Nurturing choral music as a living, evolving art is central to Cerddorion’s mission. In 2013 we launched our annual Emerging Composers Competition to foster the creation and performance of new works for mixed chorus.
Our 2020 Competition drew 27 entries from throughout the world, including submissions from Italy, Denmark, Nigeria, Russia, Poland, Sweden, China, Korea, Germany, Australia, and the United States. We are delighted to announce the winners:
First Prize: Anuj Bhutani of Denton, Texas, for Moments (poem by e.e. cummings)
Second Prize: Karen Lemon of Oyster Bay, Australia, for The Starlight Night (poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins)
Honorable Mention: Przemysław Pacek of Warsaw, Poland, for Nolite Timere (traditional Latin text)
Cerddorion will premiere the first and second prize winning compositions in Spring 2021 (COVID-19 permitting).
2013: Dominick DiOrio (1st prize; no other prizes awarded)