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 Call for Pieces
Summary:Choir and ensemble competition
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 25 March 2017
Details: Choir and improvising ensemble

We are looking for new compositions for jazz ensemble and choir for a small festival in Bern (CH). We are interested to explore the relationship between written and improvised music, between music that is programmatic through its lyrics and instrumental parts.

The choir is put into place for the festival and will feature amateur singers, standing on stage with ten jazz musicians in varying combinations.

Image a campfire atmosphere, songs about nature, loneliness or protest, rooted in an american tradition of blues, folk, jazz, combined with modern composition techniques and ideas.

Guidelines:
- two works will be chosen and performed and recorded (audio/video) at the festival, winning composers will be rewarded 200£
- submitted works must be new, unpublished and not yet performed
- instrumentation: choir, alto and tenor saxophone, two guitars (acoustic or electric), piano. Works can feature either choir+saxophones, choir+guitars, choir+piano, choir+piano+guitars, or choir only. The choir consists of 10-15 singers (soprano, alto), choir parts should preferably be in unisono or two parts, in a comfortable range for amateur singers
- works should be between 1-5 minutes in length
- works can, but don't have to, include lyrics. Lyrics can be provided if needed
- scores must be submitted via e-mail (vignettiste (at) gmail.com), an administrative fee of 15£ will need to be transferred via Paypal
- additional information on www.vignettiste.ch

Deadline: June 1, 2017
Web Site:www.vignettiste.ch

 Christmas Carol Competition
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: The Hallé Choir is delighted to announce that our Christmas Carol Competition is now open. The winner will be the entrant whose composition, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrates originality and flair.

The deadline for receipt of entries is 1700 hours BST on 31 May 2017. Entries received after this time will not be considered.

THE RULES
• One entry per person only
• The composition (original music) must be written for performance by the Hallé Choir (i.e. SATB a cappella choir), and be not more than 5 minutes in length
• Open to UK residents born after 1st January 1987
• Entries may be sacred or secular, using new or existing text, but must be an original musical composition

THE JUDGING PANEL
▪ Matthew Hamilton – Hallé Choral Director
▪ Jonathon Heywood – Hallé Assistant Conductor
▪ Prof. Adam Gorb – Head of Composition, RNCM
▪ Merryl Webster – Chair, Hallé Choir

THE PRIZE
The winning entry will receive its first public performance by the Hallé Choir in a Christmas Concert in December 2017
The winning composer will be awarded a commission by the Hallé Concerts Society to write for the Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir or Hallé Youth Orchestra, at the sole option of the Hallé Concerts Society
One winner will be chosen from the shortlist by the final judges. Results of the competition will be published in October 2017 on http://www.halle.co.uk/the-halle-family/halle-choir/christmas-carol-competition/.
The prize includes reasonable standard class travel to and from the December 2017 concert and, if necessary owing to distance, to one night’s accommodation for the winner and a guest. The accommodation will be on a room-only basis sharing one twin/double room. The travel method(s) and level of accommodation and exact location will be selected by the Promoter at its sole discretion and notified reasonably in advance to the winner.

HOW TO ENTER
Entrants should send 3 printed copies of their entry, along with full contact details, proof of age, and (if applicable) proof of permission to use any text in copyright, to:

Hallé Carol Competition
FAO Jo Pink,
Hallé Concerts Society
The Bridgewater Hall,
Manchester M1 5HA
Entries will be anonymised before being passed to the judging panel.
Web Site:www.halle.co.uk/the-halle-family/halle-choir/christmas-carol-competition/

 Orchestre d’Auvergne Composition Contest
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: The Orchestre d’Auvergne and the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie are organizing a composition contest for the creation of a participative piece for amateur singers. This will be a short piece for string orchestra and amateur singers. This contest is inviting composers of all nationalities and aged up to 40 years old at the due date of registrations. Deadline for submissions: 31st of May 2017. 1st Prize awarded by the jury: 3 000 € 2nd Prize awarded by the public: 1 500 € The winner’s composition will be recorded and performed.

