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 2018 Choral Canada Competition for Choral Writing
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 23 November 2017
Details: Choral Canada’s Competition for Choral Writing is a biennial program.
The composer must be a Canadian citizen (or permanent resident).
The winner of the 2018 competition will receive:

• the Diane Loomer Award of $1500
• a publishing opportunity through Cypress Music
• a premiere performance by the 2018 National Youth Choir, conducted by Jeff Joudrey, at PODIUM 2018 in Newfoundland and Labrador

For SATB choir, more details here:
Web Site:www.choralcanada.org/activitie...

 Cincinnati Camerata
Summary:SATB choir competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: Cincinnati Camerata has a long history of supporting new music! Beyond simply programming works by living composers in our concert events, one of the most exciting ways we support new music is by sponsoring an annual composition prize.

Read more about our recent winners here:

2016 winner: C.G. (Sonny) Walden III
2015 winners: 1st place – Cristopher Artley, 2nd place – Matthew Recio
2014 winner: Loretta Notareschi
2013 winner: Michael Gilbertson

Camerata Composition Prize is open for entries to composers anywhere in the world each year from mid-October to mid-December, with winners announced in mid-January of the following year. Our distinguished jury of composition and choral conducting faculty at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) evaluate the anonymously submitted scores.

The quality of submitted works has risen dramatically over the last decade, with many of our selected winners already enjoying distinguished composition careers. We encourage composers of all ages, backgrounds, and musical genres to submit! It’s a treat for us to read through the creative works sent each year, and we look forward to the possibility of recording or performing works by talented living composers.

Submission Guidelines
• One score per composer per entry.
• Anonymous submission. Your name may not appear anywhere in the submitted score!
• Entry fee of $25 must be paid online through PayPal (no checks). The fee covers administrative costs of running the prize program. The fee must be received by the submission deadline for your work to be considered.
• Mixed choir (SATB), maximum divisi SSAATTBB.
• Unaccompanied. Please provide a piano reduction. Recordings or MIDI are welcome but not required.
• Texts may be sacred or secular.
• Letter of permission from copyright owner absolutely must accompany any submissions using texts not in the public domain (yes, we check all texts!) No exceptions.
• Duration: no longer than 5 minutes.

Eligibility
• Entrants may be of any nationality and age.
• Pieces may have been previously performed, but not published.
• We consider a work ‘published’ once its score is available in print or electronic form for payment through any outlet.

Prize
$500 First Prize. A Second Prize ($250) may also be awarded when merited. However, the jury also reserves the right to not award any prizes when submissions are not deemed of sufficient quality or conformance to guidelines.

Depending on season programming and time commitments, the Camerata may also perform winning compositions live in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Alternatively, the Camerata may choose to record a winning composition, in which case the winning composer would be provided with a digital copy of the final recording.

Questions
Please submit any questions you have about eligibility or details of your entry to Ellen Harrison, Jury Chair at ellen.harrison@uc.edu. Please contact webmaster@cincinnaticamerata.com if you have any technical issues with your submission or payment.


Web Site:www.cincinnaticamerata.com/com...

 International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2018
Summary:International Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: 【Purpose】
The International Choral Organization of Tokyo announces the International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2018 (ICCC Japan 2018), the aim of which is to promote choral music through the creation of new and innovative choral repertoire.

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

【Jury Members】
The jury will be consisted by the members below:
Chief Jury: John August Pamintuan (PH)
Jury: Ēriks Ešenvalds (LV), Stephen Leek (AU), Paweł Łukaszewski (PL), Teruaki Suzuki (JP)

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

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

【Award / Commendation】
The composer of the winning work will receive a prize of 100,000 Japanese Yen and a diploma. The composer of the works in 2nd and 3rd place will receive a diploma. The winning work will be published by Pana Musica Co., Ltd. Following recommendation by the jury, there may be a possibility that the work in 2nd and 3rd place would also be published. From these award winning works, the set piece of the 2nd Tokyo International Choir Competition (to be held in 2019) will be selected.

【Application Rule】
The ICCC Japan 2018 is dedicated to choral compositions defined, written and stated as below:

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

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

【Application Deadline】
All entries must be sent by 23:59 31st March 2018 GMT (16:59 31st March Pacific Daylight Time, 19:59 31st March Eastern Daylight Time, 00:59 1st April British Summer Time, 01:59 1st April Central Europe Summer Time, 08:59 1st April Japanese Standard Time).

