3. For SATB a cappella chamber choir. The work may include some body percussion. Any divisi must be limited to no more than 8 parts.
4. A brief description of how the work addresses the concert theme must be included.
5. Text may include spoken word, and may be in any language. A typed copy of the full original text, with facing line-by-line English translation, must be provided. If non-standard language(s) are used, a pronunciation guide must be included.
6. Include a note with your text stating whether it is in the public domain. If texts are copyrighted, written proof of permission of use must be provided.
7. Score and texts should be submitted in PDF format. MP3 files are encouraged in addition to scores. A link to SoundCloud or similar audio sharing site is acceptable. All PDF and MP3 file names should include composer’s name and the title of the work.
8. Composer’s name, birth date, and complete composer contact information–including USPS postal address–should be printed on the score.
Incomplete submissions will NOT be considered.

Winners
Up to three winners will be selected. The first-prize winner will receive $500*. All composer(s) and work(s) selected for participation in this program will receive the following:
1. The selected work(s) will be premiered by SFCA at three concerts in Palo Alto, Oakland, and San Francisco, California, on June 7, 13, 14, 2020.
2. One or more phone consultations with SFCA’s Artistic Director, Magen Solomon, on vocal, notation, and performance issues, and in order to prepare the work for rehearsal and premiere.
3. Two complimentary tickets for each performance of the work.
4. A professional-quality recording of one performance of the work.
We regret that no travel funds are available.

*SFCA reserves the right to divide the prize money between two winners in the case of a tie.

Web Site:www.sfca.org/new-voices-projec...

 Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: Emerging Composers Competition
Nurturing choral music as a living, evolving art is central to Cerddorion’s mission. In 2013 we launched our annual Emerging Composers Competition to foster the creation and performance of new works for mixed chorus.

Our eighth annual Emerging Composers Competition is now open! Deadline for scores: March 1, 2020. Click here for competition entry form and a PDF of the guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines

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 May 2020 as part of a program featuring music composed by and about women, in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment (recognizing women’s right to vote). Although there are no thematic restrictions on the competition, entries related to this theme are encouraged.

3. Composers may submit more than one work, but must complete a separate entry form and fee for each.

4. Submission of MIDI realizations is encouraged, but not required.

Visit www.cerddorion.org/ensemble/past-performances 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.

Panel of Judges

TBD

Prizes

1­st Prize – $500 plus performance and archival live recording

2nd Prize – performance and archival live recording

The judges reserve the right not to award a prize.

Web Site:cerddorion.org/emerging-compos...

 Cornwall International Male Choral Festival (CIMCF)
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The 2018 Cornwall International Male Choral Festival (CIMCF) saw record entries from 49 composers. It was a truly international affair with the winning composer coming from across the pond, Seattle, with the runner up representing Norway but resident in Shanghai.

For the 2020 Composers Competition, CIMCF is welcoming submissions that will have a chance at winning a staggering £1,000 first prize........

Compositions for Male Voice and Cambiata Choirs
Two cash prizes, each of £1000 will be awarded to the winner of both Categories (Adult Male Choir and Cambiata Choir), plus a runner-up and third prize of £500 and £250 for the Adult Classes only.

Closing date: 31 March 2020

No restrictions on the number of compositions submitted by a composer
Adjudicated by an internationally renowned composer

Apply online through the CIMCF website:
Web Site:www.cimcf.uk/rules-regulations...

 Walter Hussey Young Composer Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: The Walter Hussey Composition Competition is a choral music composition competition that was launched in January 2018.

The 2020 competition follows Reading Phoenix Choir’s aim of working with young people and is for composers aged between 16 and 24.

With a 1st prize of £500 and a 2nd prize of £200, and a line-up of top judges from the choral and composition world, the Walter Hussey Composition Competition continues to be one of the leading choral composition competitions of our time.
The competition is named in honour of Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester Cathedral from 1955 to 1977, who commissioned many choral works throughout his lifetime.

