For those who have a knack for composing music and would like to be in a competition taking place right now, then this article is for you. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

You MUST be 30 years or younger, as of December 31, 2017.

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR Young Composer Competition. All entries must be postmarked no later than February 16, 2018

COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS:
a. 2-5 minutes in duration
b. any combination of SATB voicing up to SSAATTBB
c. may be a cappella or with piano accompaniment
d. an cappella piece MUST include a piano reduction
e. as many as 3 entries may be submitted

JUDGING CRITERIA INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
a. voice leading
b. harmonic language
c. piano accompaniment (as appropriate)
d. setting of text
e. general understanding of the choral idiom

ALL COMPOSITIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018! Any composition received with a date after that, will not be allowed to enter the competition.

There are to be 3 copies of your composition WITHOUT your name in the body of the composition. You will also need a cover letter that includes:
1. composer’s name
2. address
3. phone number
4. email address
5. date of birth
6. current occupation

SEND COMPOSITIONS TO:
CHORUS AUSTIN YOUNG COMPOSERS COMPETITION
ATTN: SONJA VANDIVIER & BARBARA MITTANCK
CHORUS AUSTIN
901 W BRAKER LN
AUSTIN, TX 78757

The winner will be notified by April 1, 2018. He or she will have the great pleasure of working with MAESTRO RYAN HELLER and CHORUS AUSTIN CHAMBER SINGERS at a scheduled rehearsal before the performances on May 5th and 6th. Winner will receive $1200 cash prize, two tickets to the performance, and a recording of the composition from the concert.

For further information, send an email to:
youngcomposer@chorusaustin.org
ATTN: Sonja Vandivier