Yale Glee Club

Yale Glee Club 2016 Emerging Composers Competition

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• Unpublished works which have not received a premiere performance, only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

PRIZES:
• $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.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
 
• Five (5) copies of the submitted score and brief resume outlining prior musical experience and education must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2016. Only one composition per entrant may be submitted.
OR
• Electronic submissions of one pdf version of the composition and brief resume outlining prior musical experience and education received no later than April 1, 2016 are preferred.  Only one composition per entrant may be submitted.
 
• Please send electronic submissions to sean.maher@yale.edu
 
• Names must not appear on the score. Instead, please include your brief resume, name, address, e-mail address and phone number(s) in a separate envelope.
 
• Please also include a brief resume outlining prior musical experience and education.
 
• Submissions will be evaluated by a committee of composers and conductors who will determine the winning entry.
 
• The winning score will be reproduced solely for performance by the Yale Glee Club. Copies will be destroyed in the event of future publication.
 
• The Yale Glee Club will have a non-exclusive, world-wide perpetual license to perform the winning score.• The Yale Glee Club shall have the right to record the inaugural performance for archival and other purposes, including distribution and sale of such recording.
 
• No scores will be returned.
 
• If electronic submissions are not possible please use the following address(es)
 
U.S. Mail address:
Jeffrey Douma, Director
Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition
PO Box 201929
New Haven, CT 06520-1929
 
Fedex address:
Jeffrey Douma, Director
Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition
143 Elm Street, Room 208
New Haven, CT  06511

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.