In celebration of its 30th anniversary, The Festival Singers of Atlanta is hosting a composition competition for a choral piece, SATB a cappella or accompanied by keyboard.
The grand prize is $500, and $100 will go to two pieces granted honorable mention. Also, the Festival Singers of Atlanta will premiere the winning works at its 2012 spring concert.
A panel of three prominent musicians in the Atlanta area will judge the entries. Composers of all ages whose permanent residence is in North America are invited to submit work, with a duration of 3 to 5 minutes and which has not been performed previously. Text can be secular or sacred, medieval to present, appropriate for a concert setting. The entry fee is $10, payable to The Festival Singers of Atlanta.
The submission deadline is Friday, November 30, 2011. Faxes will not be accepted. Please mail submissions to: Festival Singers of Atlanta Composition Competition, 4531 Oswood Court, Tucker, Ga. 30084. Composers will be notified by early February 2012.