BENJAMIN BOLDEN was selected as the winner of the 2016 Competition for Choral Writing and the recipient of the Diane Loomer Award of $1500. Benjamin’s composition, “Tread Softly”, will be published by Cypress Choral Music and premiered by the 2016 National Youth Choir/Chœur National des Jeunes, conducted by Michael Zaugg, at PODIUM 2016 in Edmonton, AB.
Click HERE to read the Press Release.
THANK YOU to our 2016 co-sponsor Cypress Choral Music and the estate of Diane Loomer!
Details about the competition:
Choral Canada’s Competition for Choral Writing is a biennial program.
The composer must be a Canadian citizen (or permanent resident).
The winner of the 2016 competition received:
- the Diane Loomer Award of $1500
- a publishing opportunity through Cypress Music
- a premiere performance by the 2016 National Youth Choir/Chœur National des Jeunes, conducted by Michael Zaugg, at PODIUM 2016 – Festival & Conference in Edmonton, AB
The entry deadline for 2018 is on December 1, 2017.
Click here for Competition Regulations and Application Guidelines.
Previous winners of the competition include Donald Patriquin, Lavinia Kell Parker, Brian Tate, Jeff Smallman, Allan Bevan, Michael Unger, Ramona Luengen, David Scott Lytle, Elise Letourneau & Matthew Emery.