Web Site:www.orchestre-auvergne.fr/en/composition-contest

 CALL FOR SCORES | Compose yourself! Re-defining the Typical Composition Contest
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 22 May 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: With support from New Music USA, MPLS (imPulse) is pleased to announce a contest for original music. Three compositions will be selected for performance in upcoming concert cycles; chosen composers will each receive a $1000 award.

About the ensemble:
• Fully-paid, professional ensemble. 24 voices equally distributed among SATB
• Singers are flexible and versatile

Score and Eligibility Requirements:
Our vision as an ensemble seeks to redefine the typical choral experience in a changing world. We encourage composers to embrace this vision and use the competition as an opportunity to challenge his/her compositional voice.

▪ Composers must currently live or have lived in Minnesota
▪ Scores must be approximately 3 - 5 minutes in length
▪ SATB (opt. div), a cappella (opt percussion and/or obbligato instrument, if desired)
▪ Submissions must evoke the subject matter of the chosen concert cycle (see options and deadlines in the Concert Cycles section)
▪ Any text used must be public domain or, in the case of copyright, come with proof of permission for use.
▪ Composers may submit scores for one or more concert cycle.

Scores must be delivered via email in PDF format to arloimpulse@gmail.com with the subject line “Call for Scores.” MIDI recordings in MP3 format are welcome, but not required. Submissions will be received by an MPLS (imPulse) board member who will assign the score a number and remove composer identification for anonymous review by our Artistic Director. All questions regarding the contest are welcome.
Web Site:www.mplsimpulse.org/call-for-scores.html

 CARITAS INTERNATIONAL YOUNG COMPOSER COMPETITION 2017
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: You are invited to write an original composition,
taking as your subject either one of the vibrant
characters or tales brought to life in the Canterbury
Tales or The Prologue. You may use any publically
available abridged text. A sample of the texts can
be found here:
http://www.hudsoncress.net/hudsoncress.org/ html/library/literature/ e%20Canterbury%20Tales.pdf

You may use the text as published or you may render it in your own prose. However, your chosen character or tale must be easily recognizable in your composition.
1 The competition is open to composers of any nationality born between 1987 and 1999.
2 The work should be scored for a minimum of four parts (SATB), and a maximum of eight parts (SSAATTBB), with or without piano.
3 It is the responsibility of the composer to ensure that the written text is out of copyright.
4 The work will have elements of melody, harmony and rhythm to respect the characteristics of the subject of your chosen Canterbury Tale.
5 The work should ideally last between four and six minutes.
Web Site:www.caritaschamberchoir.com/competition.html

 Pacific Edge Voices Call for Scores
Summary:Vocal call
Deadline: 01 August 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: February 25, 2017
Pacific Edge Voices, Call for Scores 2017

Berkeley CA, 2/20/17 - Pacific Edge Voices announces a call for scores for performance in 2018. This is an opportunity for composers to hear their work performed live and in concert. Scores must be submitted by August 1st, 2017.

This call for scores is open to composers of all ages and of all nationalities. Up to two compositions will be selected.

“Pacific Edge voices is a vocal ensemble with deep experience in rhythmic, innovative work,” explains Director Dr. Lynne Morrow. “We have a fondness for texts that speak to the best of the Human Condition.”

Pacific Edge Voices prides itself on performing cutting-edge music. Works that stand out as genre-bending or out of the ordinary will be given special consideration. Scores do not need to be premieres although never-performed work is encouraged. Pieces should be under 30 minutes in length. Longer works may be considered for performance in 2019. This call is for music written for mixed chorus, SATB, with up to eight parts. Scores can be a cappella arrangements or have piano accompaniment. Mp3 is desired but not required for entry.

Composers will be notified about score selection by October 1st, 2017.

