New Music Competition at Colloquium XXIII

For composers attending the Sacred Music Colloquium in Salt Lake City, June 17-23, 2013:

You should plan on attending the Composer’s forum sessions during the week, where your new compositions will be critiqued and workshopped. Plan on bringing along enough copies for everyone in the seminar (about 20 copies). A winning composition from among those presented during the week will be announced on Saturday, June 22. The winning composition will be sung by the entire Colloquium at the closing Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine on Sunday, June 23. This year’s text is Psalm 116: Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, laudate eum omnes populi. Quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia ejus, et veritas Domini manet in aeternum. [Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto: sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.] . Compositions should be SATB and no longer than three minutes in length. For more information, contact David Hughes, forum leader, at