Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Competition
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
NDSU Music honors the legacy and traditions of noted choral composer and long-time NDSU choral conductor Edwin Fissinger with its annual choral composition competition.
The Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners.
Score submission: must be received by June 1, 2017
Announcement of winners: September 1, 2017
Premiere of winning composition: October 2017
Application fee: $25 per composition
Pay online at NDSU Marketplace
Or mail check (payable to North Dakota State University) to:
Dr. Jo Ann Miller, NDSU Challey School of Music, Dept 2334, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Must be postmarked by June 1, 2017
Entries should be: for mixed choir (SATB), divisi is acceptable,
unaccompanied, or with keyboard accompaniment, obbligato instruments ok,
three to eight minutes in duration original, not previously performed publicly, and unpublished (by an established commercial firm) works only.
The text may be sacred or secular, either in the public domain or copyrighted, as long as a letter of permission from the copyright owner is included with the submission and is suitable for an accomplished high school or university choir.
Open to all composers, except for current NDSU faculty, staff, and students.
Prior winners may re-enter only after five years.
NDSU reserves the right to not award prizes in any given year.
The composer of the first prize work must be present at the premiere performance in October, 8 2017.
NDSU will reimburse actual travel, lodging and food expenses up to a maximum of $750.
Winners will be announced at www.ndsu.edu/music/fissinger/index by September 1, 2017.
The first prize winner’s piece, with the approval of the composer, will have their composition considered for publication in Pavane Publishing for placement in the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series. The second prize piece will be considered for publication.
Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities, NDSU
Michael Weber, Associate Director of Choral Activities, NDSU
Charlette Moe, Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Music Education, NDSU
Allan Petker, Pavane Publishing
Include name, address, phone number(s), and email address when making payment via NDSU Marketplace or if paying by check, in a sealed envelope accompanying the score.
Send by PDF file to Jo.Miller@ndsu.edu
Submitted scores must be in Finale or Sibelius.
A midi file is strongly recommended
All scores selected for performance will be reproduced by NDSU
Submissions must be submitted via email by 11:59 PM on June 1, 2017 or postmarked by June 1, 2017.
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