Scores can be submitted in one of two ways. PDF scores can be emailed to info@pacificedgevoices.org. Printed scores can be mailed to:

Pacific Edge Voices
PO Box 8568
Berkeley, CA 94707

More information about Pacific Edge Voices is available at pacificedgevoices.org
Web Site:www.pacificedgevoices.org

 Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: NDSU Music honors the legacy and traditions of noted choral composer and long-time NDSU choral conductor Edwin Fissinger with its annual choral composition competition.

The Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners.

2017 Deadlines
-Score submission: must be received by June 1, 2017
-Announcement of winners: September 1, 2017
-Premiere of winning composition: October 2017
-Application fee: $25 per composition
Pay online at NDSU Marketplace
Or mail check (payable to North Daktoa State University) to:
Dr. Jo Ann Miller, NDSU Challey School of Music, Dept 2334, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Must be postmarked by June 1, 2017

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, not previously performed publicly, 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

Qualifications
-Open to all composers, except for current NDSU faculty, staff, and students.
Prior winners may re-enter only after five years.
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 must be present at the premiere performance in October 2017.
-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 1, 2017.
-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. The second prize piece will be considered for publication.

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
Dale Warland
Allan Petker, Pavane Publishing

Submission Guidelines
-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.
-A midi 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 June 1, 2017 or postmarked by June 1, 2017.
-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

Web Site:www.ndsu.edu/performingarts/music/fissinger/

 Boston Choral Ensemble's Commission Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: Boston Choral Ensemble's Commission Competition aims to identify a talented composer and support her or him in the performance of a new work for chamber choir to be premiered by Boston Choral Ensemble. The commissioned work will be rehearsed, prepared, and integrated into the Ensemble’s program during the calendar year 2018.

Boston Choral Ensemble is a highly-skilled, auditioned choir of volunteers. Applicants are encouraged to consult past programs and audio samples to learn more about what might be appropriate for the ensemble.

The Ensemble is soliciting proposals for unaccompanied choral works under 10 minutes in length. The texts may be sacred or secular and in any language.

Details of the 2018 competition may be found below. Applicants with further questions are encouraged to contact the competition coordinator at Competition@BostonChoral.org.

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
This competition is open to composers regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or veteran status.
The following groups are ineligible to enter the competition:
• current Boston Choral Ensemble singing members;
• current Boston Choral Ensemble board members;
• current members of the Commission Competition Jury;
• spouses, partners, or family members of any of the above groups; and
• those who were members of any of the above groups within one year of entry deadline.

PARAMETERS OF NEW WORK
If selected as the competition's winner, the commissioned piece will meet the following criteria:
Essentials
• for UNACCOMPANIED mixed voices (SATB)
• up to 10 minutes in length
• generally no more than 4 parts but may include limited divisi (up to two per voice)
• limited or no solo vocal material
• the work must not have been performed in any public setting, recorded, promised to another group for first performance or first recording

Texts
This piece will be performed in our 2017/18 season during the Rainbow Connection concert which will be in May or June 2018 (tbc). This performance will honor the LGBTQAI community. The commissioned work can be on any subject however, it is strongly encouraged that chosen text be written by an LGBTQAI author or be about the LGBTQAI subject matter. Texts may be sacred or secular, and in any language provided it meets the parameters for the new work. If the intended lyrics are not in the 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.

ITEMS TO SUBMIT
A completed online application form including
1 A short proposal idea for the new work outlining the details, at the discretion of the composer including, but not limited to proposed text, compositional technique, etc. (File name: Last Name, Proposal.pdf)
2 A short biography (about 250 words) and (File name: Last Name, Bio.pdf)
3 A works list, PDF files only. (File name: Last Name, Works.pdf)
4 Three (3) work samples that demonstrate current compositional activity. (File name: Last Name, Sample 1.pdf, Last Name, Sample 2.pdf, Last Name, Sample 3.pdf)
▪ It is recommended that composers include work samples that indicate skills appropriate to write for an unaccompanied choral ensemble.
▪ PDF files only. Notation files will not be accepted. Please combine ancillary materials—such as notes, texts, instructions—into a single PDF per work.
▪ Include (within the score PDF) an English translation for any text not in English.
▪ Include date of composition on the score.
5 Recordings of the submitted work samples (optional but recommended). Although this is optional, audio may assist in the initial assessment. These may be acoustic recordings or MIDI renderings; the quality of performances or MIDI renderings will not be judged. MP3 files only. (File name: Last Name, Audio 1.mp3, Last Name, Audio 2.mp3, Last Name, Audio 3.mp3)
6 An application fee of US $25 submitted via the application form.

