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Freudig Singers 2017 Choral Composition Competition

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Freudig Singers of Western New York, now in its 32nd concert season, is an auditioned chorus dedicated to exploring choral music in its many forms, both traditional and non-traditional, and spreading the joy of the choral art to widely diverse audiences. Freudig combines elements from many periods and genres in innovative and unexpected ways to create interesting and exciting programs for its listeners. The chorus encourages and pursues composition of new choral works, artistic collaboration with other groups, and participation of singers of all ages.
Opportunity:  Freudig Singers of Western New York seeks original, unpublished works for mixed chorus.  One cash prize, honorable mentions, performance(s) and possible recording.

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

Award Notification:  July 1, 2017

Eligibility:  No age restrictions.

Awards:  The winner will receive $1000 and have his/her work performed and possibly recorded.

Details:  Works should be scored SAB or SATB (little or no divisi) with piano or organ accompaniment, or a cappella.  Any work with a copyright-protected text must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the publisher, poet or author.  The jury reserves the right to change the number of award winners depending on the quality of the music submitted.  The winner retains all rights to his/her work.  By submitting your score you authorize Freudig Singers to make copies of your music for rehearsal and performance purposes, and to perform and record your work.
Submissions:  Send COPIES ONLY of music.  Do not send originals, as no materials will be returned.
 One hard copy with the composer’s name and identifying information removed.
  • A letter containing contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address).
  • The performance history and the composer’s program notes for each work submitted.
  • A brief composer biography.
  • CD or Mp3 recordings of the music, if available. MIDI realizations and audio files are acceptable.
Administrative Fee:  U.S. $25 per piece submitted.  Remittances must be in U.S. currency.  Pay through PayPal, money order, or certified check drawn on a U.S. bank.  Make checks payable to Freudig Singers of Western New York.  To make payment by PayPal, please visit Freudig Singers 2017 Choral Composition Competition.
Send materials, postmarked by June 1, 2017, to:
            Freudig Singers of WNY
            c/o 150 Jewett Parkway
            Buffalo, NY  14214
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