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Composition Contests

2016 Mary Bussman Emerging Female Composer Choral Composition Competition

Application Deadline: Online submission by November 1, 2016.

Twin Cities Women's Choir (TCWC) seeks original, unperformed compositions from emerging female composers for SSAA choir — either a cappella or with piano accompaniment — that will help us to celebrate our 20th anniversary season. This special season will include two concerts, one in February which looks back over our 20 year history to reflect on our growth, and one in May that will look 20 years into the future to highlight our dreams and visions. The Mary Bussman Emerging Composer contest winner will have her piece included in the May performances, which are primarily focusing on the theme of envisioning the future. However, we recognize that honoring the past and living in the present are part of creating the future, so themes connecting all points of this continuum would be appropriate. The composer of the winning piece will receive a cash prize of $1000, an archival recording of the premiere performance in May, 2017, in Minneapolis, MN, and may be featured on a future commercial recording by TCWC.


The Twin Cities Women's Choir is pleased to announce a choral competition for an emerging female composer in continuation of our mission to affirm the voices of women. Emerging female composers are eligible and encouraged to submit their works for consideration. Emerging is defined as someone who is not well known as a choral composer on the national level. To find out more information about the Twin Cities Women's Choir, visit www.twincitieswomenschoir.org

>> Online submission deadline: November 1, 2016 <<

Prize: $1000; live premiere with 2 performances of the work in May 2017, in Minneapolis, MN; archival recording; and may be featured on a TCWC commercial recording. .

Submission Criteria

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GALA Choruses Festival

Will be held in Denver on July 2-6, 2016.