TECH TIPS
Did you try to submit your application to BCE's Composition Competition but receive an error message or a blank screen? If so, please try one or all of the following to complete your application:
1. Update your browser to the most recent version
2. Make sure javascript is enabled for your browser
3. Download Google Chrome
4. If all of these do not work, please email all of your attachments to competition@bostonchoral.org and we will make sure that your application is submitted.
Thank you so much for your dedication to the competition. We are so excited to review all of this new music!

DISQUALIFIED SUBMISSIONS
▪ Late entries
▪ Incomplete entries
▪ Illegible copies

DEADLINE AND PROCESS FOR SUBMISSIONS
Materials must be submitted on or before May 1, 2017. Questions should be directed to competition@bostonchoral.org. Late applications will not be considered.

APPLICATION FEES
The $25 application fee can be paid on the application form.
Application fees are non-refundable and will not be returned to those disqualified for not meeting the requirements herein.

COMPETITION PRIZE
The winner will receive a prize of $1,500. Payment will be in US funds only. Prize monies will be subject to applicable tax laws and it the responsibility of the winner to properly report the prize.
The performance in concert of the newly-composed work will be recorded on CD and/or DVD. One copy of any such recordings will be furnished to the composer.

RETURN OF MATERIALS
No materials submitted for this competition will be returned.

ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL
The winner is encouraged to attend the final concert as well as any rehearsals for this event. Unfortunately, travel and accommodation expenses for the winner will not be covered by Boston Choral Ensemble.

JUDGING
The applications will be examined by a 4-5 person Jury chosen by Boston Choral Ensemble and will include the artistic director, a current member of the group, and one or two professional musicians not otherwise affiliated with Boston Choral Ensemble. The Jury will select a winner and identify any applicants deserving of an "honorable mention.” Boston Choral Ensemble, at 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
Boston Choral Ensemble will publicly announce the names of the competition winner (and "honorable mentions", if applicable), no later than June 1, 2017. The names of non-winners will not be made public and will be held in strict confidence. Composers whose works do not win the prize will be informed no later than June 1, 2017.
Web Site:www.bostonchoral.org/commission-competition/

 ​KC VITAs CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: KC VITAs is a mixed vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new choral and vocal music. We aim to provide opportunities for contemporary composers to have their works performed and recorded by a professional ensemble, provide performers the chance to premiere new works in close collaboration with composers, and promote the continued creation and performance of new music.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR COMPOSERS:
• Submissions may use any combination of voice parts or soloists, with or without piano accompaniment. Submissions for full choir, small ensemble, or solo voice are welcome. Unaccompanied choral scores must include a keyboard reduction. Additional instruments are welcome (parts should be included with your submission).
• Submissions will be evaluated anonymously. Please remove any identifying information from your score before sending. Save your score using the title as the filename with no other identifying information (example: TITLE.pdf).
• Any text used must be in the public domain or you must provide documentation showing that you have obtained the rights to reproduce, perform, and record the text with additional permission to commercially distribute the recording. Submissions shown to violate any copyright agreements will not be considered.
• Submission fee: $15. Only one piece per submission. Composers may submit up to 3 entries (each as a separate submission).

Web Site:kcvitas.org/call-for-scores.html

 The Claremont Chorale
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: The Claremont Chorale, a volunteer, independent community chorus based in Claremont, California, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in the 2017-2018 season. As a part of a year-long celebration, the Chorale is sponsoring a choral composition competition. The winning composition will be performed by the Chorale in a Spring 2018 concert that will conclude the anniversary year.

