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. 

2022 competition details will be announced on this page in June 2021. Please check back for details. 


Congratulations to the 2021 Competition Winners!  Thank you to all who participated.

Notre Dame Basilica Schola Composition Commission Competition:
First Place ($1000): Joseph Fong (New York, NY)

Notre Dame Magnificat Choir Composition Commission Competition:
First Place ($2,000 prize): Emily Mason (Chantilly, VA)
Second Place ($1,000 prize): David Kelley (Vienna, VA)