1. Prize: 1.500 Euro (sponsored by the German Club of Composers)
2. Prize: 1.000 Euro
3. Prize: 500 Euro

- Content-related discussion with the cultural theme of the city of Regensburg 2018: "Stadt - Land - Fluss" (="City-Country-River")
- A cappella compositions for the six parts "StimmGold Vokalensemble" ( (SMezATBarB)
- maximum duration of 6 minutes


A composition competition in Regensburg for the present-day theme of the Kulturreferats 2018: "City - Land - River" . The competition is aimed at composers of all ages who compose new works and bring them to world premiere in Regensburg.

In addition to the annual theme, the default is only the cast of the performing ensemble (sextet, SMezATBarB, solo cast), as well as a total length of a maximum of 6 minutes. The composer is thus given the most creative possible use of freely chosen texts.

The compositions must meet the following criteria

Content analysis of the motto "City - Country - River"

Text basis freely selectable

Performance time maximum 6 minutes

Six-part a cappella composition for the StimmGold vocal ensemble (SMezATBarB, solo part)

Only one composition per composer

If the text that is set to music is not non-public domain material, the right of use must be available for the performance and publication in a publisher.

The submitted work may neither be published nor awarded a prize in another competition.

conditions of participation

The competition will be conducted anonymously. The following documents must be submitted:

Score in five copies, bound and legible without attribution

Registration form with the name, address, telephone and e-mail address of the composer and the title of the submitted composition

Short biography of the composer with photo

Competitors declare their consent to radio and television recordings as well as recordings on sound and image media (including their duplication) in connection with the Competition. Any rights resulting therefrom shall be transferred to the organizers upon acceptance of the conditions of participation in the composition competition.

The organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of the submitted documents. The submitted documents will not be returned.


1st place: 1,500 € (donated by the German Composers Union)

2nd place: € 1,000 (donated by REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)

3rd place: 500 €


Closing date: 01. July 2018 (postmark)

Jury Evaluation: July 2018

Announcement of the winners: end of August 2018

Prizewinners Concert: October 20, 2018

Closing Address

Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Music Regensburg


Lower Bachgasse 15

93047 Regensburg

Evaluation jury

Prof. i. K. Steven Heelein (Composer, Prof. for Conducting, HfK Bayreuth)

Prof. Kunibert Schäfer (Prof. for Conducting, HfKM Regensburg)

Tomasz Skwerez (Composer, Solocellist Theater Regensburg)

Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (vocal gold vocal ensemble)

The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.

StimmGold vocal ensemble

The young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was chosen as the ensemble for the final concert .

The young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was founded at the beginning of 2014 by students of the College of Catholic Church Music and Music Education Regensburg (HfKM) and the Faculty of Music Education at the University of Regensburg. The six classically trained singers, in addition to years of ensemble practice and rich choir experience (including in the New Chamber Choir Regensburg), especially the joy of singing together demanding works.

The focus of the ensemble is German romantic vocal music as well as current a cappella literature, including world premieres of contemporary works (2016 Bastian Fuchs, 2017 Rihards Dubra) and modern folk-song arrangements, in which the professional voices convince with expressiveness and harmonious transparency.

More Information about the contest/call for scores:

1 Jul 2018