Harmonium Choral Society invites high school students to participate in
its 19th Annual New Jersey High School Student Choral Composition Contest.
The contest is open to all students enrolled in grades nine through twelve
in any public or private school in NJ. It is also
open to all students who are legal residents of NJ participating
in home schooling at the high school level. Student composers are
encouraged to submit their original choral compositions to Harmonium no
later than March 15. Compositions must be five minutes or less in
length and based on selected texts found on the contest website.
The winning compositions will be selected by a panel of judges consisting
of professional musicians, composers and music educators. All contestants receive
written comments from the judges.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and $250 will
be awarded to a runner-up. In addition, the sponsoring teachers of the
winning student composers will receive a monetary award. The winners will
be notified by late March or early April. The winning compositions will be
performed and recorded live during the Harmonium June concerts “Magic and
Mysteries,” Sat., June 4, and Sun. June 5, both at 7:30 p.m., at Grace
Episcopal Church in Madison.
The concert presents an eclectic selection of choral works
from around the world, from the sacred and mystical to the secular and
To view the list of texts, guidelines and additional contest materials,
visit https://www.harmonium.org/contest.shtml or contact contest
coordinator Crary Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org