2018 Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize

This competition is hosted by the Organization of American Kodály Educators.

MISSION: Aspiring non-professional composers who are strongly interested in writing for school-age choirs are invited to enter this competition. Compositions will be judged as to their appropriateness for Kodály-trained choirs.

PRIZE: The winning composer will be commissioned to write a new piece for the OAKE National Children’s Choir (approximately 150 singers in grades 4 - 5 with treble voices). The piece will be premiered at the 2018 OAKE National Conference in Oklahoma City, OK with the composer being recognized during the National Conference Choirs Concert at the Civic Center Music Hall, Saturday, March 24th, 2017. In addition, the winning composer will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and a complimentary DVD/CD of the performance after the conference.

APPLICATION: Composers are asked to submit a portfolio that includes two to three representative samples of their work. This portfolio can include both published works and manuscripts. (Please keep in mind that the composition premiere will be sung by a children’s choir [grades 4-5] so any works that show your skills in writing for a similar choir set-up would be most helpful to the selection panel). There is a $5.00, non-refundable fee for entering the competition. This fee is waived for active, OAKE members.

20 Jun 2017
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