COMPOSITION COMPETITION

In 2000, the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc. (ICDA) and the Iowa Composers Forum (ICF) began a collaboration to support the composition of new choral music for Iowa Choirs. This Collaboration has resulted in the commissioning of nine pieces, all of which have received their premiers at the ICDA Summer Convention and Symposium, and which have been made available to ICDA members for their use, without charge, for one year from the date of the premier. The commissioned works are the result of a composition commissioning contest, in which interested composers submit samples of their choral works, along with a text they propose to set. A panel of two representatives from each of the sponsoring organizations selects a winner, who is then commissioned to write a piece which is performed at both the ICDA convention and the ICF festival.

DEADLINE
November 1, 2012, for the submission of sample scores Average High School Choir Composition Commission

December 1, 2012 the winner will be announced and sent a contract and 50% of the award money.

April 1, 2013 the winner’s commission will be due to ICDA.

SUBMIT TO
Roger Henderson, 1821 Prince St., Grinnell, IA 50112

ENTRY INFORMATION

COMPOSITION COMPETITION WINNERS

The following composers and pieces have been the result of the commissioning process:

2000-2001 “Maple and Pine” (SATB, flute, bassoon)
Jeffery Prater, Iowa State University
Suitable for advanced high school, college/university, and community choruses

2001-2002 “A Dream Within A Dream” (SATB, piano)
John Armstrong, Baldsville, NY
Suitable for advanced high school, college/university, and community choruses

2002-2003 “Resurrection Circus” (SATB, flute, hand bells)
Richard Smith, Muscatine, Iowa
Suitable for advanced high school, college/university, and community choruses

2003-2004 “The Wind” (SA, piano, flute)
Michael Patterson, Simpson College
Suitable for treble clef chorus

2004-2005 “Psalm 99” (SATB, piano)
William Backlin, Mason City, Iowa
Suitable for advanced high school, college/university, and community choruses

2005-2006 “Set Me As a Seal” (SATB)
John Rommereim, Grinnell, Iowa
Suitable for advanced high school, college/university, and community choruses

2006-2007 “Spring and Fall, to a Young Child” (SATB)
Greg Scheer, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Suitable for High School Choruses

2007-2008 “Wynken Blynken and Nod” (SA)
Ben Kornelis, Sioux Center, Iowa
Suitable for Children’s Chorus

2008-2009 “Fantasia on French Noels” (SATB)
Carl Staplin, Des Moines, Iowa
Suitable for church choirs

2009-2010 “Si, se puede” (SATB)
Brook Joyce, Decorah, Iowa
Suitable for advanced high school, college/university choirs

2011-2012 "Handclap Fingersnap" (by poet William Lyons) (With piano (no instruments) SAC (Cambiata) voicing)
David Evans, Iowa City, Iowa
Suitable for average middle school choruses