19 October 2009



The Delaware Valley Chorale (DVC), an adult community chorus based in Wilmington, Delaware, announces the 2010 Choral Composition Competition for young composers. The winner of the competition will receive a $500 cash award and the opportunity to hear the composition performed by DVC during the 2010-2011 concert season.

Eligibility: The competition is open to applicants who will be 30 years old or younger as of March 1, 2010.

Award Criteria: The winning composition will be selected by a jury. Submissions must be original compositions of 3-8 minutes duration. The composition may be in any style, a cappella or accompanied by piano, and should be primarily for four parts (SATB). Arrangements or harmonizations of existing works will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received by March 1, 2010.

Announcement of Winner: Winner will be notified by May 1, 2010 and publicly acknowledged at the DVC concert on May 16, 2010. Application form, instructions and timeline can be obtained beginning October 10, 2009 from our website www.delawarevalleychorale.org or by contacting Elizabeth Rhoads, DVC Competition Committee Chair, at 610-388-2626 or erhoads@dgrhoads.com.

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