2023 Emerging Composers Competition

ELIGIBILITY:

There are no restrictions on age or nationality. A CV is used to determine whether the composer could be characterized as “emerging.”

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTED COMPOSITIONS:

  • Mixed choir (SATB, divisi possible)
  • Unaccompanied, with keyboard accompaniment, or with instrumental accompaniment of not more than three individual instruments
  • Three to five minutes duration
  • Preference will be given to unpublished works that have not received premieres outside of informal academic settings
  • Rights to text must be cleared and evidence of copyright holder’s permission must be shown
  • Secular or sacred text
  • Level of difficulty suitable for a college choir or community choir

PRIZES:

  • $1500 plus travel expenses to New Haven for attendance at premiere performance by the Yale Glee Club during its 2023-24 concert season
  • Possible future publication in Yale Glee Club New Classics Choral Series
  • The winner will be announced in May, 2023. All entrants will be notified by e-mail. The winner will also be announced on the Yale Glee Club web site (www.yalegleeclub.org) at this time.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Online submissions of one PDF copy of the composition and a brief resume outlining prior musical experience and education received no later than April 1, 2023 are preferred. Only one composition per entrant may be submitted. Please send submissions to [email protected]

    OR

  • Five (5) copies of the submitted score and a brief resume outlining prior musical experience and education must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2023. Only one composition per entrant may be submitted.
  • Names must not appear on the score
  • The winning score will be reproduced solely for performance by the Yale Glee Club. Copies will be destroyed in the event of future publication.
  • The Yale Glee Club will have a non-exclusive, world-wide perpetual license to perform the winning score. The Yale Glee Club shall have the right to record the inaugural performance for archival and other purposes, including distribution and sale of such recording. The composer retains the right to review the recording.
  • No scores will be returned.

If electronic submissions are not possible please use the following address(es)

U.S. Mail address:
Jeffrey Douma, Director
Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition
PO Box 201929
New Haven, CT 06520-1929

Fedex address:
Jeffrey Douma, Director
Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition
165 Elm Street, Room 201
New Haven, CT  06511