Criteria:
Difficulty level: The winning composition must be at a technical level that makes its performance possible by a volunteer adult choir of 60 voices: SATB with occasional divisi, moderate vocal ranges and harmonic language. Due to the intention of performing the winning work, this criteria will be very important in the judging process.

Text: of the composer’s choosing, sacred or secular. The text should be in the Public Domain, of the composer’s own creation, or else be accompanied by documentation clearly confirming that the composer has secured permission to set it to music and to present it in public performance. [Any costs related to securing said permission are solely the responsibility of the composer.] Texts that somehow relate to themes of singing or the anniversary occasion are particularly encouraged. English is preferred, but pieces that use other languages will be considered.

Accompaniment: a cappella or with piano accompaniment Length: less than 10 minutes

Submission Process:
Submissions must be received by September 1, 2017

• Compositions need not be newly created for this competition; however all submissions must not have been previously performed in public.
• Electronic submissions (PDF) are strongly preferred, using the email address below. Scores submitted in hard copy will only be returned if they are accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
• Scores must be clear and ready for duplication and performance, using one of the standard music printing programs (Sibelius, Finale, etc.).
• A completed copy of the form below must accompany each submission (see p. 3). Please remove all identifying marks from submitted scores as the judging will be conducted anonymously.
• The names of all participants will be held in confidence. No more than two compositions will be accepted from a single composer.

Evaluation: A panel comprised of two guest judges and the Chorale’s Music Director will review all submissions and select the winning composition. This evaluation will take into account the quality of the piece and its suitability for a successful performance by the Chorale. The winning piece and composer will be announced before December 31, 2017. The decision of the judging panel is final; the Claremont Chorale reserves the right to make no award.
Web Site:www.claremontchorale.org

 Leith Hill Musical Festival Competition for Composers
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: This renowned Choral Festival now in its one hundred and twelfth year provides a wonderful opportunity for hundreds of amateur singers. Each year twelve local choirs join together over three days to sing in competition and then perform concerts of music by some of the great composers of yesteryear and always some living composers. The Festival is very keen to support new music and to this end is launching this competition.

Entries are invited from UK resident composers of any age. The music must be written for TBB voices and piano and the text must be in English. Three prizes will be awarded and the winner will have his or her work performed in the Leith Hill Musical Festival. The entries will be judged by Jonathan Willcocks, Festival Conductor and another member of the LHMF Music Committee.

Full details of the competition can be found on the LHMF website: www.lhmf.org.uk

Web Site:www.lhmf.org.uk

 KHORIKOS new music competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: KHORIKOS, one of NYC's top a cappella choirs, is accepting a cappella score submissions for our 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition.

For more information on how to submit your scores, read on...

DETAILS:

Send us your best work for mixed a cappella choir! A premiere is welcome, but not necessary.
One submission per composer. Must be a living composer, otherwise no age limits.
The winning compositions will be announced in June 2017.
KHORIKOS is a balanced choir of 32 SATB voices.
15 minutes maximum duration. Shorter works are, of course, welcome.
Submission deadline is April 1st, 2017.
Your submission must include an audio representation of your score in some form (please see below for details).
Any level of technical difficulty welcome. From the simple and beautiful to the complex and dazzling, your imagination is the limit.
If selected, your music will be performed with meaningful aesthetic attention – not just a simple reading by a group of professionals.
The winning compositions will be performed in our beautiful home space, The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua, in New York City’s historic SOHO.

SELECTION PROCESS:

We will select 20-30 works from the pool of submissions (depending on the duration of the pieces), and the members of KHORIKOS will select the winning compositions from there. Sending an audio file with the score is necessary in order to streamline the selection process for the singers – this can include a MIDI realization, rehearsal/performance recording, or a recording of a piano/instrumental reduction. The quality of this recording doesn’t matter as long as it sufficiently represents your score.

