The Cambridge Chamber Singers 16th Annual International Composition Competition

May 24, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

16th Annual International Composition Competition
Composition Competition

The Cambridge Chamber Singers announces its 16th ANNUAL CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION. We are accepting entries through October 1, 2015, to be performed in June, 2016.

Deadline: E-mailed or dropboxed by October 1, 2015.
Prize: $700 and two performances;

There is no entry fee.
Submission criteria:

Original composition for a cappella, 4-6 part mixed choir, occasional divisi is acceptable;
Three to six minutes long;
Not previously performed in Massachusetts;
Anonymous submission:
Remove all names and identifying marks;
Provide a document, pdf or Word, containing your name, address, email and phone number;
Submit a legible score. In addition, recordings or synthesized versions are encouraged but are not required.
A maximum of two different scores may be submitted by each composer.
If the text is not public domain, include written permission to use it.
You must submit electronically, to the e-mail below, with a pdf attachment. Sibelius, Finale and other formats will not be accepted. Attachments larger than 5MB are blocked, so use a dropbox, such as SendStuffNow, for larger audio files.
The winning composition is to be performed in June of 2016 at the Cambridge Chamber Singers concerts in the Boston area. CCS encourages the composer’s attendance.

The Cambridge Chamber Singers reserves the right to not award a prize.

The winning composer must provide a final performance score by January 10, 2016. CCS will make 40 copies for the chorus.

There are no restrictions according to age or residency. The text may be in any language. A composer may submit no more than two pieces.

Send all electronic submissions to

Send all paper submissions to:
Cambridge Chamber Singers, Inc.
P.O. Box 600527
Newtonville, MA 02460

No materials will be returned.

For further information, email or call Martha Holmes at 617-965-7573.

Past winners:

2012 Nick Omiccioli, Kansas City, MO – A Song of Joys
2011 Gregory Zavracky, Jamaica Plain, MA – Sighs are my Food
2010 Giselle Wyers, Lake Forest Park, WA- Love and Wine (commission)
2009 Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, Phoenix, AZ – One Day When It’s Winter
2008 Stephen Feigenbaum, New Haven, CT – Clair de lune
2007 Joshua Shank, Austin, TX – A Grass-Green Pillow
2006 Abbie Betinis, Saint Paul, MN – Carmina Mei Cordis (Songs of my heart)
2005 David Schneider, Bloomington, IN, USA – O Colonia
2004 Sydney Guillaume, Miami, FL, USA – Kalinda
2003 Paul Carey, Oak Park, IL, USA – Esta Tarde
2002 Giselle Wyers, Boise, ID, USA – Ave Maria
2001 Ulrike Emanuelsson, Lund, Sweden – Rosten ur morkret sjunger
2000 Julian Wachner, Boston, MA, USA – there is a moon sole
1999 Jason Bahr, Urbana, IL, USA – Psaume 1
1998 Forrest Pierce, Urbana, IL, USA – Song of Songs
1997 Tsippi Fleischer, Tel Aviv, Israel – No Hand has Touched You