ALS Choral Composition Competition 2015

January 19, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

CENTENARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

The aim of the competition is the promotion and creation of a new and global choral repertoire for children’s choirs, with possibility of stage acting performances.

Special preference will be given to compositions in praise of Love, Life and Peace on the Planet

Prizes foreseen for the winners are:
First prize – 2000 USD and Worldwide performance of the composition
Second prize – 1000 USD and Worldwide performance of the composition
The composition placed third will be performed during the choir’s tours

The Armenian Little Singers International Association is organizing the third international competition of choral compositions (ACCC) dedicated to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide. The conditions for participating in the competition are:

Participation is open to composers from any country, aged over twenty.
Preferred languages are Latin, English and Armenian.
The score lyrics should be in their original language (not translated).
The piece should be composed for the “Little Singers of Armenia” children’s choir – either for three (S, S, A) or for four voices (S, S, A, A) with or without piano and/or percussion accompaniment.
Duration of the work should not exceed twelve minutes.
Submission of the PDF version of the score is accepted only by email sent to this e-mail address which should be submitted by 1st of May, 2015. Each score should contain a statement written by the composer, declaring that the submitted score is unpublished, has not been previously performed and is written for the purposes of this competition.
Personal information should be indicated in the application ONLY, and NOT on the scores.
The scores should be anonymous. Only the title of the composition should be mentioned on the score, as well as a nine digit code. The nine digit code is created by the composer and should be included on the score and the application.
The application form below should be completed and the entry fee of 30 USD is payable in advance. The scores will be sent to the jury members only after the fee is received. Please attach the transfer note with the score.
The judgment will be made in two steps:
International experts will grade the scores. The title of the three highest scored compositions will be announced on the 1st of May, 2015 The Little Singers of Armenia choir will perform the three compositions on the concert in Yerevan and two winners will be chosen. The winners will be announced on the 15th of November , 2015
First prize – 2000 USD and Worldwide performance of the composition. Second prize -1000 USD and Worldwide performance of the composition.
The composition placed third will be performed during the choir’s concerts.
Each person may submit only one composition.
Jury’s decision will be final.
The scores sent to the competition will not be returned.
Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of the above terms.

The final concert of the competition will be part of the “100 Concerts” organized worldwide, on the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

The basic requirements for the participants and the composition are:
Participation is open to composers from any country, aged over twenty.
Preferred languages are Latin, English and Armenian.
The compositions should be written for the “Little Singers of Armenia” children’s choir – either for (SSA) or (SSAA) voices and percussion with or without piano accompaniment.
Duration should be no longer than ten minutes. Arrangements are not acceptable.
The compositions should be submitted by 1st of May, 2015.

The Jury will consist of internationally renowned conductors and composers.

For additional information please contact our website http://www.alsccc.am/ .or write to alsccc@hotmail.com .