【Application Process】
・ Participation to the ICCC Japan 2018 will be finalized by filling the web entry form, submitting the composed work and other documents (as applicable) to the administrative office by e-mail, and paying the participation fee.
・ All materials are to be sent by e-mail to apply@icccj.org. Other methods of application are basically not applicable. If other methods are preferred, please contact the administrative office.

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

【Timetable】
The initial judgment will be done by mid-May 2018. The title of the qualifying compositions of the initial judgment will be published on the ICCC Japan website. The final judgment will follow, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd award winning works along with the work to be published will be determined around mid-June 2018. There will be no public announcement of the results until as stated below, however the award winners will be individually notified via e-mail.

【Announcement of Award Winners】
The results will be announced during the 14th Karuizawa International Choral Festival. Announcement is to be held on 26th August 2018 at Karuizawa Ohga Hall. Exact date and time will be announced on the ICCC Japan website or Facebook page.

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

【Important Notes before Submission】
・ The work must not been performed, awarded nor published before. A declaration that the work fulfills this condition (any format is allowed) must be submitted.
・ A participant can apply as many works as wanted. One entry form for each work must be filled.
・ Upon the awarded works that will be published, the copyright and publishing rights belong to Pana Musica Co., Ltd.
・ Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.
・ The jury’s decision is final.
・ For works selected as a set piece of the 2nd Tokyo International Choir Competition, its composer must arrange the work for TTBB, SSA (or SSAA).


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

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

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

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

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


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

 2018 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 08 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: The Cork International Choral Festival is delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries from Irish composers for the 2018 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition.

Judged by a panel of experts and composers of international renown, the competition awards a cash prize (kindly donated by the Ó Ríada family) and the Seán Ó Riada Trophy to the winning composer, and the selected piece will in turn be given its premiere performance by Chamber Choir Ireland at the Festival’s Gala Concert held in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral on Friday 20th April, 2018 and will be conducted by Paul Hillier.

The Seán Ó Riada Competition was initiated in 1972 in recognition of the creative life and work of Seán Ó Riada (1931-71). It was initially conceived of as an encouragement to amateur adult Irish choirs to select and perform existing or newly composed original works in the Irish language by an Irish composer. The trophy was presented for the best performance. In 1976, the competition became specifically a composition competition. It was open to composers, born or resident in Ireland, to set a poem in Irish for a cappella choir, no performance applied. In 1978 the competition was further adapted to encourage Irish amateur choirs to commission original works from Irish composers for performance at the festival, the trophy being awarded to the choir. The aim of the competition was threefold (a) to encourage Irish composers to write new works in the Irish language, (b) to widen the accessibility of new works in the Irish language for amateur Irish choirs, and (c) to enhance the existing repertoire of Irish choral music. Following a period when interest in the competition diminished it was discontinued, its format not valued either by composers or choirs. In 2010 the competition was reintroduced utilising a totally new format, and the novel aspect of scores being entered under Pseudonym to protect the identity of the composer. To enhance the status of the composer and provide an incentive, the winning composer attended the Festival and the winning composition was included as one of the works presented and discussed at the Seminar on New Choral Music/Choral Symposium. The new format was an instant success. Since 2010 to date, 200 compositions have been received testifying to the present interest in, and healthy state of Irish composition. Previous winners of the competition include Solfa Carlile, Rhona Clarke, Patrick Connolly, Frank Corcoran, Séamas de Barra, Eoghan Desmond, Amanda Feery, Michael Holohan, Marian Ingoldsby, Donal Mac Erlaine, Simon MacHale, Michael McGlynn, Kevin O’Connell, and last year’s winner, Criostóir Ó Loingsigh. Several of these works have been published by international choral publishing houses.

Those interested should send applications in hard copy by registered post to the Cork International Choral Festival, Civic Trust House, 50 Pope’s Quay, Cork, before the deadline of the 8th December 2017. The composer must use a pseudonym on the printed score. Five unbound copies of the score should be provided in a sealed envelope along with the application form (available at www.corkchoral.ie) detailing the name and contact details of the composer, with the pseudonym detailed on the exterior of the envelope.

Web Site:www.thecork.ie/2017/11/01/cork...

