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Busan Choral Composition Competition

Location: South Korea

2014 Busan Choral Composition Competition

Inaugural Competition: Call for Scores

 

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Busan Choral is pleased to announce its inaugural competition for choral composition. Throughout its festival and competition events Busan Choral has fostered cultural exchange and promoted high quality of choral music by attracting notable artists, conductors, composers to one of Asia’s top choral festivals. The Busan Choral Composition Competition will seeks to engage with aspiring young composers and to encourage the creation and new works for the choral music genre. The winning work will be premiered at the 2014 Busan Choral Festival & Competition during the week of October 13~18, 2014. 

 

Competition Guidelines

 

Eligibility

Composer must be born between May 31, 1991 and May 31, 1974. 

Composer must hold an undergraduate degree. 

Length and Format

3-10 minutes in duration

Piece must be for unaccompanied, equal or mixed voices choir. 

Smaller, portable percussion instruments are allowed. (Xylophone, vibraphone and timpani not  allowed). 

Text can be chosen from Latin, English or Korean. If another language is chosen, a detailed synopsis and pronunciation must be included in the score. 

Compositions must not have been previously published or awarded in previous composition competitions and never publicly performed. 

Application (June 30, 2014 Deadline)

Complete Application Form

One high resolution photo (3,000 dpi +) 

Copy of passport or official identification with date of birth. 

Score in PDF format

5 copies of the score mailed to the Busan Choral office by June 30. 

Scores submitted to the Busan Choral office will not be returned. 

A written statement by the composer must accompany the application stating that the work is unpublished, has never been awarded in a previous competition and guarantees that the composition is an original work. 

By submitting this application, the composer agrees to transfer publication rights to Busan Choral, make audio and video recordings, share rights with TV, radio and other media outlets. Copyright will be retained by the composer. 

Results

Winners will be announced on July 21, 2014. 

Composition will be judged by a panel of international jury. The jury’s decisions are final and cannot be appealed. 

Awards

First Prize: 1,000,000 KRW (~$1,000)

The top prize winning work will be premiered at the 2014 Busan Choral Festival & Competition in the week of October 13~18, 2014. 

The top prize winning work will also be included in a list of competition repertoire. 

Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the Busan Choral Festival & Competition

International composers will be provided with up to 2,000,000 KRW (~$2,000) for airfare. Domestic composers will be provided with travel expenses. 

Second Prize: 800,000 KRW (~$800)

Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the Busan Choral Festival & Competition

International composers will be provided with up to 1,000,000 KRW (~$1,000) for airfare. Domestic composers will be provided with travel expenses. 

Third Prize: 500,000 KRW (~$500)

Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the Busan Choral Festival & Competition

Publication and Rights

Busan Choral and the Korea Choral Institute will hold publication rights of the score. 

Busan Choral will hold performance and recording rights for up to two years following the results of the competition. This will 

The winning work cannot be submitted for future composition competitions.

Contact
Busan Choral - Korea Choral Institute
Nam-gu UN Pyungwha-ro 76-1 Busan Cultural Center
Busan, South Korea
busanchoral@gmail.com
+82-(0) 51-622-0534
www.busanchoral.org

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