Polyphonos Choral Competition
|Polyphonos Choral Competition|
|Deadline:||15 May 2013|
|Date Posted:||18 February 2013|
The Esoterics announces its international call for a cappella choral scores
for its annual competition for choral composition, POLYPHONOS,
from the Greek πολυφωνος, “having many voices” or “manifold in expression.”
The purpose of The Esoterics’ POLYPHONOS competition is to encourage today’s choral composers to broaden the scope of the a cappella repertory, by setting texts from beyond the Western classical canon.
Each winning composer will receive a commission from The Esoterics to compose a new choral work that will be premiered by the ensemble in 2014. In addition to this commission, each winner will receive $1000) US, along with airfare and lodging so that they can attend the Seattle premiere of their commissioned work. There will be up to three POLYPHONOS awards:
National composer (for choral composers who are US citizens)
International composer (for choral composers who are not US citizens)
Young composer (for choral composers under age 30 as of 31 December 2013)
The application package consists of a completed application form, a portfolio
of three completed choral compositions, a composer biography, and the $25 application fee.
Entry form, portfolio requirements and complete rules
can be found at www.TheEsoterics.org/POLYPHONOS
All POLYPHONOS applications must be complete and postmarked by 15 May 2013
The winners of The Esoterics’ POLYPHONOS will be announced on 1 July 2013
Questions? Please email polyphonos@TheEsoterics.org.