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Meistersingers 4th Annual Choral Composition Competition

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
4th Annual Choral Composition Competition
 
    Postmark Deadline: March 1, 2010
    Prize:
  • $1,000.00 and at least two performances by Meistersingers
  • Archival recording for winner's use toward publishing
  • Possible commercial recording by Meistersingers
    There is a $25.00 entry fee
    Submission Guidelines:
  • Complete Competition Submission Form (can be downloaded from www.meistersingers.org)
  • Original Composition for 4-8 part a cappella choir (further divisi possible/range is not an issue)
  • No Text Restrictions (include translation if not in English)
  • 4-8 minutes long
  • Must be a world premiere performance (rehearsal read-throughs are acceptable)
  • No restriction on nationality
  • Anonymous Submission
    • Remove all names (except poet, if necessary) and identifying marks;
    • Provide a sealed envelope containing your name, address, email, the title and performance history of the piece (if applicable), and phone number.
  • Submit a legible, photo-copy ready, score with piano reduction for rehearsal purposes
    • including a recording (MIDI, piano, etc.) is strongly encouraged but not required.
  • If text is not in public domain, composer is responsible for including written permission to use it
    Selection Process:
  • The Music Director/Conductor shall review all scores received.
  • A Selection Committee, consisting of members chosen by the Music Director/Conductor and Board, shall review many of the scores received
  • The decision of the Music Director/Conductor and Selection Committee will be final.
    Winning Composer will be notified by March 15, 2010
    Other Items of Interest:
  • The winning composition is scheduled to be performed in June of 2010 in the Southern California area. Meistersingers encourages the composer's attendance and cooperation in media publicity and press coverage.
  • The winning composer must provide a final performance score by April 1st, 2010.
  • Meistersingers shall make 32 copies for the chorus, director, and rehearsal accompanist.
  • There are no restrictions according to race, sex, or age.
  • Text may be in any language, however, see "Selection" Addendum above.
  • If materials are desired to be returned, please enclose a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope.
  • A composer may submit more than one piece.
  • Meistersingers reserves the right not to select a winning composition and/or award a prize.
  • Textual choices of a "profound, serious, or otherwise meaningful nature" are preferred.
  • A brief description of Meistersingers, including Mission Statement and type of literature performed, can be found on their website: www.meistersingers.org
Send all Submissions to:
Meistersingers, Inc.
2010 Choral Composition Competition
8941 Atlanta Avenue #187
Huntington Beach, CA 92646