Call for A Cappella Scores

January 13, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

KHORIKOS, one of NYC’s top a cappella choirs, is accepting a cappella score submissions for our 2nd Annual New Music Competition — ORTUS. Please share with your composer friends ~!~


-send us your BEST work! A premiere is welcome but not necessary.
-performance/recording dates will be announced along with the selected compositions on March 1st, 2015
-if selected, your music will receive meaningful aesthetic attention, not just a reading by vocal by elites.
-1 submission per composer. Must be a living composer, otherwise no age limits.
-KHORIKOS is a balanced 34 SATB voices.
-15min max duration, though shorter works are welcome
-submission deadline is February 1st, 2015
-any level of technical difficulty welcome. Simple and beautiful is also welcome. Your imagination is the limit.
-the winning compositions will be performed at our home space: St. Anthonys in SoHo, NYC (2015 date TBD).


I will select 20-30 works from the pool of submissions (depending on the duration or the pieces), and the members of KHORIKOS will select the winning compositions from there. Therefore, sending a midi file or recording of your work is highly recommended. <—this is an unfortunate preference, but not all of the singers have the keyboard skills to give your music fair consideration.

There will be live stream video at the performance of the winning compositions in SoHo, and audience members as well as the live stream viewers will vote in real time for the #1 composition. Last year we had thousands of viewers! The top composer will be awarded a special TBD prize.

Please submit your scores via email to, and include “new music for Khorikos” in the subject.

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