Freudig Singers Choral Composition Competition


​The Freudig Singers of Western New York is an auditioned chorus dedicated to exploring choral music and spreading the joy of choral singing. We combine music from all periods and styles to create innovative, unforgettable programs. The goal of this competition is to encourage the composition of new choral works and to help them "be heard."

Opportunity: We seek original, unpublished works for mixed chorus. One cash prize, honorable mentions, performance(s) and possible recording.

Application Deadline: 2019.06.01

Award Notification: 2019.09.01

Eligibility: No age restrictions. (We don't believe in that!)

Awards: The winner will receive $1000 and have his/her work performed and possibly recorded.

~SAB or SATB (little or no divisi) with piano or organ accompaniment, or a cappella.
~Any work with a copyright-protected text must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the ~publisher, poet, or author.
~The jury reserves the right to change the number of award winners depending on the quality of the music submitted.
~The winner retains all rights to his/her work.
~By submitting your score you authorize The Freudig Singers to make copies of your music for rehearsal and performance purposes, and to perform and record your work.

*Send COPIES ONLY of music. Do not send originals, as no materials will be returned.
*One hard copy with the composer's name and identifying information removed.
​*A letter containing contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address).
*Performance history and the composer's program notes for each work submitted.
​*A brief composer biography.
*CD or Mp3 recordings of the music, if available. MIDI realizations and audio files are acceptable.
​*Administrative Fee of $25 (USA) per piece submitted. Remittances must be in USA currency. Pay through PayPal, money order, or certified check drawn on a USA bank. Make checks payable to The Freudig Singers of Western New York.
*Send materials, postmarked by June 1, 2019, to:

​ Freudig Singers of WNY
c/o 221 Deumant Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14223

Questions? Send an e-mail to Competition Coordinator at

1 Jun 2019
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