 INTERNATIONAL CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2018
Summary:International Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: VocalEspoo Festival has announced an international choral composition competition 2018 together with the choirs Tapiola Choir, Spira Ensemble, EMO Ensemble, Female Choir KYN and YL Male Voice Choir. The aim of the competition is to find new and interesting compositions for children’s choirs, mixed choirs and male voice choirs. The results of the competition will be published during the opening concert of VocalEspoo Festival, June 3, 2018, where the best compositions will be performed and awarded. The prize money, 15 000 euro, will be divided between the winners according to the jury’s decision. The members of the jury are Kaija Viitasalo, Cecilia Damström, Kari Turunen and Pasi Hyökki.

RULES OF THE COMPETITION:
1. The organiser of the competition is Espoo Music Festivals Association together with Tapiola Choir, Female Choir KYN, Spira Ensemble, EMO Ensemble and YL Male Voice Choir.

2. The competition is open to all nationalities with no age limit. The number of submissions is not limited but each submission should be under separate pen name. The participation fee is 50 Euro for each composer regardless of the number of submissions. Payment should be transferred to Espoo Music Festivals IBAN: FI60 8000 1770 8312 96, BIC: DABAFIHH. Reference: Surname, first name & date of birth. Participation fees are non-refundable.

3. The last date of submission is 31 January 2018 at 24.00 (UTC +3). Any entries that reach the Competition Office after that date will be disqualified.

4. Categories: Children’s choirs (SSA), women choirs (SSAA), male choirs (TTBB) and mixed choirs (SATB). The composition may be either an a cappella or an accompanied (max. 5 musicians) piece. The instruments that may be employed are those of a symphony orchestra, big band, rock band and the computer.

5. The composition must be previously unperformed and unpublished, and its duration is to be between 4 and 8 minutes. The text of the composition may be sacred or secular and in any language. If the text is not in the public domain, and the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the text, it is the responsibility of the composer to obtain permission from the copyright holder before the application deadline.
Web Site:vocalespoo.fi/event/internatio...

 St Mary-at-Hill Carol Competition
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: In conjunction with the Surbiton High School Poetry Competition, composers are invited to set Juliet Hill’s winning poem The Promised Child to music. The new carol will be premiered at our Carol Service by Candlelight on Thursday 14th December at 6.00pm

Composition Competition Terms and Conditions
1. Entries can be scored for any combination from SATB to SSAATTBB choir, with or without organ accompaniment and with or without a flute part. NB: The St Mary-at-Hill Choir is a highly skilled professional vocal ensemble.
2. A PDF of the composition should be sent to Robert Mingay-Smith (Director of Music) at dom@stmary-at-hill.org or a hard copy can be posted to St Mary-at-Hill Church, 8 St Mary at Hill, Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE.
3. An entry fee of £10 (or equivalent) must be paid when submitting the composition. Please make cheques payable to St Mary at Hill Church. This fee can also be transferred via BACS using the following link: https://www.cafonline.org/charityprofile/St-Mary-at-Hill- PCC/CCRegNo1161347
4. Entries should last between 2 and 6 minutes.
5. The poem should be used in its entirety. Use of additional text and/or instruments, other than the
organ, will result in disqualification.
6. Entrants may submit only one composition.
7. The composers name must appear on the composition.
8. Personal details provided on the application form will be kept only for as long as necessary, and will be
processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
9. All entrants will be notified by email of the outcome by 7th December 2017. It is not possible to
return scores.
10. Entries must be new and original compositions, composed since October 2017, containing no other
copyright material; they must not have been performed or recorded.
11. The copyright of the composition will remain with the entrant, but the winning entry must grant St
Mary-at-Hill Church the right to produce copies for performances by the Church Choir.
12. The prize of £500 will be paid to the winning entry after the first performance. It is not possible to
reimburse entrants for any expenses incurred in connection with the competition.
13. Winning entries must agree to their name being made publicly available.
14. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence regarding the result will be entered into.
15. The competition administration team reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if
deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control. Entry fees will not be
refunded if the competition is cancelled.
16. Any questions about this competition should be addressed to the Director of Music, Robert Mingay-
Smith, dom@stmary-at-hill.org
17. The competition is not open to members of the administration team behind the competition.
18. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
Web Site:www.stmary-at-hill.org

 NLCC announces its 2nd Schools Composition Competition
Summary:Children's Choir Competition
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Since its foundation in 1991, the New London Children’s Choir has been at the forefront of commissioning new music for children to sing. Amongst the many composers who have written specially for NLCC are Tansy Davies, Gary Carpenter, Simon Bainbridge, Diana Burrell and Sir Karl Jenkins.

