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. 

2021 competition details will be announced on this page in June 2020. Please check back for details. 
 


Past Competition Details (2020)

 

Entries will be accepted between 8:00 AM EST on June 26, 2019 and 11:59 PM EST on January 5, 2020. The winner will be announced by February 17, 2020.

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

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

Competition details found here (PDF)

The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir Composition Commission Competition

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

Competition details found here (PDF)

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

1st prize: $300
2nd prize: $150

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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