Coro Sant Yago Choral Composition Contest

In 2018, on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the Sant Yago University Choir of Valencia ran the first edition of a Choral Music Composition Contest, which was very successful in terms of participation. This year the Sant Yago University Choir is announcing the second edition, once again aiming at the creation of new repertoire by national or international composers.

- Participation in the competition is open to composers of any nationality and age.

- Entry compositions must be original and unpublished, harmonisations and arrangements being excluded.

- Entries must be written for a regular mixed choir SATB a cappella with a reasonable use of divisi.

- Compositions must be at a technical level that makes its performance possible by an amateur choir, and
will have a maximum duration of 5 minutes.

- Only texts with a Christmas theme will be considered, written preferably in Valencian, Spanish, Latin or

- The award includes:
* A monetary prize of €300.
* The premiere of the winning piece.

- Composers are entitled to submit an unlimited number of unpublished pieces not previously performed in
public. Entries must have a clear spelling and be sent by email to with the
score attached as a PDF file from an email address specifically created for this purpose using the usual
free email services, such as gmail, hotmail, yahoo... The personal data introduced during the creation of
this account must not include the author's real name in any section. In addition, the header of the
address will follow the pattern “concurso_corosantyago_pseudonym@...”, where pseudonym must match
the pseudonym appearing at the header of the score. The goal of this procedure is to guarantee the
necessary impartiality and transparency. If this condition is not fulfilled and the recognition of the
composer's identity is in any way facilitated, entries will not be considered.

- Participants will submit only one piece per email, though they can send as many emails as works they
want to present.

- The organisation will answer the emails within a period of 48 hours in order to confirm the correct
reception thereof.

- All entry compositions must be received by 31 August 2020, 23.59 (Central European Time).

- Further questions can be addressed to, from any address that avoids revealing
the contestant’s identity.

31 Aug 2020