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Pacific Chorale 2011-12 Young Composers Competition

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed

Pacific Chorale invites American composers under the age of 35 to submit unperformed choral works for consideration in our bi-annual Young Composers Competition. Submissions should be 3-5 minutes in length, for mixed voices, divisi up to SSAATTBB, a cappella or with accompaniment for piano and/or trumpet, on text(s) by American poets.

The winner will receive:
• A $1,500 honorarium
• A public performance of the winning composition by Pacific Chorale's 24-voice John Alexander Singers 
conducted by Artistic Director John Alexander
• A recording of the public performance (will also receive consideration for a professional recording and commercial release)
• Domestic airfare to Southern California and accommodations during the week of March 5, 2012

To be considered for the competition, all submissions must be postmarked by September 30, 2011. Only choral works will be considered. $25 entry fee.

The winning composition will be premiered during the John Alexander Singers' American Voices concert on March 11, 2012.

Further details and a downloadable entry form may be found at
or by contacting Katherine Yang at