The 10 winning compositions will be announced in June 2017 and performed at The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua in NYC on September 23rd, 2017.

We will live stream our performance of the winning compositions, in order to make your music accessible to an international audience. Previous ORTUS competitions have drawn thousands of online viewers!

Please submit your scores via email to scores@dorianartists.com and include "new music for Khorikos" in the subject.

Lastly, please like us on Facebook and share this post with your own musical communities so we can reach composers across the world.

Thank you for your music!
Web Site:www.khorikos.com/ortus-int-l-new-music-competition

 Festival de Música del Masnou
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: SUMMARY OF GUIDELINES – ENGLISH VERSION

Composers are invited to submit music for unaccompanied mixed choir, written for SATB voices (certain divisi is allowed), 3 to 6 minutes long, average level for amateur choir. It may be set in any language that might reasonably be expected to sing without extensive language coaching (English, Latin, French, German, Italian, Spanish or other languages if phonetic guidance provided).

Submission must be an original work. Arrangements of an existing work are not allowed. The work must have had no prior public performance, awarding or published recording.

SUBMISSION OF WORKS

Submissions should be made by e-mail to info@corscandicus.org in pdf or any other standard format, together with the corresponding midi or mp3. Scores should be identified with composer name.

The fulfilled registration form should be sent in separate document, as well as curriculum vitae or any other relevant information.

Composers can send up to two works.
Entries must be received by 31st of March 2017 by sending e-mail to

info@corscandicus.org WINNERS SELECTION

The Jury will select one work as contest winner, which will be awarded with 700€ prize. The result will be announced to public during “III Festival de Música del Masnou” to be held during May/June 2017. The winning work will be performed during 2018 Festival edition.

ACCEPTANCE OF GUIDELINES

All participants should accept the rules as they are detailed in Spanish / Catalan complete guidelines. Present English version is just a summary of main technical aspects.

More information about the contest and “Festival de Música del Masnou”:

www.corscandicus.org info@corscandicus.org
Web Site:corscandicus.org/festival/

 Stay Dharma Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 January 2017
Details: Category Musica Sacra (MS)
In this category, the participants create works with the theme song ecclesiastical compositions (sourced from the liturgy) intended to glorify the Creator.

Category Musica Profana (MPR)
In this category the participants create works with the theme of the composition is not a worldly or religious music, may be the work of the theme of love, environment, beauty, justice, love of the homeland, and so forth

Participants fill out the registration form choral composition competition (form. B1) and pay a participation fee.

Send the registration form, payment slip (complete with news of payment), the work of the composition in the form of pdf, midi of composition and a statement composer (form. B2 can be downloaded from the website of the committee) via e-mail with the subject "REGISTRATION CCC-SDGNCF2017-NAME PARTICIPANTS '; eg: REGISTRATION CCC-SDGNCF2017-Daniswara, via post or may be submitted directly to the secretariat of the committee SDGNCF 6th 2017.

-Choral composition competition open common to all composers of Indonesian nationality with a maximum age limit of 35 years (not yet 35th birthday on May 16, 2017).
-Artistic team, jury and expert 6th 2017 SDGNCF not allowed to take part in this competition.
-The composition is made in the block notation, a capella with a sound composition of the mixture (S A T B / Bar) and a maximum duration of four (4) minutes.
-The composition of musica sacra had to use Latin.
-Composition musica profana must use Indonesian.
-Especially for the category musica profana, the use of lyrics or poetry belongs to someone else (not in the minds of the participants), a permit is the responsibility of the participant.
-The composition must be made after January 1, 2017, and the work has never been published, has not been included in similar competitions, and has never been performed or displayed by a particular choir. Violation of this provision, will lead to disqualification can be a participant in this competition.
Each participant may submit a maximum of two works of composition in each category.
-The composition can be made by hand or using a program (software), such as: Sibelius, finalle, encore, and so forth; but the composition submitted must be in pdf format (portrait and A4 paper size) that are attached between the pages (not each page separately used as a pdf). In addition to handing composition in the form of pdf, participants are also required to submit a midi of the composition.
The work that has been submitted to the committee will not be refunded, but the copyright remains in the hands of the composer.
Web Site:sdgncf2017.satyadharmagitachoir.com/activities/choral-composition-competition/

 The 2nd Malta International Choir Festival Composition Competition
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: This edition of the Malta International Choir Festival Composition Competition
is dedicated to the memory of one of Malta’s preeminent composers: Benigno Zerafa1.

