4th CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2020 – Armenian Little Singers International Association

The Armenian Little Singers International Association is pleased to announce the 4th Choral Composition Competition 2020 (ALSCCC). The aim of the competition is to promote the creation of a new choral repertoire for children’s choirs.

Conditions of participation:

  1. Participation is open to composers from any country, aged over 20.
  2. Languages accepted are Latin, Armenian, English, German, Italian and French. English translation of lyrics is required. Lyrics on score should be in original language (not translated).
  3. Piece should be composed for the “Little Singers of Armenia” children’s choir for 3 (S, S, A) or 4 voices (S, S, A, A) with or without piano accompaniment.
  4. Duration of composition should not exceed 5 minutes.
    Utilizing Komitas melodies are encouraged.

    To get information about Komitas, please visit the following websites:

    Life and activity http://www.komitas.am/eng/brief.htm
    Recordings http://www.komitas.am/eng/list_works.htm
    Sheet music https://komitasblog.wordpress.com

  5.  PDF version of competitive score should be sent to alsccc@hotmail.com by
    February 20, 2020.
    Each score should contain a statement written by the composer, declaring that the submitted score is unpublished, has not been previously performed and has been written specially for the ALSCCC.
  6. Each person may submit only one composition.
  7. Personal information should be indicated in the application ONLY, and NOT on the scores.
  8. Scores should be anonymous. Only title of composition should be mentioned on the score, as well as a nine digit code. Nine digit code is created by the composer and should be mentioned on score and application.
  9. Application form should be filled in below. Entry fee is 30 USD, which should be paid in advance. Scores will be sent to the jury members after fee is received. Please attach receipt with score.
  10. The competition will be held in two rounds

    Round 1: Preliminary selection of the compositions
    3 compositions with highest points awarded by the members
    of the jury will be announced on March 5, 2020.

    Round 2: Final selection of winners
    3 selected compositions will be performed by the Little Singers of
    Armenia choir on the concert in Yerevan on May 30, 2020.

    I and II prize winners will be selected by the international jury.

    Audience Award will be given to composition with audience majority votes.

    Awards will be announced at the end of the concerts.

  11.  The jury’s decision will be final.
  12. The winning compositions will receive the following:

    First Prize: 2000 Euro
    Second Prize: 1000 Euro

  13. Winners of the competition grants the ALSCCC rights for audio and video recording during live performance and/or studio performance of the composition, to distribute the recordings for marketing and PR purposes, and to feature the recording on our YouTube page, website, and social media accounts.
  14. Scores sent to the competition will not be returned.
  15. Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.

For additional information, please write to alsccc@hotmail.com

Armenian Little Singers International Association