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Lutheran Youth Choir of North America 2011 International Choral Composition Contest

Location: Illinois, USA
The Lutheran Youth Choir of North America, formed in 2005 by Founding Conductor Philip Spencer, invites all composers who wish to contribute to the genre of excellent sacred music suitable for high school age singers to enter its 2011 International Choral Composition Contest.  Ronald Nelson of Minneapolis, Minnesota was the winner of the inaugural 2010 contest.  Composers age 18 or older living in any country are eligible to submit one or more compositions.  In addition to a $500 cash prize, the winning composition will be performed by the Lutheran Youth Choir of North America at its 2012 Festival of Global Vocal Music in Chicago, Illinois.  Mr. Nelson's winning composition, "Why Not the Earth?" will be sung this August at the choir's new 2011 Festival of American Vocal Music for American and German youth at Mansfeld Castle in Wittenberg, Germany.  Entry deadline is October 1, 2011.  For complete contest entry requirements and information about the 2011 and 2012 festivals, go the the Lutheran Youth Choir's website,