Choral Composition Competition

    The Choral Project's 5th Annual Choral Composition Contest 2014-15

    San José Choral Productions (SJCP) is pleased to bring back its annual choral composition contest. High school students (grades 9-12) and undergraduate college students are eligible to submit their works for consideration. First place prize is $1,000, a live performance of the work in June (Earthsongs concert), a recording of the live performance, and possible publication with Santa Barbara Music Publishing.

    Postmark deadline: January 1, 2015
    Notification of winners: January 31, 2015

    Choral Composition Contest requirements and application ()

    2008-2009 Winners:

    • First Place: "Song for the River," Collin Martin, Coto de Caza, CA
    • Second Place: "Aprill," Will Thomas, Rindge, NH
    • Third Place: "October Sky," Corey Smith, Temperance, MI

    2009-2010 Winners:

    • First Place (tie): "Pén Graté," Matteo Giuliani, GB Martini Conservatory, Bologna, Italy; and "Lullaby," Daniel B. Elder, University of Georgia
    • Third Place: "There Will Come Soft Rains," Joseph D. Kelly

    2010-2011 Winners:

    • First Place: "Grant Us Peace," Stephen Feigenbaum, Winchester, MA
    • Third Place (tie): "The Western Shore," Dale Sakamoto, Mission Viejo, CA; and "The Dancer," Nicolas Dahlquist, Lincoln, NE

    2011-2012 Winners:

    • First Place: "Purple and Pearl," Christian T. Martin, Cortland, NY
    • Second Place: "Beneath the Wave," Luke Flynn, Dubuque, IA
    • Third Place: "Come To Me," Matthew Emery, Vancouver, BC


      • Supported, in part, by a grant from
        the City of San José
        A grant from Silicon Valley Creates And a generous contribution from
        First Republic Bank


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