The Isabel Menton Composition Competition

March 10, 2016 in All Opportunities, choral, Composers by mwhiteside

The Isabel Menton Composition Competition
You are invited to enter the Isabel Menton Composition Competition for unpublished and previously unperformed choral works. Isabel Menton was a Sister of St Joseph and the Composition Award recognises her contribution to the development of the creative arts in ACU’s predecessor college and, through this work, to Catholic education in Australia.

The 2016 competition theme is MERCY

Open division

Open to all (including international applicants)
Prize money of $4,000
Awarded to a choral work of 6 to 10 minutes’ duration
Scored for SATB choir with or without accompaniment
Liturgical division

Open to Australian citizens or residents of any age
Prize money of $2,000
Awarded to a choral work of 2 to 4 minutes in duration
Scored for SATB choir with or without accompaniment
Must be able to function as an anthem in a Catholic liturgical context
Student division

Open to any student enrolled in a program at ACU in 2016, including international students
Prize money of $1,000
Awarded to a choral work of 2 to 4 minutes in duration
Scored for SATB choir with or without accompaniment
Level of difficulty

Works submitted must be idiomatic choral compositions that can be sung by apart-singing university-level choir of approximately 20 voices.

Text

The text set should be in English or Latin and be free of copyright restriction.

Deadline and submission

Scores should be de-identified and marked with a code word. The code word should be included in the application form which will include the composer’s name and contact details. Applicants for the student division should include their ACU student number on the application form.

Applicants should include two bound copies of their works, and all pieces should be typeset (using Finale or Sibelius or equivalent).

The deadline for submission is Friday July 1, 2016.

Scores and application forms should be sent to:

The Isabel Menton Composition Competition
C/O School of Arts Reception
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115
Fitzroy MDC
Victoria 3065

The winning entries in each division will be announced on 12 August 2016.

For queries about the competition, please contact Professor Timothy McKenry at tim.mckenry@acu.edu.au

https://students.acu.edu.au/student_life/artyu/Student-choirs/isabel_menton_composition_competition