Composition Contest

Each year, the ACDA-PA Chapter sponsors a composition contest with the winning composition, selected by a committee, will be premiered at an ACDA-PA Conference in 2017. This year’s composition contest is geared toward University/Collegiate Choir.
Composition Requirements
1) Entries must be of 3-5 minutes duration.
2) Entries should be scored for SATB (opt. div) voices. Unaccompanied pieces or accompaniment for piano and up to one obligato instrument (if desired).
3) Entries must be original music (not an arrangement) that has been composed in the last two years.
4) Level of difficulty should be for an established College/University program.
5) Entries must not be commissioned works.

6) Entries must currently be unperformed and unpublished and must not be published prior to the ACDA-PA Conference where it will be premiered.
7) Entries may be sacred or secular and in any language. An English translation must be provided if the text is not in English. If the text is not in the public domain then the composer must enclose a written statement of permission signed by the copyright holder.
8) Entries must be in legible hand-written manuscript or created with a music notation software program. Please submit single-sided copies of all pages (8-1/2” by 11” preferred). Judges reserve the right to exclude scores that are not clearly legible.
9) All submissions are anonymous. Composer’s name or other identifying information must not appear on the manuscript.
10) All submitted materials will remain with ACDA-PA and will not be returned. It is recommended that copies are sent, instead of original manuscripts.