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Freudig Singers Choral Composition Competition 2014

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
The Freudig Singers of Western New York $$$
Application Deadline: 4/30/2014
Seeks unpublished works for mixed chorus. One cash prize, performance(s) and possible recording.
The Freudig Singers of Western New York is an auditioned, professional caliber chamber ensemble dedicated to broadening the musical experience of the people of Western New York by providing quality choral performances. We present the standard choral literature as well as music of contemporary composers. From our inception in 1984 under founder Dr. Kathleen Keenan-Takagi and continuing under the leadership of Roland E. Martin, we have focused on the education and enrichment of our audience and concert partners, offering concerts in a variety of venues around Western New York incorporating area children's choirs, exceptional high school choristers and the area's finest instrumentalists. “Freudig" means “joyful” in German. This year we celebrate 30 years of joyful music-making!
No age restrictions.
The winner will receive $1000 and will have his/her work performed and possibly recorded.  Works should be 2-7 minutes in length, scored SAB or SATB (little or no divisi) with piano or organ accompaniment, or a cappella. Please note that any work with a protected text must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the publisher, poet or author. Also note that the jury reserves the right to make no award and to change the number of award winners depending on the quality of the music submitted. The winner retains all rights to his/her work. 
  • One hard copy with the composer’s name and identifying information removed.
  • Limit: two pieces per composer.
  • A letter including contact information (name, address, phone number, email).
  • Performance history of each work and program notes by the composer.
  • A brief composer biography.
  • CD recordings of music, if available (MIDI realizations are acceptable.)
  • Send copies of music only. Do not send originals as no materials will be returned.
  • Administrative Fee: $20 per piece. (One piece $20. Two pieces $40. Checks only.)
  • Make out checks to: The Freudig Singers of WNY
  • Materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2014.
  • Send materials to: MJ WIMMER & Freudig Singers of WNY, 482 Linwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209 USA
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