Malta has regularly hosted international choir festivals and competitions since 1988. The islands of Malta and Gozo can boast of a very thriving choral scene and – with over 350 churches serving a population of about 430,000 – the choral tradition is, understandably, built around and mostly focused on sacred music.

In 2017, the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority will be holding another edition of the Malta International Choir Festival between 2 and 5 November. As part of the structural components of the festival the organising committee is pleased to launch the 2nd edition of the Malta International Festival Composition Competition. The aim of this competition is to choose the best composition that will be performed and recorded during the festival.

Participating composers are very welcome to attend the festival but international participants would be required to fund their own travel and accommodation.

Summary

-Nature of work: Sacred

-Written for: SATB a cappella (with the option of divisi)

-Participation fee: €15 per composer (for the first work submitted) €10 per additional work submitted

-Administration fee: €10 per additional work submitted

-Submission deadline: 31 March 2017

-Results published by: End-June 2017

For complete details:
Web Site:www.composerssite.com/opportunity/7617

 Ablaze Records NEW CHORAL Series
Summary:Choral Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 25 August 2016
Details: Would you like to have your choral work recorded and released on CD to a worldwide audience, radio stations and CD Reviewers? Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for SCORES for its NEW CHORAL series disc. For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous Ablaze Records ensemble CORO VOLANTE conducted by new music specialist conductor Brett Scott.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our New Choral, Vol. 3 CD. If our expert panel of composers and conductors chooses your work, you will win a spot on our THIRD NEW CHORAL CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for UNACCOMPANIED SATB CHOIR (up to 16 voices divisi)

2. Works using accompaniment are not eligible. Works using keyboard (piano or organ) acoustic or amplified instruments or electronics are not eligible.

3. The composer must provide proof of CLEARANCE OF RIGHTS to set the selected text used for the work. Composers that can not prove that rights have been obtained to set the text they have used WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

4. The works can be of any duration.

5. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

6. Languages other than English, French, German, Italian and Latin MUST be accompanied by an IPA pronunciation guide of the language

7. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

8. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

Who is Eligible:
Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.

Submission Deadline

APRIL 1, 2017
Web Site:ablazerecords.submittable.com/submit/35301

 Ablaze Records NEW CHORAL Series
Summary:Choral Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 25 August 2016
Details: Would you like to have your choral work recorded and released on CD to a worldwide audience, radio stations and CD Reviewers? Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for SCORES for its NEW CHORAL series disc. For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous Ablaze Records ensemble CORO VOLANTE conducted by new music specialist conductor Brett Scott.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our New Choral, Vol. 3 CD. If our expert panel of composers and conductors chooses your work, you will win a spot on our THIRD NEW CHORAL CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for UNACCOMPANIED SATB CHOIR (up to 16 voices divisi)

2. Works using accompaniment are not eligible. Works using keyboard (piano or organ) acoustic or amplified instruments or electronics are not eligible.

3. The composer must provide proof of CLEARANCE OF RIGHTS to set the selected text used for the work. Composers that can not prove that rights have been obtained to set the text they have used WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

4. The works can be of any duration.

5. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

6. Languages other than English, French, German, Italian and Latin MUST be accompanied by an IPA pronunciation guide of the language

7. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

8. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

Who is Eligible:
Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.

Submission Deadline

APRIL 1, 2017
Web Site:ablazerecords.submittable.com/submit/35301