Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, August 25, 2011

25th Annual Amadeus Choir Seasonal Song Writing Competition

Established in 1987 by Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr. Lydia Adams, the competition is open to composers of all ages and levels of experience. In honour of the 25th anniversary, composers are invited to submit songs in celebration of the Winter Solstice in addition to those relating to the traditional Christmas and Chanukah themes.

 “As always, the competition’s goals are to inspire new compositions, to motivate composers to develop their craft and to augment the existing choral seasonal repertoire,” said Lydia Adams, Conductor and Artistic Director, the Amadeus Choir.  “We are proud to be able to provide such a unique platform for composers to share their works with the world.
Entries must consist of original music.  Both amateur and published composers are eligible to participate and compositions may be submitted under any of the following Composer Categories:  Individual Compositions – Child (under 10 years, 10-12 years and 13-14 years), Individual Compositions – Youth (15-17 years and 18-20 years) or Group Compositions (group of two or more individuals and small class or smaller group of children).  Voicing Categories include:  Unison unaccompanied, Unison with accompaniment by organ or piano, Harmony (e.g. SATB, SSA or other combination) unaccompanied and Harmony (e.g. SATB, SSA or other combination) with accompaniment by organ or piano.   

Compositions must be submitted or postmarked by October 7 and winners will be selected by a judging panel of internationally acclaimed choral conductors and composers.  The first place winner in each category will receive a cash prize to be presented by the Amadeus Choir at its December 17 concert, Glorious Sounds of the Season, in Toronto.

For a complete listing of competition rules and regulations, please visit:

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