It is therefore with great pleasure that NLCC announces for a 2nd year its Composition Competition for Young Composers - students in School Years 11, 12 & 13.

The winning entry will be performed by the Senior Choir at a public concert on Saturday, 17th March 2018, at St. James’s Church, Piccadilly - a church noted for its many concert performances in the heart of London’s West End.

The £500 prize will go to your school’s music department.

The judges will be Mark-Anthony Turnage, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and NLCC’s Musical Director Ronald Corp, all three of whom are composers of renown.

Please download the pack for more information and an application form or email:
nlccmembership@gmail.com

Closing Date: Monday, 4th December, 2017

Web Site:www.newlondonchildrenschoir.or...

 Heriot-Watt University Composer Competition
Summary:Choir Call
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: An invitation to write an ensemble piece open to all un-published composers in SCOTLAND. No age limit.

The piece is to be written for the group, ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, based at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. The INME has a policy of commissioning composers to write for a flexible ensemble. We have premiered over 50 new works in the last 19 years.

The composition starting point [inspiration] shall be the Celtic plainchant composed and sung on Inchcolm, an Island in the river Forth near Edinburgh where hundreds of years ago, Augustinian monks lived and worshiped in the Abbey.

The composition should have a duration of around ten minutes, and be written for voices and any combination of orchestral instruments [not keyboard]. Pieces must be written with flexibility of voicing and/or instrumentation in mind as the group that will perform the piece could be formed of any combination of voices and instruments.

The voice parts may be:

Four part: SATB

Three part: SAB

Two part: Mezzo sop and Baritone or ST singing in unison and AB singing in unison.

The instrumental parts must be written as part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Parts one and two written in the treble clef for instruments such as flute, violin and oboe. Part three in the treble or alto clef for instruments such as viola, clarinet or horn. Parts four and five written in the bass clef for instruments such as bassoon, cello or double bass.

Please take into consideration that the standard of the ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, although amateur, is high.

1st Prize £500

Deadline for submissions: 1st February 2018.

For further information and sample plainchant music, please contact:

Steve King

Director of Music at Heriot Watt University

e-mail: s.king@hw.ac.uk
Email:s.king@hw.ac.uk

 Oxford Harmonic Choir
Summary:Choral/orchestral commission
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Date Posted: 17 August 2017
Details: We are holding a competition to select a composer to write a brand new work for choir and orchestra, for first performance by the choir in 2019. The piece will be 15-20 minutes long with orchestral accompaniment and be based on a text to be selected by the composer from five chosen by the choir.

The competition is open to all UK and foreign nationals resident in the UK and there is no age limit. The prize will be awarded on the basis of entrants’ previous compositions and their vision for the new work.

CLOSING DATE
The closing date for entrants to send previous compositions and their vision for the new work is 30 November 2017. The winner will be announced in February 2018 and then compose the new work during that year.

HOW TO ENTER
To download full details including how to enter the competition, click here:
Web Site:oxfordharmonicchoir.org/compet...

 Los Angeles Master Chorale
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: The Los Angeles Master Chorale is pleased to sponsor its third Young Composers Competition and seeks a new work to be premiered at its annual High School Choir Festival on May 18, 2018, performed by 16 members of the Master Chorale.

The Los Angeles Master Chorale High School Choir Festival, now in its 29th year, is the culmination of a year-long education program in which 900 high school students come together to sing as a massive choir under the direction of Artistic Director Grant Gershon at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. For more information about the HSCF please visit this page.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2018 Deadline TBD

For full details:
Web Site:lamasterchorale.org/young-comp...

 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR CHORAL MUSIC
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Details: THIRD INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
FOR CHORAL COMPOSITION
NOTIFICATION AND REGULATIONS
1. The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) announces the ‘Third International Competition for Choral Composition’, the chief aim of which is to promote 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 youth choirs. The text of the composition, sacred or secular, in any language, written for the occasion or pre-existing 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 50 USD entry fee payable at the time of submission for each entry.
5. Only one work per composer may be submitted. Scores must be sent electronically either in PDF format made from Sibelius or Finale files or in a similar program. A midi file may also be included with any submission. Tapes or CDs may not be submitted. The composer’s name must not appear anywhere on any score. The IFCM Competition Office 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 file) 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, has never previously been performed, and has never been awarded a prize in any previous contest. Entries must arrive by the entry form no later than 1st December 2017. 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) youth choir possessing the appropriate voicing requirements. The winning work must demonstrate excellence of compositional craft, imagination, ‘sing-ability’ (given reasonable rehearsal time), idiomatic effectiveness and, most importantly a fresh approach to choral writing.
8. The winning works will receive the following:
First Prize: 5,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Second Prize: 2,500 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Third Prize: 1,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
The composers of the three winning works will be invited to Shanghai for the IFCM Choral Expo 2018, where their pieces will be premiered by appointed participating choirs. IFCM will take care of travel and lodging expenses of the invited composers. In consultation with the composers, the three winners will be featured in the ‘Composers’ Corner’ column of the International Choral Bulletin where an interview with the composers and some excerpts of the winning scores may be published in print and on-line.
9. The copyright to the winning works will always remain with the composers and librettists.
10. Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andrea Angelini, Artistic Director of the Competition (aangelini@ifcm.net)
Web Site:ifcm.net/composition-competiti...

