Second International Composition Competition for Children's Choirs 'Corinfetsa'

Expiration of Opportunity: 
Tue, 2018-07-31
Entry Fee: 
20.00
Currency: 
Euro (EUR)

1. Associazione Emiliano Romagnola Cori (AERCO), in partnership with Fondazione C.G. Andreoli from Unione dei Comuni dell’Area Nord di Modena, announces the Second International Competition for children’s choir composition CORINFESTA with the aim of promoting the creation and the wide distribution of new children’s choir repertoire.
2. Participation is open to musicians from any country and any nationality.
3. The Competition is articulated in two Sections:

Section A: Educational – Pedagogical: Towards Polyphony
a. at least two voices (SA), no divisi;
b. a cappella or with piano accompaniment and eventual small percussions or body percussions;
c. with a maximum duration of 3 minutes;
d. the text of the composition must be secular or sacred, in Italian (even dialectal) or in English or in Latin, Italian translation must be attached; if secular, the text must be suitable for the age of the singers (6-16 years old).

Section B: Artistic: Many Voices, a School of Life
a. three voices (SSA), no divisi;
b. a cappella or with piano accompaniment and eventual small percussions or body percussions;
c. with a maximum duration of 4 minutes;
d. the text of the composition must be secular or sacred, in Italian (even dialectal) or in English or in Latin, Italian translation must be attached; if secular, the text must be suitable for the age of the singers (6-16 years old).

4. A maximum of two works per composer may be submitted (one for each Section or both for only one Section). Entries must arrive by the dedicated online form (https://goo.gl/YjeRuX) no later than the midnight of 31 July 2018.
5. The entry fee is 20 euro for every submitted work.
6. Every work must be submitted in PDF format. The composer’s name should not appear anywhere on the scores. A.E.R.CO. office will receive the entries, which will be sent to the jury members. The composer’s identity will be released from A.E.R.CO. office only after judging has taken place.
Each participant must include a document in DOC or RTF format with:
a. name, surname, address, phone number, e-mail address;
b. curriculum;
c. a statement declaring that the submitted score(s) is/are unpublished and that it/they has/have never been awarded prizes in previous contests;
d. source of the text (if existing);
e. the permission of use and publication for those texts eventually protected by the author, the publisher or whoever owns the rights;
f. suggestion for the performance (if needed).
7. The competition will be judge by a five-member jury consisting of choral conductors and composers. The judges’ decision is final.
8. The evaluation criteria will be:
a. relation between text and music;
b. global artistic impression.
c. performability: compositional attention to vocal and perceptive needs.

9. The following prizes will be assigned:
First place (one for each Section)
- money prize of 500 Euros (five hundred Euros).
- performance by the Choir Aurora (Fondazione C.G. Andreoli) during the ninth edition of CORINFESTA that will take place in Mirandola (MO) in the next May 2019.
- performance as compulsory piece for the special category CORINFESTA at Sixth Choral Competition Città di Riccione, edition 2019 (www.coroallegrenote.it);
- publishing, with the permission by the composers, in the magazine FarCoro;
- medal and diploma.

Second place (one for each Section)
- publishing, with the permission by the composers, in the magazine FarCoro;
- medal and diploma.

Third place (one for each Section)
- publishing, with the permission by the composers, in the magazine FarCoro;
- medal and diploma.

10. The jury reserves the right to report other compositions in addition to the winner. Composers of reported compositions will receive a mention diploma.
11. Participation in the Competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.

Members of the jury: Tullio Visioli (President), Gianni Guicciardi, Michele Napolitano,
Paweł Łukaszewski, Vytautas Miskinis

Artistic direction: Andrea Angelini, Luca Buzzavi, Gianni Guicciardi

For further information: ufficio@aerco.emr.it - tel. +39 051 0067024 - www.aerco.it

Published date: 
3 May 2018