Cantus has announced their Third Annual Young & Emerging Composer competition.

Cantus writes:

“Cantus first began with four undergraduate students. They had passion, vision, and a desire to contribute meaningfully to the musical community. In our 2021-22 season, we are celebrating those student roots by providing an exciting opportunity for young and emerging composers.

“Winner(s) will receive a $1000 cash prize. Honorable mentions will also be awarded. Winning compositions will be performed and recorded by Cantus and will also be considered for publication as part of a Cantus series. Compositions must be for tenor and bass voices written at a level accessible to collegiate and high school choirs. Special consideration will be given to pieces that relate to the following themes: immigration stories, home, identity and self-understanding, and finding the divine in all.”

For more information, and links to the application, please visit Applications must be submitted electronically by May 15.