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Minnesota Composer Application

For 2020 ACDA-MN State 7-8 TTB Honor Choir

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For 2021-22 MMEA All-State TB Choir

We invite Minnesota composers to submit an application to be considered for the annual ACDA-MN commissioning projects that will select composers for the MMEA All-State TB Choir and ACDA-MN State 9-10 TTB Honor Choir programs.

Specific application information is as follows:

  • Complete the on-line composer application form below
  • Upload a career resume via the form

New this year:

We are utilizing the resource depository of Opus Event to accept and house composition and mp3 uploads.  There is no cost for this enhanced service for the applicant.

  • Upload three compositions (pdf) reflected in the requested voice category (if possible)
  • Provide mp3 links to each of the uploaded compositions

Application Time Frame:
September 15-November 1, 2019

For more information please contact:

Bruce W. Becker
Executive Director

ACDA of Minnesota
13288 Downey Trail
Apple Valley MN  55124
Office:  952.270.7489
Email:  execdirector@acda-mn.org

Criteria for 2020 State Honor Choir Composition for Minnesota Composers

Sponsored by the

American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN)

The Minnesota (only) composer will write an original choral composition in an appropriate difficulty level that will be debuted by the following ACDA-MN State Honor Choir:

State (grades) 7-8 TTB (Boy’s) Honor Choir

Performance scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2020
Scores and CD sample recordings uploaded/submitted by November 1, 2019

  • The composer will attempt to use a sacred or secular text appropriate for these age and ability levels.
  • The composition should be 2 ½ to 3 ½ minutes in duration.
  • The composition may be written for a cappella voices, with keyboard accompaniment, and/or with solo instrument accompaniment.
  • The completed commissioned work should be in the hands of the ACDA-MN Executive Director six months prior to the scheduled performance listed above.
  • A fee of $2500 will be paid the composer, with the first half ($1250) paid upon acceptance of this contract, and the last half ($1250) paid upon the satisfactory completion and timely delivery of the work.
  • For programming considerations, it is recommended that the composer and the Honor Choir conductor collaborate together in determining the artistic content and style of the composition.
  • Actual decision as to programming the composition for the Honor Choir performance shall be between the Honor Choir conductor and the Executive Director for ACDA-MN.
  • All publication rights remain with the composer.  In the event the composition is not published before the ACDA-MN Honor Choir performances, ACDA will reproduce the score for the ACDA-MN Honor Choir debut.  ACDA-MN shall reserve all rights of reproduction until the scheduled ACDA-MN Honor Choir performance. ACDA-MN shall not be responsible to the composer or any other party for any unauthorized reproduction of the score.
  • The following statement shall be included on the title page of the composition:

Commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN)

for the 2020 State 7-8 TTB Honor Choir, Lin Warren, guest conductor

  •  Upload up to three sample compositions and corresponding recordings via mp3 format only using direct link of Opus Event (listed in the application form).
  • Deadline to receive sample scores and recordings:  November 1, 2019

Criteria for 2021-22 All-State Choir Composition for Minnesota Composers

Co-Sponsored by the

American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN)
Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA)

The Minnesota (only) composer will write an original choral composition (in a difficulty range of Class I/II from the Minnesota State High School League Music Handbook) that will be debuted by an MMEA All-State Choir meeting the following criteria:

Name of All-State Choir:  All-State TB (Men’s) Choir (grade 11 & 12 TTBB)

  • First Performance — August, 2021 at a location to be determined
  • Second Performance — To be determined at Orchestra Hall
  • The composer will attempt to use a sacred or secular text appropriate for a diverse public high school population.
  • The composition should be 2 ½ to 3 ½ minutes in duration.
  • The composition may be written for a cappella voices, with keyboard accompaniment, and/or with solo instrument accompaniment.
  • The completed commissioned work should be in the hands of the MMEA Vocal Vice President and the ACDA-MN Executive Director no later than March 1, in the year of the All-State Choir debut.
  • A fee of $2500 equally divided between ACDA-MN and MMEA will be paid the composer, with the first half ($1250) paid by ACDA-MN upon acceptance of this contract, and the last half ($1250) paid by MMEA upon the satisfactory completion and timely delivery of the work.
  • For programming considerations, it is recommended that the composer and the All-State conductor to collaborate together in determining the content and style of the composition.
  • Actual decision as to programming the composition for the All-State Choir performance shall be between the MMEA Choral Vice President and the All-State Choir conductor.  Notification will be given to the ACDA of Minnesota Executive Director as soon as time would permit.
  • All publication rights remain with the composer.  In the event the composition is not published before the MMEA All-State Choir performances, MMEA will reproduce the score for the MMEA All-State Choir debut.  MMEA shall reserve all rights of reproduction until the MMEA All-State Choir performance at the MMEA Mid-Winter Clinic. MMEA and ACDA-MN shall not be responsible to the composer or any other party for any unauthorized reproduction of the score.
  • The following statement shall be included on the title page of the composition:

This work was co-commissioned as a special project in the year 2021-22 by the

American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN) and
the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA)
.

  • Upload three sample composition scores in PDF format and provide URL links to the corresponding performances in mp3 or video formats (listed in the application form).
  • Deadline to receive sample scores and recordings:  November 1, 2019

Submission Form

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