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Harmonium's TWENTIETH Annual Choral Composition Contest

Welcome to the web page for Harmonium's Choral Composition Contest. The contest is open to all high school students in New Jersey, and we encourage you to participate. Please read the information below and start planning your entry for the contest. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Grand Prize is $1000, with a possible Runner-Up Prize of $250. Additionally, the adult sponsors of the winning students may receive $100 and $50 for the Grand Prize Winner and Runner-Up respectively. Questions, comments and suggestions may be sent to the contest coordinator.
Here are the official guidelines for the 2017 contest. Please heed all requirements and deadlines, as non-conformant entries will not be accepted. Submit the registration form, sponsor form, and manuscript complete and postmarked by March 15, 2017.
All entries must set one of these texts; no exceptions will be made. Here is a list of some internet resources for student composers, including information relevant to those new to writing for choral ensembles.
Here are some valuable tips from our judges!

Here are some on-line resources from composer Elizabeth Alexander

Check out this blog about composing for chorus.
Still undecided?  Read what some of our former winners have written about their experience: Brian Driscoll, our first Grand Prize winner; Stefan Swanson, 2000 Grand Prize winner; Kevin Clark, 2002 Grand Prize winner; Dale Trumbore, 2005 Grand Prize winner; Tim Laciano, 2010 & 2011 Grand Prize winner

Watch this video about the student composition contest and how the program has impacted the lives and careers of former contest winners.

Results from previous contests: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
Where are the winners now?

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