The Hong Kong Children’s Choir 50th Anniversary Children’s Choral Composition Selections

The Hong Kong Children’s Choir will be celebrating her 50th Anniversary in 2019. As part of the celebrations, the HKCC is inviting composers from all over the world to take part in the HKCC Anniversary Choral Composition Selections. It aims to promote fine choral works suitable for treble voices.

The 20-30 selected choral works will receive cash prizes and have their works published in “The Hong Kong Children’s Choir 50th Anniversary Song Book”. Some of the works might be selected to be performed by the choir in local and overseas concerts.

This is a superb opportunity for both professional and amateur composers to have their works performed by the largest and one of the most prominent Children’s Choirs in the world.

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Rules and Regulation
1. Participation is open to composers of all nationalities and ages
2. Requirements for entry
a. Submitted work(s) must be original, unpublished
b. The children’s choral composition selections are divided into 2 categories
i.HKCC’s Intermediate Level (For ages 8-11): Mainly for 2-part (SA) children’s choral works (occasional divisi), or simple 3-part (SSA)
ii.HKCC’s Senior Level (For ages 10-16): 3-part (SSA) to 4-part (SSAA) or more
c. Instruments: The work can be written with piano accompaniment or a cappella or with optional instrumental accompaniment
d. Text: Text should be in the public domain, or obtained permission from the author or copyright holder
e. Format: PDF format, with page numbers, generated by Sibelius, Finale or other similar computer programs. Midi, mp3 or similar audio files should also be included upon submission. Composers’ name should appear only on the first page of the work. The adjudicators will receive anonymized scores to review.
f. Duration: Maximum 4 minutes for HKCC’s Intermediate Level; Maximum 7 minutes for HKCC’s Senior Level. Duration should be indicated on the first page of the work.
g. Language: Any languages
h. Each composer may submit 3 works maximum in total#. Works cannot be revised after submission.

Selection Criteria
a. Text content, musical style and techniques
b. Relationship between text and music
c. Effectiveness of piece for a children’s choir
d. Efficiency and Effectiveness of Accompaniment
e. Overall Artistic Presentation and Creativity

Prizes and Awards
a. Each selected piece in HKCC’s Intermediate Level will be awarded US$600
b. Each selected piece in HKCC’s Senior Level will be awarded US$1000
c. 10-15 pieces will be selected from each category. Selected work(s) will be published in The Hong Kong Children’s Choir 50th Anniversary Children’s Choral Songbook*.

31 Mar 2018