Student Composer Project

Student Composer Project - Monday, May 7, 2018

The Student Composer Project encourages young people to compose choral music. This annual event has been a great success since its inception in 1990.

Sunday May 6, selected composers will attend the BCAS rehearsal, concert, and round-table post-concert discussion of choral works with Music Director Anthony Blake Clark and Dr. Scott McAllister, Professor of Composition at Baylor University School of Music.

Monday, May 7, the composers will work with Maestro Clark and Dr. McAllister during a read through of their work with the Chamber Chorus, as well as receive a recording of their piece.

2017-18 Guidelines for Submission of Compositions

Composers must commit to traveling to Baltimore at their expense for the Master Class on Monday, May 7, 2018, as well as the concert on Sunday, May 6. Composers must live within 150 mile radius of Baltimore County.

Composers must have been enrolled in high school or college as of December 31, 2017.

Composers whose works have not been chosen previously will be given preference.

The piece must be no longer than five minutes.

The work may be scored for Chorus and Piano or Unaccompanied Chorus (mixed chorus, women’s chorus, or men’s chorus). Works for larger instrumental forces are accepted provided that there is an adequate piano reduction score to be used in the clinic.

All compositions must be newly composed works. Arrangements of pre-existing compositions (i.e. carols, etc.) will not be considered. The text may be sacred or secular, in any language. The composer must secure copyright and permission to use published texts.

Hand-written manuscripts will not be accepted.

Deadlines for Submission: March 21, 2018
Submit Manuscript to:

Mail: Baltimore Choral Arts Society, 1316 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

For questions and further information call Karena Ingram at 410-523-7070 ext 306, or email

21 Mar 2018