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Emerging Composers Choral Competition - Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble

Location: New York, USA
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble is pleased to announce its inaugural Emerging Composers Competition, designed to foster the creation and performance of
new a cappella works for mixed chorus.

Submission Guidelines
Works must be:
Scored for SATB, a cappella (some divisi acceptable)
Approximately 3-5 minutes in length
Sacred text, any language (provide translations for languages other than English)
Unpublished and unperformed
Submission of midi realizations is encouraged, but not required.

Works will be premiered in March 2013 as part of a program entitled “Mourning and Evening,” featuring Victoria’s Requiem, a 6 and Brahms’s Drei Gesänge, Op. 42. Some preference may be given to compositions that relate to this theme.

Composers should be in the early stages of their professional careers, without substantial publishing credit, national awards or commissions. There is no age limit.

Panel of Judges
James John, Artistic Director, Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble
Paul Moravec, Composition Faculty, Adelphi University
David Schober, Composition Faculty, Queens College-CUNY

Application Deadline: November 1st, 2012.

For more information (including application form and address) go to