The Isabel Menton Composition Competition

Start date:
2nd Mar 2016
End date:
1st Jul 2016
Location:
All campuses

The 2016 competition theme is MERCY

Open division

  • Open to all (including international applicants)
  • Prize money of $4,000
  • Awarded to a choral work of 6 to 10 minutes’ duration
  • Scored for SATB choir with or without accompaniment

Liturgical division

  • Open to Australian citizens or residents of any age
  • Prize money of $2,000
  • Awarded to a choral work of 2 to 4 minutes in duration
  • Scored for SATB choir with or without accompaniment
  • Must be able to function as an anthem in a Catholic liturgical context

Student division

  • Open to any student enrolled in a program at ACU in 2016, including international students
  • Prize money of $1,000
  • Awarded to a choral work of 2 to 4 minutes in duration
  • Scored for SATB choir with or without accompaniment

Level of difficulty

Works submitted must be idiomatic choral compositions that can be sung by apart-singing university-level choir of approximately 20 voices.

Text

The text set should be in English or Latin and be free of copyright restriction.

Deadline and submission

Scores should be de-identified and marked with a code word. The code word should be included in the application form which will include the composer’s name and contact details. Applicants for the student division should include their ACU student number on the application form.

Download the application cover sheet (Word, 172KB)

Applicants should include two bound copies of their works, and all pieces should be typeset (using Finale or Sibelius or equivalent).

The deadline for submission is Friday July 1, 2016.

Scores and application forms should be sent to:

The Isabel Menton Composition Competition
C/O School of Arts Reception
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115
Fitzroy MDC
Victoria 3065

The winning entries in each division will be announced on 12 August 2016.

For queries about the competition, please contact Professor Timothy McKenry at tim.mckenry@acu.edu.au

Conditions of entry (PDF, 13KB)

Add to calendar 02-03-2016 00:00:00 01-07-2016 00:00:00 89 The Isabel Menton Composition Competition The 2016 competition theme is MERCYOpen divisionOpen to all (including international applicants)Prize money of $4,000Awarded to a choral work of 6 to 10 minutes’ durationScored for SATB choir with or without accompanimentLiturgical divisionOpen to Australian citizens or residents of any agePrize money of $2,000Awarded to a choral work of 2 to 4 minutes in durationScored for SATB choir with or without accompanimentMust be able to function as an anthem in a Catholic liturgical contextStudent divisionOpen to any student enrolled in a program at ACU in 2016, including international studentsPrize money of $1,000Awarded to a choral work of 2 to 4 minutes in durationScored for SATB choir with or without accompanimentLevel of difficultyWorks submitted must be idiomatic choral compositions that can be sung by apart-singing university-level choir of approximately 20 voices.TextThe text set should be in English or Latin and be free of copyright restriction.Deadline and submissionScores should be de-identified and marked with a code word. The code word should be included in the application form which will include the composer’s name and contact details. Applicants for the student division should include their ACU student number on the application form.Download the application cover sheet (Word, 172KB)Applicants should include two bound copies of their works, and all pieces should be typeset (using Finale or Sibelius or equivalent).The deadline for submission is Friday July 1, 2016.Scores and application forms should be sent to:The Isabel Menton Composition CompetitionC/O School of Arts ReceptionAustralian Catholic UniversityLocked Bag 4115Fitzroy MDCVictoria 3065The winning entries in each division will be announced on 12 August 2016.For queries about the competition, please contact Professor Timothy McKenry at tim.mckenry@acu.edu.auConditions of entry (PDF, 13KB) All campuses false DD/MM/YYYY