Since 1998, ACF has partnered with Minneapolis-based VocalEssence
on the annual Welcome Christmas Carol Contest. Each year the contest seeks new carols for chorus with a variety of instrumental accompaniments. This year’s call is for carols scored for mixed chorus and viola.
Two composers are selected annually as the winners of the competition. They receive a $1000 prize and their carols are premiered at the VocalEssence Welcome Christmas concerts in December. These concerts have been recorded for regional broadcast on the network stations of Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), and distributed nationally by American Public Media.
The application deadline for this year’s competition is August 21, 2009 (postmark). Eligibility: Composers of all ages whose permanent residence is North America.
Complete competition guidelines, program description and the application form are available at http://www.composersforum.org/
For more information about this program contact Craig Carnahan.