Stephen Paulus Emerging Composer Competition

True Concord Voices & Orchestra announces its third Emerging Composer Competition, in honor of our friend Stephen Paulus, who was committed to fostering the talent of young composers.

This competition is open to composers from or living in the U.S., ages 18-40 (as of October 11, 2019).

Please submit a pdf and midi realization of a 5-6 minute setting of William Shakespeare’s Sonnet Number 8 (“Music to hear”), which was the inspiration for True Concord’s name. Text may be found at Please send all materials to The setting should be for choir (SATB, up to double divisi), with or without piano, and/or one obbligato string or wind instrument.

Prize: $1,500, performance by True Concord on three October 2019 concerts in Tucson, $500 travel stipend to attend the concerts.

Notification of results will be on or around September 15, 2019.

15 Jul 2019