Entry for the 2020 competition will start in January 2020, with a deadline for entries of 30th June 2020. The winner is expected to be chosen by December 2020 and the winning piece will receive its world premiere in March 2021.
The 2020 Walter Hussey Composition Competition is being promoted by Reading Phoenix Choir and having celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2019, the theme for the competition is both encouraging the musicians of the future and looking forwards, and is therefore ‘New Horizons’.
Web Site:walterhussey.com

 CDA-PA Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: All student composers connected to PA - residency, or education - are invited to submit works to the Annual ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition.

The winning composer will receive a $500.00 prize and the winning composition will be premiered at the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.

Entry Deadline is March 15, 2020

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
1. Student composers with a Pennsylvania connection (see above) who are currently enrolled in an Undergraduate music program. Graduate and Post Graduate students are not eligible.
2. Students do not need to be composition majors.
3. Previous winners of the ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition are not eligible to enter the competition.
4. Current board members of ACDA-PA are not eligible to enter the competition.

WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS?
1. Duration: approx 3-5 min
2. Voicing: SATB, divisi acceptable
3. Accompaniment options: unaccompanied, or piano accompaniment
4. Text may be secular or sacred and may be in any language. An English translation must be provided for any text not in English.
5. If the text is not in the public domain, the composer must enclose a written statement of permission to use the text signed by the copyright holder.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
In addition to the above requirements, submitted works must
1. Be original, nor an arrangement of another composer’s work.
2. Not be a commissioned work.
3. Currently be unpublished and must not be published before August 31, 2020, including self-published.
4. Not be performed prior to the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.
5. Not have been recorded or broadcast prior to the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020
6. Not have won or placed in any prior composition contest.
7. Only be entered in the ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition from March 15, 2020 until the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.
WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED TO THE COMPOSER?
1. Copyright ownership will be retained by the composer.
2. Publication rights will be retained by the composer.

WHAT IS THE CONTEST CONTACT INFORMATION?
Email: pdm@peterdemetsmusic.com

Or write to:

Peter de Mets, Choral Development Chair, ACDA-PA 529 Lafayette Street
Newtown, PA 18940
Web Site:www.acdapa.org/composition-con...

 Derby Cathedral Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 05 March 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: Derby Cathedral and the Friends of Cathedral Music are inviting composers to submit a new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis The Derby Service to celebrate the FCM National Gathering at Derby in June 2020. The winning work will be premiered at Evensong on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Derby Cathedral Choir as part of the Gathering.

An award of £1000 and the possibility of the work being published by Encore Publications (where appropriate) will be given to the composer of the winning entry.

See overleaf for submission details.

Composition Competition
• The work should be scored for SATB choir and organ. Some occasional divisi is permitted
• Scores must be typeset and a midi file of the work should also be submitted
• The score and midi file should not bear your name and must be submitted
with a competition application form
• The work must be set to the translation of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in the Book of Common Prayer
• Scores and midi files should be sent to Rachel Randall, Choir Clerk, Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP or music@derbycathedral.org
• The competition deadline is noon on Thursday 5 March 2020
• The work must be original and must not have been performed or recorded
previously
• The panel will consist of Alexander Binns (Director of Music at Derby Cathedral), Christopher Gower (former Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral and Grants Secretary and Trustee of the Friends of Cathedral Music) and Edmund Hunt (Lay Clerk at Derby Cathedral and Postdoctoral research fellow in composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
• The decision of the panel is final
• The panel reserve the right not to award the prize
• Composers will retain all copyright to their works, except in the case of
the winner, to whom a publishing contract with Encore Publications may be offered. Subject to negotiation, the winner will assign the copyright in his/
her entry to Encore Publications on completion of the publishing contract. The publishing contract with the winner will be in line with industry standards in respect of royalty rates and other arrangements. If a publishing contract cannot be agreed between Encore Publications and the winner, or no entries are deemed suitably creditworthy for publication, then the judges and Encore Publications reserve the right not to publish any of the entries. If a publishing contract is awarded then the winner must submit a Sibelius file of the work.

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