Young Composer Initiative

January 20, 2016 in All Opportunities, choral, Composers by mwhiteside

Young Composer Initiative

In celebration of our 20th season in 2015, TSS launched an annual a cappella choral composition competition to promote the music of young composers.

2016 Choral Competition Submission Guidelines:

Composer must be age 25 or younger at time of submission

Composition must be written for SATB a cappella choir. Works may have a maximum of 8 part divisi (SSAATTBB)

Maximum work length is five minutes

Text may be of any language. Composer must submit a statement confirming that text is from the public domain or that permission has been given from the author

Submit a description of the work that includes a brief performance history (if any) of the work

Submissions accepted through May 2, 2016. Email score, description of the work (300 words or less), statement of text, and short bio (100 words or less), to with subject: 2016 Composition Submission
**In the event that two compositions are considered equally exceptional, preference will be given to a work in which TSS would premiere or give the second performance of the work and/or fits into the 2016 theme SWEET DREAMS.

The composer of the winning submission will receive
a prize of $500
Three concert performances during our July season
A professional recording of the work
The winning composer is welcome to participate in the rehearsal process in person or via electronic communications
The Summer Singers will help promote the winning work and the composer may choose to have a perusal copy of the winning submission posted on our website. The Summer Singers will have a perpetual license to perform and record the winning work for archival and other purposes, including cd distribution and website postings.