Liturgy Alive: The University of Notre Dame Liturgical Composition Commission Competition 2019

The University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce Liturgy Alive, a composition competition to foster creative new choral music for the Catholic Mass. In an effort to encourage composers to write music for the Church, three choirs that lead music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be awarding prizes for winning sacred choral compositions. In addition, the winning composition will be premiered at the Basilica in the Spring of 2019. More information and specific rules are below. 

Entries will be accepted between 8:00 AM EST on August 15, 2018 and 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2019. The winner will be announced by February 15, 2019.

The University of Notre Dame Women's Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition

1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000
3rd prize: $500

Competition details found here (PDF)

The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir Composition Commission Competition

1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000
3rd prize: $500

Competition details found here (PDF)

The University of Notre Dame Children’s Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition

1st prize: $500
2nd prize: $250

Competition details found here (PDF)

 

Official contest rules and information regarding copyright, performing rights, and recording rights.

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