Baltimore Choral Arts Presents the 2019 Student Composer Project

Baltimore Choral Arts Presents the 2019 Student Composer Project

The Student Composer Project has been a great success since its inception in 1990, encouraging young people to compose choral music. Three student composers will have the opportunity to have their works performed and recorded by the Choral Arts Chamber Singers in an in-depth masterclass led by Music Director Anthony Blake Clark and Composer and Peabody Faculty Member Joel Puckett. The composers will also attend Baltimore Choral Arts May 12 concert, Captivity to Liberty.

NEW THIS YEAR: The three winners will each receive a $250 prize, and after the reading session the Chorus will present the “Singer’s Choice” Award of an additional $250 prize to one of the students.

2018-19 Guidelines for Submission of Compositions

Composers must commit to traveling to Baltimore at their expense for the Master Class, and 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.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 29, 2019 at 12 pm.

Submit Manuscript via email to

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

29 Mar 2019