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Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes

 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.

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Three to eight minutes in duration original and unpublished (by an established commercial firm) works only.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 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
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,

Entry Fee:$25