International Choral Composition Competition of Preveza

XΟΡΩΔΙΑ ΠΡΕΒΕΖΑΣ ΑΡΜΟΝΙΑ

The International Choral Festival of Preveza announces the International Choral Composition Competition of Preveza 2022 (ICCP 2022), the aim of which is to promote choral music through the creation of new and innovative choral repertoire for good level amateur choirs. Participation is open to composers of any nationality and any age, whether professional or amateur.

 

CATEGORIES

 

A- Mixed Choirs

 

SATB or SMsATB a cappella, different body percussion can be used as well.

 

B- Children’s Choirs

 

SA or SMsA with or without accompaniment (piano), different body percussion can be used as well.

 

JURY

 

The jury will be consisted by the international recognized and established composers:

 

President of the Jury: 

Ambrož Čopi (Slovenia)

 

Jury members:  

Vytautas Miškinis(Lithuania)  

Javier Busto (Spain)

Ko Matsushita (Japan)

 

The judgement process is based on the criteria:

 

- Voice guidance, harmonic structure.

- Relevance to the content of the text.

- Innovation and artistic value.

- Considering the difficulty level for good amateur choirs.

 

AWARDS

 

CATEGORY A - Mixed Choirs

 

1st Place 

The composer of the winning work will receive a prize of 700 EUR and a diploma.

 

Organizer will also provide two days’ accommodation and food to participant for joining the live premiere of the winning work at the International Choral Festival of Preveza.

 

2nd Place 

(500 EUR)

and a diploma. 

 

3rd Place

(300 EUR)

and a diploma

 

The Jury can also suggest other compositions for performance. 

 

CATEGORY B - Children’s Choirs

 

1st Place 

The composer of the winning work will receive a prize of 500 EUR and a diploma.

 

Organizer will also provide two days’ accommodation and food to participant for joining the live premiere of the winning work at the International Choral Festival of Preveza.

 

2nd Place 

(300 EUR)

and a diploma. 

 

3rd Place

(200 EUR)

and a diploma

 

The Jury can also suggest other compositions for performance. 

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

 

Furthermore, the Jury may award: 

 

- For the best composition written by a participant born after January 7th, 1997.

- For the best composition written by a Greek composer.

- For the best Orthodox composition.

 

PUBLISHING THE WINNING COMPOSITION

 

The winning work will be published by ASTRUM Music Publisher. The jury can recommend that the works in 2nd and 3rd place would also be published. 

 

Award winning works will have the opportunity to be performed as obligatory compositions at the International Choral Competition of Preveza 2022.

 

APPLICATIONS 

 

The compositions for ICCP 2022 must be written and stated as below:

 

CATEGORY A - Mixed Choirs: 

 

SATB a cappella

 

Basically, each voice must not be divided, with the exception of the female part where the choir can be divided in three parts (SMsATB). 

No accompaniment allowed, except for body percussion elements which are allowed.

 

Duration: 2 to 4 minutes.

 

Text: Latin or English preferably, but other languages may be accepted provided that there is an English translation as well as a phonetic rendering of the text. Contents may be either sacred or profane. If the text is not in public domain, a written statement, by the author or copyright holder for the use of the text, must be attached to the entry e-mail.

 

CATEGORY B - Children’s Choirs

 

Choir can be divided in two or three parts (SA or SMsA).

Composition can be written a cappella or with piano accompaniment. Also, body percussion elements are allowed.

 

Duration: 2 to 3 minutes.

 

Text: Latin or English preferably, but other languages may be accepted provided that there is an English translation as well as a phonetic rendering of the text. Contents may be either sacred or profane. If the text is not in public domain, a written statement, by the author or copyright holder for the use of the text, must be attached to the entry e-mail.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT THE COMPOSITION

 

- State the performance duration on the top of the 1st page of the score.

- Format: PDF, made from Finale, Sibelius, or a similar score writing program.

If possible, attach the MP3 audio file when submitting the work.

- Do not state the composer’s name anywhere on the score! If there is an author of the text, the name of the author shall be clearly stated. 

- The original text and its English translation as well as phonetic rendering (where needed) should be attached to the score.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

All compositions must be sent by January 7th, 2022, by e-mail to prevezachoralfestival@gmail.com

 

APPLICATION FEE / PAYMENT 

 

Entry fee is 50 EUR per composition.

The registration fee mailed to the address of the festival or transferred to the following account before submitting the work:

 

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE

Choral society “Armonia” of Preveza

Account number:             448/480188-16

Swift Code – Bic:               ETHNGRAA

IBAN:                                    GR 7201 1044 8000 0044 8480 18816

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARD WINNERS 

 

The results will be announced on February 11th, 2022, on the International Choral Festival of Preveza website and Facebook page. Also, the award winners will be individually notified via e-mail.

 

PREMIERE PERFORMANCE 

 

The premiere performance of the awarded works will be made at the International Choral Festival of Preveza, July 2022. The performance will be streamed and published on YouTube channel of the festival. 

 

REGULATIONS

 

- The composition must not have been performed, awarded nor published before. A declaration that the work fulfills this condition (any format is allowed) must be submitted. 

- A participant can apply for as many works as wanted. A separate entry form must be filled in for each work.

- Upon the awarded works that will be published, the publishing right will belong to Astrum Music Publisher.

- Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations. 

- The jury’s decision is final.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION: 

 

- Composed work (which clearly states the performance time and does not state the name of the composer, in PDF format).

- Original text and the English translation as well as the phonetic rendering of the text (no format restrictions), where needed.

- Declaration that the work has not been performed, awarded nor published before (no format restrictions).

- Permission from the text author if the text is not in public domain (no format restrictions).

- Short CV (Biography) in English and a photo in good resolution.

- Proof of payment of participation fee (50 EUR per composition submitted).