GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTED COMPOSITIONS
• Mixed choir (SATB)
• Unaccompanied, with piano accompaniment, or with instrumental accompaniment of not more than three individual instruments
• Three to five minutes’ duration
• Unpublished works which have not received a premiere performance, only
• Rights to text must be cleared and evidence of copyright holder’s permission must be shown
• Secular or sacred text
• Level of difficulty suitable for a college choir or community choir
• $1500 plus travel expenses to New Haven for attendance at premiere performance by the Yale Glee Club during its 2016-2017 concert season
• Possible future publication in Yale Glee Club New Classics Choral Series
• The winner will be announced in May, 2016. All entrants will be notified by e-mail. The winner will also be announced on the Yale Glee Club web site (www.yalegleeclub.org) at this time.
MARTIN SEDEK, WINNER OF THE 2015 EMERGING COMPOSERS COMPETITION
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Emerging Composers Competition is Martin Sedek for his composition Ah! Sun-flower.
Composer and conductor Martin A. Sedek is an award-winning voice in the world of choral and orchestral music, educated at Berklee College of Music in Boston (B.M, Composition) and Montclair State University (M.M.) where he studied composition and choral conducting. Martin has studied composition with Robert Livingston Aldridge, Matthew Harris and Tarik O’Regan with additional studies with Steven Stucky, Chen Yi, and Steven Sametz; conducting with David Callahan and Julius Williams, with additional studies with William Weinert, Craig Hella Johnson, and Heather J. Buchanan. Martin is Composer-in-Residence at Harmonium Choral Society & the Baldwin Festival Chorus of NYC and is currently the Music Director and Conductor of the Choral Art Society of NJ. As a member of the choral and theory faculties at Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music, Martin serves as Assistant Conductor and Visiting Professor of Music Theory. Composition awards include Boston’s Kalistos Ensemble, Ithaca College School of Music Choral Composition Contest, and Society of Composers International.
He is currently a Ph.D candidate in composition at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he studies with Tarik O’Regan.
Martin has received commissions from Harmonium Choral Society, the Baldwin Festival Chorus, ACDA, Palisades Virtuosi, Cleveland Flute Society, and more.