2021 BIPOC Song Competition

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Cantabile Choirs is thrilled to announce its inaugural BIPOC SONG COMPETITION. The purpose of this competition is to create opportunities to feature and support young BIPOC composers, and increase representation of vocal/choral works by marginalized artists. 

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston is calling for submissions for the 2021 BIPOC SONG COMPETITION. This competition is open to composers 35 and under, who self-identity as a member of Canada’s BIPOC community. Submissions are welcome by Canadian citizens (living in Canada or abroad), permanent and temporary residents, and Indigenous peoples in Canada. 

The 2021 competition includes two categories: 

  • SATB – an original work or arrangement for SATB voicing, with or without accompaniment. The work may include up to 2 instruments (in addition to piano), in any combination at the discretion of the composer. 
  • Unison – an original work or arrangement in unison, suitable for children’s voices. The composition may include some two-part divisi. This work should include piano accompaniment, and may include up to 2 additional instruments. 

The winner of the SATB category will receive: 

  • The Providence Song award of $3000 
  • A publishing opportunity through Cypress Choral Music 
  • A premiere performance by the Cantabile Choirs at a concert in 2022 (details TBD) 

The winner of the Unison category will receive: 

  • The Providence Song award of $2000 
  • A premiere performance by the Cantabile Grande Choir at a concert in 2022 (details TBD) 

Up to 4 runners up will also be selected, with monetary prizes (up to $1000 each) and publishing consideration.

Eligible works cannot be published and cannot have been performed before.

 

READ MORE AND APPLY

Follow the link below to download the competition guidelines and application form.