CMU C# has always promoted new music by composers in the
Carnegie Mellon community. In order to expand these efforts, we
are starting an annual composition competition.
Pieces will be judged by a panel including Maestro Thomas Douglas and members of the D Flat Singers Choir. The winner will have their piece performed virtually by the D Flat Singers Choir and professionally recorded with the help of Professor Riccardo Schultz.
Contestants should submit an original composition, no more than 6 minutes long, for SATB choir by December 31st. Information on how to submit is below. Please also see additional guidelines below.
If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected] or use the Contact page.
- Must be 1.5 - 6 minutes long
- Written for SATB choir
- Range Guidelines:
- Soprano: B3-A5
- Alto: G3-D5
- Tenor: B2-G4
- Bass: F2-C4
- No more than 3 part splits for any section
- Text must be original or in the public domain
- Piano accompaniment is optional but the piece must feel complete without it
- Optional: inclusion of up to 1 standard orchestral instrument (including alto sax and euphonium)
- One submission per applicant
- Submission must be performance ready in PDF format