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Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Competition - Corrected Dates

Location: North Dakota, USA
The North Dakota State University Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Competition
NDSU Music honors the legacy and traditions of noted choral composer and long-time NDSU choral conductor Edwin Fissinger with its annual choral composition competition.
The Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners.
            *Score submission  - must be postmarked by May 1, 2013
            *Announcement of winners – June 1, 2013
            *Premiere of winning composition – October 2013
*Application fee: $25 (a check made payable to North Dakota State University) must accompany the submission.
Guidelines for 2013:
            * Mixed choir (SATB)
            * Unaccompanied, or with keyboard accompaniment
            * Three to five minutes duration
* Original, not previously performed publicly, and unpublished works only.  The text may be sacred or secular, either in the public domain, or copyrighted as long as a letter of permission from the copyright owner is included with the submission.
            * Suitable for an accomplished high school or university choir
             * Open to all composers, except for current NDSU faculty, staff, and students.
             * Prior winners may enter only after five years.
            * First -- $1000
             *Second - $500
             * NDSU reserves the right to not award the prize in any given year.
 * The composer of the winning work must be present at the premiere performance. NDSU will reimburse travel, lodging and food expenses up to a maximum of $750.
             * Winners will be announced at by June 1, 2013.
* The first prize winner will receive a contract from Pavane Publishing to place their composition in the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series.   The second prize piece will be considered for publication.
Judging panel:
            *Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities
            *Michael Weber, Associate Director of Choral Activities
            *Charlette Moe, Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Music Education
            *Dale Warland, Dale Warland Singers
            *Allan Petker, Pavane Publishing
Submission Guidelines:
*Include name, address, phone number(s), and email address in a sealed envelope accompanying the score.
*Names or other identifying elements must not appear on the score.  Size of manuscript must not exceed 8 1/2" by 14."
*Submitted scores must be in Finale or Sibelius.
*A midi file may is encouraged with the submission, but is not required.
*All scores selected for performance will be reproduced by NDSU and all copies destroyed after the premiere performance.
*No scores will be returned unless a self-addressed mailer and postage are provided.
*No electronic submissions.  Submissions must be postmarked by May 1, 2013
*Mail submissions to:
            Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities
            North Dakota State University
            Division of Fine Arts
            Dept. 2330
            P.O. Box 6050
            Fargo, ND  58108-6050