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Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest 2012

Location: Michigan, USA
Composers with a unique creative voice and clear compositional ability are invited to participate in a choral composition contest with two $1000 prizes. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: General Category (ages 18 and over, as of entry deadline) and Emerging Composers Category (ages 18–30, as of entry deadline). Each winning composer will also receive up to $500 to assist with travel expenses to attend the final rehearsal(s) and premiere performance. Winning compositions will be premiered by Vanguard Voices, a 70-voice, mixed adult community choir based in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.A.
 
The duration of the composition should be approximately 4-12 minutes. The composition should be written for mixed chorus SATB; divisi is allowed and a limited amount of solo work is acceptable. Accompaniment options include: none (a cappella) or accompaniment by any combination of the following: piano or organ, brass quintet (2 trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba), percussion (up to two players including tympani).
 
There is an entry fee of $25 for each composition submitted.
 
Entry deadline: April 13, 2012 (for receipt of materials)