 The John Sanders Memorial Competition for Young Composers
Summary:Liturgical Choral Competition
Deadline: 23 March 2018
Date Posted: 19 July 2017
Details: In order to encourage the composition of music suitable for the liturgy, The Sanders Society will develop a biennial competition for young composers under the age of 30 years. The winning composition, a choral work of up to 6 minutes in length for SATB choir suitable for performance within a cathedral setting, will – if of sufficiently high quality – receive a first performance at a Choral Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral during the summer of 2018.

In addition the winning composer will receive an award of £1000.
The next composition competition for young composers will be judged in April 2018:

• Closing date: 23rd March 2018
• Judging: April 2018
• The winning composer will be notified by email, (confirmed by letter) and details of the winning composition will be announced on 15th June 2018 on this website
• First performance of the composition: Choral Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral: Summer 2018
• Judges:
o Dr. Christopher Robinson
o Bob Chilcott
o Adrian Partington
o Tim Rogers (Encore Publications)
Full rules of the composition competition for young composers and an entry form may be downloaded below:
• Competition Rules
• Entry Form

Entry forms for UK entries can be obtained by post, enclosing a stamped (93p) C5 envelope, from:
The Sanders Society,
144 Tuffley Avenue,
Gloucester
GL1 5NS
Overseas applicants please contact info@sanderssociety.org.uk.


Web Site:www.sanderssociety.org.uk/Comp...

 Call for Submissions: Chor Leoni’s Canadian Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for Canadian Composers
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 07 June 2017
Details: (Vancouver, BC) Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and Artistic Director Erick Lichte are pleased to announce the second annual Canadian Choral Composition Competition (C/4). Three finalist compositions will be selected by the choir’s Artistic Director, and an independent panel of judges will determine their rankings (first prize $2000, second prize $1000, third prize $500).

In addition to the financial prizes, the composers of the three works will be brought to Vancouver in February 2018, where they will stay in the luxurious Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre for three nights. They will collaborate in a rehearsal with Chor Leoni, attend the premiere, participate in a dialogue with the audience at C/4 on Friday, February 23rd at the Orpheum Annex (8pm), and also receive a recording. This competition is generously sponsored by James and Leslie Carter.

Prizes
• $2000 first prize | $1000 second prize | $500 third prize;
• travel to and accommodation in Vancouver from Wednesday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 23, 2018;
• attendance of a workshop/rehearsal with Chor Leoni on their works on Wednesday, February 21st;
• attendance of the premiere at C/4 on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Orpheum Annex;
• participation in an in-concert conversation with Erick Lichte from the stage at C/4 on Friday, February 23, 2018;
• a professional recording of Chor Leoni singing the work.

Requirements
• The composer must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or landed immigrant.
• The work must be for up to 4-part male choir, TTBB voicing; occasional divisi is allowed.
• The work may be a cappella or include piano accompaniment.
• Target length of work should be 3 – 6 minutes.
• Preference will be given to new works but previously performed compositions may be accepted.
• The composer must secure rights to any non-public domain texts, and verification of secured rights for use of texts must be included with submission;
• Scores must be submitted in computer engraved format as a PDF file;
• Submissions must include an mp3 of the score’s midi file.
• Preference will be given to works newly composed for this competition.

Deadline for submissions: Scores must be received by 6pm PST December 15, 2017.

Send scores for consideration to Erick Lichte, Artistic Director of Chor Leoni, at c4@chorleoni.org. Finalists will be notified the week of Jan 15, 2018.

Questions? c4@chorleoni.org

Web Site:www.choralcanada.org/call-for-...