Amadeus is the name of the annual international contest of choral composition which is now accepting submission for its sixth – 2011 / 2012 – edition.
The contest is one of the activities of the Contemp-Coralia project, which is trying to promote and dynamize contemporary music and musicians inside and outside the region of Extremadura. Contemp-Coralia belongs to a greater project called Extremadura Y Su Música, which has been carried out in the region since 2003.
The 2011 / 2012 International Amadeus Contest of Choral Composition will award four main prizes – each consisting of €500, performance, edition of the work and promotion – and other special prizes.
An International Choral Composition Contest Aimed at Choral Composers + Students of All Nationalities
The current International Amadeus Contest of Choral Composition 2011/2012 is aimed at choral composers and students of all nationalities, no limit of age, interested in promoting contemporary music, with a special emphasis on music from Extremadura, its development and promotion.
The themes of compositions are free, but in order to be eligible for the prize that will be awarded to the “best work with a theme relevant to Extremadura”, works will necessarily be based on melodies/texts from or related to Extremadura.
Works must be unpublished and cannot have been registered either as a whole or partially before the jury’s decision. Works previously awarded in this or other competitions will not be awarded this prize.
Every author can submit a maximum of two compositions for each modality (2 in mixed and 2 in single voice).
The Amadeus contest will award four (4) main prizes – each consisting of €500, performance, edition of the work and promotion – and other special prizes, such as the “Outstanding Work” prize.
Please find details and guidelines for the submission process in the complete official rules, through the official website.