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

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, four 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. More information and specific rules are below. 

Competition Details 2021

Entries will be accepted between 8:00 AM EST on August 5, 2020 and 11:59 PM EST on April 5, 2021. The winner will be announced by May 7, 2021.

The University of Notre Dame Magnificat Choir Composition Commission Competition

1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000

Competition details found here (PDF)

The University of Notre Dame Basilica Schola Composition Commission Competition

1st prize: $1,000

Competition details found here (PDF)

 

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

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