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IL-ACDA Choral Composition Contest

Location: Illinois, USA
IL-ACDA Choral Composition Contest -- for treble voices
 
Rules, guidelines and submission form can be found at:   http://www.il-acda.org/Composition.htm

Entry Requirements and Guidelines
Illinois composers with a creative voice and clear compositional ability are invited to
enter a new choral composition contest- with a $1,000 prize. The winning composition
will be premiered at the Illinois – ACDA Summer Re-Treat, summer 2012.
Entry Deadline is April 1, 2012
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1) WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
a) Illinois-resident composers who are aged 18 or older by the entry deadline: April 1, 2012.
b) Anyone who is not an officer of IL-ACDA during the current membership season.

2) WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION CATEGORIES AND PRIZES?
a) A $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winning composer. Only one prize will be awarded.
b) The winning composition will be premiered at the IL-ACDA 2012 Summer Convention/Retreat.
c) Composers may submit as many compositions as they wish. Each composition must be
treated as a separate entry, accompanied by the required entry materials.

3) WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS?
a) Duration: approximately 3-8 minutes.
b) Voicing: Treble Chorus (2, 3, or 4 part, piano accompaniment optional) A limited amount of
solo work is acceptable.
c) Accompaniment options: 1. Unaccompanied/a cappella 2. Piano
d) Text may be secular or sacred and may be in any language. An English translation
must be provided for any text not in English.
e) If the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the lyrics submitted or the
lyrics are not in the public domain, the composer must enclose a written statement of
permission signed by the copyright holder.
f) Composers are at liberty to choose the composition’s style and form.

10) WHAT IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION?
E-mail: lrkmus@sbcglobal.net
or write to: Lee Kesselman, Chair, Illinois-ACDA Composition Contest 149 S. Park Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137