Emerging Composers Competition

Nurturing choral music as a living, evolving art is central to Cerddorion’s mission. In 2012 we launched our annual Emerging Composers Competition to foster the creation and performance of new works for mixed chorus.

We will launch our eighth annual Emerging Composers Competition in September 2019. Watch this space for details. Click here to see past competition guidelines and  entry form.

Previous Winners

2019: First Prize: Karen Lemon (Sydney, Australia), Lève-toi, et viens; Second Prize:  Jordan Andrew Davis (San Diego), Ave Maria; Honorable Mention: Martin Sedek, The Fair-hair’d Girl.

2018: David Åberg (1st prize), Bernardino Zanetti (2nd prize)

2017: Bernardino Zanetti and Ron Anderson (tie for 1st prize)

2016:  Antonio Somma (1st prize), Kyle Pederson (2nd prize)

2015:  Craig Bakalian (1st prize), Francisco José Carbonell (2nd prize), Brian Mountford (honorable mention)

2014:  Steven Serpa (1st prize), Joshua Fishbein and Theo Popov (tie for 2nd prize)

2013:  Dominick DiOrio (1st prize; no other prizes awarded)