Cantus Young and Emerging Composer Competition

The Men's vocal ensemble Cantus announces their young and emerging composer competition in conjunction with its 25th anniversary! Cantus first began with four undergraduate students. They had passion, vision, and a desire to contribute meaningfully to the musical community. In its 2019-20 season, they are celebrating those student roots by providing an exciting opportunity for young and emerging composers.

Winner(s) will receive a $1000 cash prize. Honorable mentions will also be awarded. Winning compositions will be performed and recorded by Cantus and will also be considered for publication as part of a Cantus series. Compositions must be for tenor and bass voices written at a level accessible to collegiate and high school choirs. Special consideration will be given to pieces that relate to the following themes: technology and innovation, journeys, home, identity and self-understanding, finding the divine in all.

Submissions (to must include the following:
A cappella composition for tenor and bass (TTBB with limited divisi)
Midi-file and piano reduction (PDF only)
Personal statement (PDF only)

Pay the entry fee (via PayPal) on the website:

1 May 2019
U.S. Dollar (USD)